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
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
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
This is a full-time 12-month contractual position with the possibility of extension.
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:
Audrey Wade; Employment Support Coordinator
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.