Employment Specialist

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 


  • Perform a full range of duties associated with Employment Counselling, Case Management and Job Development including, but not limited to:
  • Assess clients’ employment and skills-development related needs for the development of individual employment action plans
  • Assisting clients to develop job search skills and job search strategies
  • Assessing need for additional assistance such as further vocational training/skills upgrading and make appropriate referrals
  • Providing solutions-based counselling in the areas of job search, job placement, career decision, job maintenance, or other identified employment needs
  • Providing up-to-date labour market information
  • Assisting clients with resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and other job search activities as needed
  • Assist clients in the use of online resources and technology for job search activities
  • Delivery of employment related workshops and seminars to clients as needed
  • Collecting labour market information regarding job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information
  • Outreach to potential employers, liaising and developing relationships with employers in industries aligned with clients’ career and employment goals.
  • Marketing the skills and experiences of ready-to-work clients to employers, aiming to achieve employment outcomes.
  • Attending industry related networking events and representing IWC on community committees
  • Liaising with accrediting bodies, professional associations, government departments and other social, employment and community agencies as needed to facilitate clients’ progress


  • Degree or post graduate certificate in HR/Career Counselling plus one year experience in Employment Counselling and/or Job Development
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
  • Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of Hamilton’s labour market
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and collect information to assist in targeting the most suitable employment based on clients’ experience, education, and existing labour market factors
  • Able to meet targets and goals
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively with clients
  • Able to communicate confidently and effectively with employers
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Awareness of cultural diversity & sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices
  • Excellent cross cultural skills

How to apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to:

The Hiring Committee

Email: iwchiring@iwchamilton.ca

Interviews may begin before the posting deadline. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.