Workshop Facilitator – Focus to Employment Program

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 30, 2016 - 4:15pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract


The Focus to Employment Program is a two week in class job search program followed by 6 months of active support for Ontario Works clients referred by the Region of Peel. The program provides participants with the necessary pre-employment tools to find employment. OW clients referred by their Caseworker or Employment Services Worker will continue to work with program staff for 6 months while they obtain and retain their employment. Centre for Education & Training is seeking a skilled Workshop Facilitator to conduct interactive workshops on employment strategies, career exploration and job search support.

Reporting to: Manager, Youth Services


  • Professionally maintain client records and adhere to client confidentiality
  • Facilitate half-day interactive job search workshops covering topics such as:
    • Personalized Action Plan, Barrier Awareness, Identification and Solution Planning Employer Expectations, Labour Market, Business and Workplace Culture, Cultural Diversity, Communication Skills: speaking, writing, e-mail and telephone, Steps to building a NEW network, Online Protocols, Effective Self- Marketing and Comprehensive Research Interview Preparation, Resume Writing and Job Search Skills
  • Provide half-day extensive assistance and advice (i.e. job search, interview and resume preparation, Cover letters etc.)
  • Conduct mock interviews for clients and assist them in preparing for job interviews
  • Make phone calls to clients’ case workers, employers, regulatory bodies, and keep client files complete with all necessary forms
  • Conduct orientation sessions to outline the program to prospective clients individually and in a group format
  • Individual consultation and coaching on a regular basis with all program clients as needed, for up to 6 months after in class program completion
  • Undertake other duties as assigned


  • Experience facilitating job search related sessions with knowledge of current job search techniques and career assessment tools
  • Excellent communication, organizational and teamwork skills
  • Motivational, energetic facilitation style
  • Patience and empathy regarding the needs of diverse groups of clients
  • 1 year previous experience working with OW Client Group
  • Certification in Personality Dimensions considered a strong asset, experience using other career assessment tools is required
  • Good understanding of job search strategies, career counselling, and experience facilitating job search sessions
  • Experience developing curriculum and adapting to meet participants’ needs
  • Appropriate post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • Require vehicle and be flexible to work at different locations within Peel Region

This is a Full-Time Temporary Contract Position (with possibility of extension and full time status)
Hours: 35 hours a week
Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Start date: January 2, 2017
End date: February 28, 2017 (with possibility of extension)
Annual salary: $43,590 – $44,590 (pro-rated depending on experience)
Benefits: No
Location: Peel Region -Brampton East / Mississauga

Please submit your covering letter and resume by 4:00 p.m.. Thursday, December 15, 2016 to:

Human Resources Department


Please quote job requisition number: 2016-QCIC-158 2 EXT in the e-mail subject line.