Job Posting: Career and Employment Practitioner

Updated: Jul 21



Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, a youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.

Choices for Youth is currently seeking a career service professional to join our Employment Support team. The individual will work with an employment transition pilot program providing services to support employment success for job seekers experiencing barriers.

Under the direction of the Employment Support Coordinator, the Career and Employment Practitioner will work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders including evaluators, government, and other community partners.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Initiates and maintains ongoing contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives

  • Secures job placement and or program placement with other community organizations when and where applicable.

  • Promotes Social Enterprise as a viable employment option

  • Makes cold calls to potential employers and explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers

  • Researches Internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads

  • Collects data from employers related to vacant positions, including job requirements and skills

  • Match job skills with applicant qualifications

  • Refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions.

  • Data entry with ARMS and PRIME

  • Build strategic relationships with community organizations to understand the community employment program offerings

  • Attend special events, trade shows, career fairs, and networking opportunities within the employment region

  • Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports on outreach activities

  • Develop and deliver community engagement presentations

Program Support:


  • Assists participants in assessing their job skills for positions

  • Inform and assist in the job seeking application processes, resume writing, interview preparation, and job retention skills and attitudes

  • Arranges for interviews

  • Monitors participant performance on the job and coach’s participants when the job performance requires support

  • Works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills or reviews other employment options

  • Maintains contact with employers during the participants' employment and reports results to appropriate staff

  • Tracks participant activity and progress data

  • Use a strength-based approach to working one on one with program trainees

  • Maintain case management and other documentation as required by Social Enterprise trainee participants

Qualifications & Experience


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in human services (such as social work, psychology, education, social sciences)

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of related work experience

  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of career development, supported employment, mental health, and evaluation

  • Knowledge of and experience navigating provincial and federal income benefit systems

  • Knowledge and experience with data management systems

  • Strong interpersonal as well as written communication skills

  • Strong project facilitation skills

  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle

  • Valid First Aid certificate

  • Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, and Enhanced Reliability Status Clearance is required for this position

  • Other duties as required

Work Hours


Regular hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday (37 hours per week). Flexibility in work hours will be required to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements, including occasional and emergent needs to work evenings and weekends. Hours worked in excess of regular hours will be accounted for in accordance with the overtime provisions of the Personnel, Policy, and Procedure Manual of CFY and the Labour Standards Act NL


Term


This is a full-time 12-month contractual position with the possibility of extension.


Compensation

The salary for this position will be $ 45,669.00 - $ 50,368.50 annually. CFY offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks' vacation to qualifying employees.


How to Apply


Please submit your resume and cover letter with Reference ID #CEP072021 in the subject line to:


Human Resources

recruitment@choicesforyouth.ca

Audrey Wade; Employment Support Coordinator

awade@choicesforyouth.ca


The competition will remain open until filled.


Reference ID: CEP072021


Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.


To view all current job postings, please visit www.choicesforyouth.ca/join-cfy.

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