Employment Specialist (Full-Time Contract)

Location: | Posted on: September 16, 2022
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Location: John Howard Society of York Region

Job Type: Full-Time Contract

Application Deadline: September 23, 2022, by 4:00PM

Responsibilities and Authority: 

John Howard Society of York Region (JHSYR) is a non-profit, charitable organization serving residents of York Region. The organization works with individuals involved in any stage of criminal justice involvement and their families.

JHSYR is piloting a new employment program. EMPower is an employment program aimed for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or Newcomers who may be justice-involved or at risk of justice involvement. EMPower provides clients with group-based pre-employment training, followed by a 12-week placement opportunity. This program aims to promote employment and social participation among marginalized communities.

The Employment Specialist will provide assistance, advice, information, and support to clients on all aspects of their employment search and placement. Part of this role will also include workshop facilitation and outreach/recruitment to clients and potential placement/program partners. This position will require delivery of employment services both online and at our office locations in York Region as well as attendance at various meetings within the community.

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