Employment Worker Chinese-Speaking

Job city: 
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


Centre for Immigrant and Community Services - CICS is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity with a mission to empower newcomers in settling and integrating as contributing members of Canadian society through diverse, professional and innovative services. CICS vision is to see fully integrated newcomers who participate in and contribute to all spheres of Canadian Society. Our success stems from our core values of compassion, inclusion, and collaboration.


  • Establish partnership and work with external organizations to market and provide services to clients
  • Conduct assessments to determine clients’ employment needs and suitability for programs, and summarize assessment results
  • Work closely with clients to identify employment goals, develop service plans and achieve goals
  • Outreach to and assess employment needs of the community, and make recommendations on the development of employment initiatives
  • Design and facilitate a training that improves clients’ knowledge of specific occupations, enhances job readiness and skills, etc.
  • Evaluate program approaches and adjust training activities based on perceived clients’ needs
  • Assist in facilitating referrals of the clients to additional education or vocational training and/or external support resources
  • Assist clients in targeting suitable employment, and connect them with employment opportunities
  • Assist clients to develop and review job search materials including resumes and cover letters; equip clients with skills to handle specific job interviews
  • Follow up with clients at appropriate intervals to assess progress and record outcomes
  • Outreach to and develop a working relationship with employers to generate job leads and secure jobs for clients
  • Plan and organize recruitment activities with employers regularly
  • Promote and administer the Employer Financial Incentives Program(s), as appropriate
  • Generate and maintain all records pertaining to programs and clients, and assist in report writing
  • Compile statistics and reports at regular intervals
  • Work collectively with the project team to meet contractual targets and deadlines
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships and communication with internal and external groups


  • Canadian university degree or equivalent, in Career Counselling, Social Services or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in employment/social services, job development or related fields; experience in working with Ontario Works clients is a strong asset
  • Good understanding of all facets of job search and career development including an understanding of labor market trends and resources
  • Thorough knowledge of local labor market, job search strategies, and techniques
  • Excellent skills in program organization and workshop facilitation
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English, as well as a second language commonly used by clientele – Mandarin
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and deliver programs in different locations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated teamwork experience and ability to establish and maintain an excellent working relationship with stakeholders
  • Willing to travel in the GTA; valid Ontario driver’s license and having access to a car to carry out duties is preferred
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory

This is a one-year contract position, renewal contingent upon funding
Work Team/Unit: Employment Services Team
Hours: 35 hours per week; may be required to work irregular hours, evenings, weekends and holidays
Salary Range: $41,530 to $50,460 per annum
Work location: 2330 Midland Ave & may be required to work at Markham South Welcome Centre – 7220 Kennedy Road, Markham

How to apply:

Resumes and cover letters are to be sent by 12:00 noon on December 11, 2019 to:

Hiring Committee
Centre for Immigrant and Community Services

Email: hr@cicscanada.com

The application should quote # Job 35A/19 Employment Worker and address the covering letter.

Centre for Immigrant and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. CICS provide accommodations during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities if required. This will be in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act and Ontario Human Rights Code.

Thank you to all those who respond to this posting. Only those selected for further screening will be contacted. No telephone call inquiries.