Job Developer

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:30pm
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COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at


The ELT program combines advanced level language training (Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 7) with sector specific terminology training and job placement for foreign trained professionals. The job developer will assist participants in finding employment in the office administration / customer service IT, teaching, accounting or finance sectors.


  • Solicits placement opportunities in the office administration/customer service, teaching, IT, accounting or finance sectors for program participants
  • Conducts employer worksite inspections prior to placing clients
  • Prepares and confirms placement contracts with employer
  • Organizes and conducts pre-employment workshops
  • Identifies clients’ job readiness and employment training needs
  • Assists participants in developing individualized and self-directed job search work plans and career portfolios
  • Reviews, critiques and provides feedback on participants’ résumé development and finalization
  • Provides one-on-one counselling and support to program participants
  • Assists participants in identifying and networking with field professionals
  • Prepares clients for job/work placement interviews, provides feedback and coaching
  • Monitors participants’ progress in their field placements and employers’ satisfaction
  • Assists participants in securing employment in the office administration/customer service, teaching, IT, accounting or finance sectors
  • Solicits feedback from participants and employers for program evaluation
  • Prepares and maintains narrative and statistical reports and other documentation as required
  • Inputs clients’ information into database system for services provided and maintains records of employer contacts
  • Conducts follow ups with participants upon completion of field placements.


  • Career and Work Diploma or equivalent with relevant practicum experience
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience facilitating employment workshops and counselling
  • Must have nine (9) months experience working with employers and placing clients
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with Foreign Trained Professionals
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Internet, and email is essential
  • Knowledge of wage subsidies and/other Employment Support Programs offered through SC and MTCU
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with exceptional multitasking skills
  • Knowledge of access to professions for newcomers and their pre-employment needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to speak another language would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the office administration/customer service sector an asset
  • Car is required for travelling throughout the GTA

This is a full time Union position scheduled to work 35 hours per week
Start date: February 13, 2017
Salary: $44,294 to $47,672 per annum + Benefits
Location: 10 Gillingham Dr. Suite 109A, Brampton

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #02-17 and send your resume with a cover letter by January 26, 2017 to:

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

Fax: 416-658-8537 or


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 calls please.

Michael Politi