Youth Mentoring Consultant

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:15pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, rehabilitation and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org

Responsibilities:

  • Screens and assesses candidates who are youth, to determine participant suitability for COSTI’s Youth programs as well as for mentoring programs, for the purpose of enhancing their employment opportunities in their field or related field
  • Facilitates orientation and training sessions for both Mentees and Mentors, networking/special speaker events, topics that support, motivate and are relevant to both Mentors and Mentees, in Toronto & York Region
  • Monitors the database and online HUB associated with the NetWorks/Mentoring program
  • Evaluates the Mentoring matches during and upon completion of the process
  • Supports and encourages Mentees and Mentors throughout the mentoring process
  • Assists and develops career opportunities for youth who are participating in the mentoring program
  • Maintains mentor-mentee case notes and service entries in related databases and paper files throughout the client relationship
  • Ensures youth complete each component of the NetWorks/Mentoring program including providing mentoring, employment preparation, job development, employment counselling and other wrap around supports as needed
  • Coaches and provides clients with pre-employment and post-employment mentoring opportunities
  • Develops marketing strategies targeted at specific clients, employers, youth serving organizations, and professional groups/associations to promote the NetWorks/Mentoring Services
  • Conducts exit interviews upon completion of the NetWorks/Mentoring process and acquires feedback on service quality and long term impact
  • Follows up with clients to track outcomes
  • Meets program targets as per contractual agreement with funder
  • Collects and compiles statistical reports on weekly basis
  • Works collectively within a team to meet contractual targets and deadlines.

Qualifications:

  • Career and Work diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience
  • Minimum one (1) year full-time Mentoring Coach experience, matching Mentors and Mentees
  • Well-developed presentation skills and group facilitation techniques
  • Must have strong case management and client employment service plan development skills
  • Knowledge of youth job creation programs, education and training programs and subsidized training programs
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and industry trends
  • Experience in outreaching to youth and the community in general
  • Thorough knowledge of job search techniques
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Able to meet targets on a weekly basis
  • Excellent communication (oral & written) and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of current computer packages: word, email, internet, access is required
  • Must be willing to work at various locations across the GTA therefore access to a car is necessary
  • Some evening work is required

This is a non-union contract position scheduled to work 35 hours per week
Duration: March 20 to December 31, 2017
Salary:$44,294 to $47,672 per annum + Benefits
Location: 35 King Street, Toronto

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #06-17 and send your resume with a covering letter by February 28, 2017 to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2

E-mail: resumes@costi.org

Fax: 416-658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.