Employment Resources Consultant

Full Time Salaried Contract

Posted date: October 19, 2016

Position vacancy Closing date: November 02, 2016
Employment TypeFull Time
Job ID899
EffectiveImmediately - March 2017
Reports toEmployment Program Manager
Location / RegionPickering Kingston Rd YMCA Centre

Why Work for the Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees. The YMCA provides more than 5,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature and scope

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. The Pickering Kingston Rd. YMCA Centre is a part of YMCA Employment and Community Programs which provide a variety of employment and counselling programs to youth and adults throughout the GTA. The members we serve are unemployed youth, youth in transition from school to work, youth having multiple barriers to employment.   

The Employment Resources Consultant provides encouragement and helps members to clarify their personal needs, set goals and establish a focus in their quest of employment. The Employment Resources Consultant liaises with local employers to provide information and recruitment opportunities. The Employment Resources Consultant provides ad hoc assistance to members using the Resource Centre to find information and to conduct a self-directed job search.    


  • Welcomes and greets participants; Assesses and assists members with their employment needs and direct them to the appropriate service or programs; refers appropriate members to workshops and/or assisted services (employment counseling).
  • Assists members with resources in the centre, e.g. computers, fax machines, photocopier, resource guides.
  • Guides members on job search methodologies; provides resume critiques; provides sound knowledge of relevant legislation relating to employment and local labour market information and opportunities.
  • Schedules and facilitates group workshops relating to job search; onsite and offsite out in the community.
  • Conducts outreach to local employers for employment opportunities; up-date job boards with posting and co-ordinate job fairs.
  • Enters information into database ensuring data quality; Maintains accurate data on a daily basis, ensuring participants sign in; Completes and reviews intake documentation with participant; Produces written and statistical reports on a monthly basis.
  • Participates in program marketing, maintains distribution list, fax and email workshops calendar and flyers to community agencies
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association.  Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
  • Understands and supports YMCA philanthropic commitments, connects with families and offers opportunities to give, either financially or their personal time, including participation in special events within the centre and the community.
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children's Aid Society.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University Degree in a related field preferred or completion of a Community College Diploma in Employment Counselling, Human Resources Management , Social Services or related field
  • A minimum of two years related experience an asset;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation relating to employment and local labour market opportunities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the local labour market and self-marketing techniques
  • Superior presentation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in an efficient manner independently and as part of a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Proficient with Internet and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Flexibility regarding assigned schedules, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies: advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering;  Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion; fundamental competence in: Ethics and Self-Management; Teamwork and Collaboration; being Results Focused;
  • Access to a motor vehicle is recommended, travel between two sites

How to apply

Please send résumé and cover letter quoting
job posting #899 by Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to:

Scott Forbes
Administrative Agent

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

About YMCA of Greater Toronto

The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a dynamic charity offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. Our 2010-2020 strategic plan Strong Start Great Future calls upon our Association to invest in young people across their life stages to deliver on our vision of ensuring our communities will be home to the healthiest children, teens and young adults. This community health strategy includes a significant role for adults and older adults.

Mirroring the region’s diversity, the YMCA offers a variety of programs responding to the needs of the community, including employment and essential skills, education, newcomer programs, youth outreach and intervention, fitness, sports and aquatics, international programs, child care and camps.

When you support the YMCA of Greater Toronto’s Annual Giving, you help us ensure more children, youth and young adults have the chance to be healthy… and so much more. We believe that by providing our children with a strong start, they will have a great future. And, ultimately, strong, healthy children mean strong, healthy communities in the GTA for the years to come. www.ymcagta.org

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