Job Developer

Location: | Posted on: October 27, 2022

Position: Job Developer – Employment Services

Application Deadline: November 11, 2022

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Status: 12 months contract

Hours Per Week: 35

Pay Rate: Salary $ 44,761.00

Job Description:

ReStart is a program of the John Howard Society of Kingston and District. We provide a wide range of employment counselling services to help people prepare for, find and keep employment. Working with the ES Team and employers in the Kingston area, identify or create current and/or upcoming employment opportunities and match those vacancies with qualified and suitable job seekers.  Assist all ES clients who are interested in securing employment with identifying possible leads.



  1. Outreach to the business sector to promote our services and recruit potential employers
  2. Maintain ongoing professional relationships with employers
  3. Locate job leads in the community and match them with qualified applicants
  4. Coordinate training plans and manage incentive funding
  5. Routinely consult with ES Consultants to identify suitable candidates for job development services
  6. Maintain current knowledge of local labour market trends and employment opportunities
  7. Network and liaise with other Job Developers and community organizations also involved in job placement activities.
  8. Maintain accurate and up-to-date employer files and enter pertinent case notes/data in the appropriate databases.
  9. Prepare statistics and reports related to job development activities
  10. Conduct necessary follow-up contacts and assist with placement success
  11. Provide coaching and mediation to employers and employees
  12. Promote Employment Ontario programs and services
  13. Participate in employer events like job fairs, symposiums, workshops, etc.
  14. Participate in the Employment Services Team for seamless and effective service delivery
  15. Ensure services delivered are within the Employment Ontario guidelines and within the policies and procedures of the John Howard Society.
  16. Communicate with the team and supervisory staff on a consistent basis all information pertinent to the effective and efficient delivery of services.
  17. All other duties as required.



  • Minimum three years of related experience, preferably in a staffing recruitment setting, verified experience in job placement in either private or public sector
  • A demonstrated understanding of the local labour market trends and challenges
  • Experience working with individuals from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Public speaking and group facilitation skills
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite, databases and internet.
  • Professional, respectful and client-centered
  • Ability to regularly travel to off-site locations and have a flexible work schedule
  • Valid ‘G’ class Driver’s License and a reliable personal vehicle
  • A satisfactory Criminal Police Check
  • A degree or diploma in business administration, human resources, marketing or a related field. Experience may off-set academic standing



The John Howard Society of Kingston & District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an accessible workplace. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Internal applicants will be given priority in consideration. Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to