Employment Services Consultant
Georgian College
Barrie, ON

THIS IS A TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT POSITION FOR A BARGAINING UNIT EMPLOYEE. Terms and conditions of employment are as outlined in the Support Staff Collective Agreement.

This position is located at 48 Collier Street, Barrie.

Reporting to the Manager, Employment Services, the incumbent will provide career decision making, enhanced job search and support local employers on creating hiring and training plans meeting ministry criteria for Employment Ontario Employment Services (ES). Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


Developing detailed employment service action plans for participants, including matching their needs with approved services, assessing for possible employment opportunities and offering ongoing support
Providing information regarding community supports and resources to support job search, career decision making and informed education, training and employment decisions
Assisting participants in career decision-making, conducting a job search and developing training plans for Second Career (SC)
Providing and sourcing support, mentoring and coaching for participants during the job search and throughout training process
Identifying and negotiating career exploration opportunities for program participants, including volunteer experiences and unpaid / paid placements
Administering employment supports and training incentives as per Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Department Employment Services guidelines, work placement contracts, and timely processing of financial incentive payments
Supporting employers with their hiring needs, identifying the skills and requirements needed, selecting the appropriate candidate, and identifying areas where the candidate might require additional support or learning
Preparing and maintaining detailed participant case notes during participant interactions in electronic as well as web based databases in a timely manner
Designing and conducting workshops and other group programs on topics such as job search, workplace readiness and employment standards
Representing the program at community functions, making presentations to various groups in the community, and marketing the program to employers and community/business organizations

Successfully completed a three year postsecondary diploma in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to human or social services, business, psychology or sociology
Three years’ experience in a role providing career or vocation advising, employment assistance training, preparing training incentive agreements and working with Human Resource development practices and administrative procedures
Experience with workshop development and facilitation to promote the Employment Services program
Experience working with labour market trends and information to assist in the development of service plans
Demonstrated ability to work within specified employment program guidelines including Ministry of Advanced Training and Skills Development guidelines and work placement contracts
Computer skills and experience with databases (entering, analyzing and maintaining statistical data), career planning software (i.e. Career Cruising, web-based assessments, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel Outlook, etc.), and social media (Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter)
Proven communication (written and oral) and conflict resolution skills with the ability to work under pressure and respond effectively in difficult / sensitive situations
Organizational and time management skills to handle multiple responsibilities
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and as part of a team to achieve site targets
Ability to maintain and adhere to confidentiality guidelines set out by program funder and Georgian College
Ability to travel to off campus sites as required
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and non-mandatory statutory holidays
Experience working with service plans in EOIS-CaMS is an asset