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Are you passionate about working with youth and helping them increase their employability?

The WorkLink Employment Society is recruiting a fulltime, Project Facilitator/Job Developer for the START Program. This position works up to 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) in our Jacklin Road office located in the Westshore. This is a term position to March 31, 2020, subject to continued funding at a range of $26.68 – $27.08 per hour with the possibility of extension subject to continued funding. A comprehensive benefits package is also available.

About The Position:

The Skills Link initiative program is funded under the Federal Government of Canada to assist eligible youth 15 to 30 years of age in developing a broad range of skills and knowledge in searching for and obtaining work. This program consists of a 6-week classroom component with the opportunity of an 8-week work experience placement (with or without a wage subsidy incentive). The work of the Project Facilitator is to deliver a variety of employment related life skills topics, job search workshops and to mentor the youth in understanding the world of work and employer expectations.

The Project Facilitator/Job Developer’s main responsibilities include:

 Arranging resource speakers/trainers such as local employers, customer service trainer, first aid trainer, etc.;
 Assisting participants in obtaining an eight-week paid work experience placement. Placements should be suited to participant’s skills, interests, and realistic employment goals;
 Delivering a program that will allow participants to increase their self-confidence in order to assist them in obtaining and maintaining employment;
 Evaluating teaching methods/anticipating the need for/recommending new strategies/methods;
 Facilitating job search: labour market analysis, resume writing, portfolio development, and job maintenance strategies;
 Facilitating personal development: self-awareness, building self-esteem, problem solving, critical thinking, personal image building, time management, and community resource awareness;
 Facilitating personal planning: motivation for self-sufficiency, interests and aptitudes, responsibilities/rights in the workplace, career decision making, and examining long-term goals;
 Maintaining information systems to track information on participants, project activities and employers;
 Negotiating work placements with employers, including outlining dates, location of training, job duties, expectations, evaluation processes, risk management, and monitoring arrangements;
 Providing job development services to clients during peak periods.
 Referring participants to supportive community resources where appropriate; and
 Submitting monthly and final client program reports to WorkLink Project Supervisor and funders as required.

The successful applicant will work closely and evenly share the workload with the other START Program, Project Facilitator/Job Developer to serve the needs of clients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Able to conduct assessments, interviews and guide participants.
 Ability to prioritize tasks, manage tight deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
 Strong knowledge of local labour market.
 Communications and public relations skills.
 Highly organized with strong administrative skills.
 Knowledge of information management and online reporting systems.
 Professional and responsible with sensitive and confidential situations.
 Superior verbal/written skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills.


 Post-Secondary University Degree or College Diploma with demonstrated experience in Career/Employment counselling.
 Minimum of two (2) years group workshop facilitation in a career/job search environment.
 Career Development Practitioner Certification an asset.
 Current Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.
 Previous experience maintaining successful relationships with community groups, employers, government/referral agencies.
 Career facilitation/job development experience with youth a definite asset.

Applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to no later than October 16th, 2019 at 4:00pm.

We appreciate all applications; however only those short listed will be contacted.
WorkLink values the diversity of the people it hires and serves… we foster a workplace where individual differences are recognized and respected, while utilizing each person’s talents and strengths.
The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.