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NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.


Self-Employment Facilitator

Position Title: Self-Employment Facilitator
Start Date: April 24th, 2017
Hourly Rate: $25/ hour
Reports To: Manager, Mobile Settlement
Hours: Part-time (21 hours/week) 50 week contract
Location: Lawrence Square Mall Site

POSITION SUMMARY

The Self-Employment Facilitator will provide information, support and coaching services to newcomer and immigrant women with a focus on women on those who wish to start their own small business or social enterprise. This position works closely with the project’s Job Developer/Employment Counsellor position as a part of the team to deliver a newly funded Women’s Employment Support program.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship Facilitation

  • Delivers the curriculum-based self-employment readiness training program.
  • Conducts assessment and selection of participants, and supports participants through the business development process (providing guidance, and feedback on assignments and final deliverables)
  • Works closely with the project’s management team and appropriate stakeholders/partners to support participants through the entire continuum of service delivery (from business idea, to launch, to business sustainability)
  • Identifies key resources for participants around legal requirements, market data, promotion, and other areas regarding business start-up
  • Connects with business contacts and entrepreneurs in the community, to arrange coaching/mentoring opportunities for participants
  • Provides one-to-one support for participants throughout the program duration, with a focus on those interested in self- employment, and with other participants as required.
  • Arranges for guest facilitators, volunteers and mentors
  • Ensures business plans are completed and presented at the end of the training program
  • Other duties as required

Outreach and networking

  • Assists with the development of program promotional strategies and materials.
  • Disseminates promotional materials through appropriate channels as outlined in project’s outreach plan.
  • Conducts outreach to diverse communities in the North York area
  • Meets regularly with entrepreneurship stakeholders to strengthen partnership
  • Conducts research and identifies community resources on self-employment/entrepreneurship
  • Develops working relationships and engages other community organizations/partners
  • Assists participants through the application process by providing orientation to NYCH programs, project’s entry requirements, and assists in completing program application
  • Participates in NYCH and program meetings, trainings and events as required

Documentation, evaluation and reporting

  • Ensures, project outcomes, as stated in project’s logic models, are closely monitored and achieved.
  • Conducts evaluation of groups and collects summarized data for further program development
  • Tracks program spending and submits advance requests, receipts and program expenses
  • Collects and inputs date and registrant information into appropriate forms and databases
  • Produces statistical and narrative reports on monthly basis
  • Attends NYCH and program meetings, and participates in the Project Advisory Committee
  • Other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a degree/diploma in financial management or business administration, entrepreneurship, or community economic development

Experience and Skills

  • Knowledge about community economic development, entrepreneurship/self-employment, and/or have small business experience, including business and financial planning.
  • Experience working with vulnerable and diverse populations, including adult education experience.
  • Experience working with diverse low-income communities, including people from diverse cultures, levels of ability and education, and language groups
  • Experience in providing one-on-one support (assessment, problem-solving)
  • Demonstrated skills in supervision of volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills in English, written and verbal; other languages an asset
  • Excellent computer skills, and savvy in social media

Other Requirements:
Typically works regular hours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional (planned) evening/weekend work, and some travel required within the GTA.
A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required when necessary for the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Self-Employment Facilitator – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
Email:  employment@nych.ca  Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON   M6A 3B4

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job Developer/Employment Counsellor

Position Title: Job Developer/Employment Counsellor
Start Date: April 24, 2017
Hourly Rate: $27/hour
Reports To: Manager, Mobile Settlement
Hours: Part-time (25 hours/week) 50 week contract
Location: Lawrence Square Mall Site

POSITION SUMMARY

The Job Developer/Employment Counsellor provides comprehensive employment-focused needs assessment with the goal of providing clients with the knowledge and skills to better understand the strategies and next steps in their job search process and is responsible for the placement and employment components of the project. This position works closely with the project’s Self- Employment Facilitator as a part of the team to deliver a newly funded Women’s Employment Support program.

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Employment Counselling and Group Facilitation

  • Interviews clients to assess their employment readiness to enter the hospitality/food related sector.
  • Delivers the curriculum-based employment readiness training program in conjunction with the Self-Employment Facilitator.
  • Assists clients with such matters as job readiness skills, job search strategies, writing résumés and preparing for job interviews.
  • Supports, coaches, and monitors clients as they progress through their employment action plans
  • Maintains contact with clients, and follows-up at appropriate intervals, to assess progress and record outcomes
  • Organizes and delivers monthly employment related seminars and workshops for community members
  • Provides one on one counselling to assist clients in the achievement of their employment goals as per their employment action plan.

Job Development, Outreach and Networking

  • Collects labour market information on the hospitality/food related sector for clients (job openings, entry and skill requirements and other occupational information).
  • Makes cold calls to potential employers to inquire about potential job opportunities for participants
  • Provides useful local labour market information, by analyzing skills and experience required and preferred by local area employers, and by researching current trends and identifying usual means of entry into the hospitality/food services sector
  • Provides direct job matching of current openings to the clients. Offers qualified job candidates the opportunity to interview for posted jobs or internship opportunities.
  • Assists with the development of program promotional strategies and conducts outreach
  • Attends NYCH and program meetings, and participates in the project advisory committee

Documentation, evaluation and reporting

  • Ensures, project outcomes, as stated in project’s logic models, are closely monitored and achieved.
  • Conducts evaluation of groups and collects summarized data for further program development
  • Tracks program spending and submits advance requests, receipts and program expenses
  • Collects and inputs date and registrant information into appropriate forms and databases
  • Produces statistical and narrative reports on monthly basis
  • Other duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
The minimum level of education preferred is a degree/diploma in Social Sciences or Social Work and/or Diploma in Career and Work Counselling, Coaching, Employment Counselling or equivalent work experience.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience dealing with individuals/clients facing multiple barriers to employment, or 2-5 years’ experience in related duties and responsibilities.
  • Solid knowledge of the Canadian labour market, Canadian workplace practices, job search strategies and techniques
  • Knowledge of current labour market trends, related to the food & hospitality industry
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships/connections with potential employers
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication, analytical and leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a performance-based system with a proven track record of meeting targets and outcomes is essential.
  • Valid drivers’ licence and access to vehicle is an asset

Other Requirements:
Typically works regular hours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with occasional (planned) evening/weekend work, and some travel required within the GTA.
A successful clearance of criminal record verification will be required when necessary for the position.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit cover letter and resume by: Friday, March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Employment Counsellor/Job Developer – Hiring Committee, North York Community House
Email:  employment@nych.ca  Mail: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., Suite 226, North York, ON   M6A 3B4

NYCH is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace, and will provide accommodation as required throughout the interview and employment process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

No phone calls please – only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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