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The John Howard Society of Kingston and District

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Industry Sector: Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

Organization Description:

The John Howard Society of Kingston & District is a non-profit organization committed to providing and developing a wide range of community-based services that address crime and its causes. We are dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration efforts of those who have been in conflict with the law. Our organization has a strong history of helping people through the provision of prevention and intervention services, as well as advocacy and public education. We strive to offer programs that are evidence-based and responsive to our community needs thereby contributing to the development of a safe and healthy community for all.

Job Listing #17101

Resources & Information - Employment Consultant • Contract / Contrat

Date Posted: 23 Nov 2022

Application Deadline: 09 Dec 2022

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

Hours Per Week: 35

Pay Rate: Salary / Salaire $44, 761

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTIES:

  1. Coordinating the day-to-day operations of the Resource and Information Services. Ensuring smooth and seamless service delivery, working in conjunction with Intake and Reception staff
  2. Reception of the general public, drop-in and scheduled clients (in-person and telephone)
  3. Provide clients with orientation to our Resource & Information Services
  4. Promote all components of our employment services, assisted and unassisted
  5. Assist clients with accessing and utilizing the resources in RIS
  6. Provide information and support to clients on job search techniques, current labour market trends and community resources
  7. Assist clients with computer usage and provide basic computer literacy instruction
  8. Maintain appropriate statistical information and reporting procedures as required
  9. Maintain and organize the RIS materials and general office supplies, ensure they are replenished, current and relevant
  10. Assist clients in developing, updating and editing their job search materials (resumes, cover letters, etc)
  11. Complete needs assessment and determine appropriate course of action, including making referrals to ES Consultants or the Job Developer for further services
  12. Search internet job sites daily, maintain job board, and keep current on local job market
  13. Promote and provide information on all Employment Ontario services and assist clients in accessing those services
  14. Facilitate various job search workshops, information sessions and job fairs.
  15. Execute scheduled follow-ups with clients as required
  16. Ensure services delivered are within the Employment Ontario guidelines and within the policies and procedures of John Howard Society
  17. Communicate with team and supervisory staff on a consistent basis all information pertinent to the effective and efficient delivery of services
  18. All other duties as required

The John Howard Society of Kingston & District is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to providing an accessible workplace. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

Internal applicants are given priority in consideration.

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A degree or diploma in the social sciences field. Work experience in an employment services environment may off-set academic standing. Specific education, training or certification in employment counselling is an asset
  • Previous experience working with clients who have high/complex needs and/or have multiple barriers to employment
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite, databases and internet
  • Excellent communication skills, professional boundaries, customer service skills and ability to respect confidentiality
  • A satisfactory Criminal Police Check

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