Transition to Employment Worker - #667968

District School Board of Niagara


Date: 3 days ago
City: St. Catharines, ON
Contract type: Full time
District School Board of Niagara

Invites Applications For The Following Position

Transition to Employment Worker

One full-time position

35 Hours per Week; $25.28 – $29.90 per hour

Deadline for submission is 4:00 p.m. on May 15, 2024

General Job Description

The position aims to assist individuals who identify as having a disability, secure and maintain employment. The successful applicant will be client centric, outcomes driven with a background in employment services.

Typical duties of this position will include, but are not restricted to the following:

Work 1-1 with individuals who identify as having a disability and are facing a number of barriers to employment, secure and maintain employment for 12 months;

Assess employability of clientele and prepare an employment plan based on that individual’s needs; outlining a plan of action to secure employment;

Foster potential in clientele by providing hands on support during pre-employment training, employment seeking and on the job training and retention support;

Cold call, build and develop relationships with Employers and job develop to support clientele in connecting to appropriate job openings and accessing the hidden job market;

Travel across the Niagara Region to meet with clientele at a location operated by the DSBN and/or in public spaces most convenient for them; reducing barriers to accessing service;

Maintain accurate files, documentation and complete administration responsibilities as needed, including; entering and updating case notes in a client management software, follow strict file guidelines, use and update an electronic calendar, update shared spreadsheets using OneDrive;

Build resumes and cover letters individualized to the client, apply to jobs, support in interview preparation, support with on-boarding of clients in the workplace and on-going support of clientele throughout their employment as needed for 12 months after securing employment;

Develop client capacities by assisting in their independence and supporting in their independent job search outside of client meetings;

Maintain a heavy caseload without sacrificing quality of service; meeting with clientele on a weekly to biweekly basis until employment is secured;

Work in partnership with other Service Providers, receiving and administering referrals in a professional manner

Promote and market program and DSBN to community partners and develop strong relationships with other Service Providers;

Work in a team environment, fostering the growth of team members and work collaboratively to support clients

Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Qualifications And Education Requirements

Minimum College Diploma in Social Services (or equivalent);

A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience working in Employment Services, ideally with multi-barriered individuals;

Experience in case management, addressing barriers, setting goals and meeting allocated service targets;

Strong digital technology skills and comfortability with MS Office, CaMS, other case management software, email, online job searching/application;

Exceptional customer service skills with a focus on professionalism and a positive customer experience;

Demonstrated ability to build strong professional relationships with clientele, follow up, maintain relationships;

Be adaptable, flexible and driven to achieve positive personal and team outcomes;

Access to a reliable vehicle for regular travel throughout the Niagara Region;

Able to obtain a satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

The contract position is anticipated to start on June 10, 2024 to March 31, 2025 with the possibility of extension based on openings and funding renewal.

Applicants are asked to apply through Apply to Education (Job #3742942) no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2024 . Resumes should detail qualifications and experiences as outlined above.

The District School Board of Niagara is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of its employees, who reflect the diversity of our community and students we serve. We encourage and welcome submissions from candidates from diverse backgrounds to build a supportive and inclusive workplace. DSBN welcomes applications from: Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, women, persons with visible and non-visible disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. The DSBN is committed to “Achieving Success Together” and recognizes that increasing the diversity of its workforce supports this objective.

DSBN will make interview and employment accommodations during the selection process, based on any of the human rights protected grounds. Please notify us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs. Applicants are thanked for making known their interest in working for the District School Board of Niagara. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Personal information on this form is collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.E.2, as amended and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. R.S.O 1990, c.M. 56, as amended and will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility of the above-noted position and any similar or related purpose(s). Questions about this collection, use and disclosure should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, District School Board of Niagara, 191 Carleton Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7P4 905-641-1550.

Land Acknowledgement

The land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples acknowledging this reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.
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