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Job Description

  • Title: Employer Services Consultant
  • Position Type: Full-time contract
  • Experience: 2+ years
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Reporting to: Manager, Employer Partnerships and Services
  • Location: Weston (Toronto) full-time contract contract until September 2021 with very good possibility of extension; Lawrence Allen Centre (North York) full-time contract until March 31, 2021, with very good possibility of renewal. 
  • Start Date: Immediately

Position Description: The Employer Services Consultant is responsible for partnering with employers in multiple sectors, assessing their workforce development needs and developing strategies to enhance employer labour market demands.  The Employer Services Consultant works directly with job seekers providing job development support to connect them to employment opportunities and develops opportunities from existing job descriptions based on job seeker and employer needs.  


Workforce Development, Employer Outreach & Relationship Building

  • Develops 2-3 new relationships with employers each week in a variety of industries  
  • Assists employers in identifying their workforce development needs and conducts site visits to ensure employers can provide suitable and safe workplace environments
  • Assists employers in recruiting employees by facilitating employment-related events, preparing job postings, assisting with the outreach process to attract suitable candidates, and posting positions on internal and other job boards
  • Participates in workforce development, analyzes employer workforce needs and supports the development of employer partnerships
  • Informs employers of other relevant programs and services of The Career Foundation and promotes all fee-for-service/fundraising initiatives
  • Maintains, fosters, nurtures ongoing relationships with employers, engages them in the development of clients and workforce development
  • Serves as a resource for employers, advises them on human resources and other employment related issues
  • Arranges employer guest speakers, educating job seekers on specific employers’ needs/expectations of various sectors
  • Initiates and maintains accurate documentation of contacted employers, job leads and any other job development activities
  • Maintains an Employer Database with information regarding client interviews, current recruitment status and job development activities.

Job Matching and Placement

  • Places a minimum of 3-4 job seekers a week into full-time employment through advertised and non-advertised job leads
  • Negotiates and administers placement agreements and employer incentives (wage subsidy, on-the-job training) and monitors training plan ensuring expectations of placement are met
  • Ensures quality of placements by appropriately matching candidates’ skills with job requirements
  • Conducts required employer site visits, ensuring workplace health and safety policies are in place, and provides employers with health & safety and Employment Standards Act resources
  • Supports job seeker and employer with any arising retention issues
  • Provides employer with suitable candidates for the role, works with employer to carve out roles from existing job descriptions based on needs and skills requirements of job seeker and employer

Assessment, Job Search Support and Retention

  • Assesses job seekers, determines specific individual needs, identifies job goals, develops action plans, and supports job seekers in overcoming identified barriers to employment
  • Coaches, and motivates clients during their job search
  • Supports job retention by monitoring client progress during employment and through 12 months post closure
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of the positions that participants are applying for and clarifies questions participants may have
  • Plans and participates in community events concerning employment, education, and career development
  • Provides orientation to workplace, life skills coaching and support for disclosure of a disability

Program Marketing and Outreach

  • Works with the team to plan, execute, and continuously monitor an effective outreach plan in the community
  • Recruits clients and ensures that the required number access services
  • Maintains organized documentation of contacted community organizations
  • Participates in community events, job fairs and related activities to inform job seekers of The Career Foundation and to recruit them for the program
  • Facilitates client referrals by building relationships with community partners and organizations in the area

Other Duties as Required: 

  • Maintains flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Participates in fundraising activities on behalf of The Career Foundation
  • Other duties as required.


  • College Diploma or University Degree is required
  • A minimum of 2 years direct service experience in the areas of job development and job coaching, or marketing or business development
  • Understanding of, and ability to effectively apply the principles of the sales process to generate job leads and secure positions for clients
  • Knowledge of current labour market trends, the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market, job search techniques and employment research methods
  • Experience working with and supporting job seekers living with various forms of disability is an asset
  • Flexible team player – Willingness to take initiative to lend assistance where needed to ensure that the team is successful in meeting project goals
  • Equipped to work remotely with adequate internet capabilities and ability to work from various Career Foundation sites, as needed
  • Knowledge on online communication platforms, techniques, and tools (e.g., Zoom and MS Teams) with an aptitude and willingness to learn and work with new technologies
  • Proven track record in a result’s driven environment, solid experience in meeting or exceeding targets
  • Vocational counselling/placement experience with multi-barriered individuals will be considered a strong asset
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a proven record of demonstrating tact and diplomacy when facing challenging situations
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is an asset
  • Bilingual (English/French) is an asset.

Application Form

To apply for this position, please complete the application form below. We suggest using the latest version of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to complete the form, in order to ensure that your application is submitted correctly. 

*Should you experience any technical difficulties while submitting your application, please submit your résumé to jobs@careerfoundation.org, along with a Word document that addresses all of the questions in the application form.

About The Career Foundation

The Career Foundation offers a wide range of career and job-related programs. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. For more information please visit our website at www.CareerFoundation.com.

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation.  The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

We are a professional, result-driven organization that has been described by our employees as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team-oriented.

We also offer:

  • Competitive compensation
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that includes massage therapy, naturopath services, and travel coverage
  • An Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • An RRSP matching plan
  • A wellness program
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