Coordinator, Employment Services

55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2, Canada Req #37
Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Position:           Coordinator, Employment Services

Location:           1 Jim Flaherty St., Whitby, ON

Assignment:      Full-time, Salaried

Pay Rate:        $45,000 per annum. We also offer comprehensive, 100% employer paid benefits, flexible work environment, and access to our superb sport, fitness, and recreational facilities.

Start Date:        June 2024                  

You Belong!

We exist to unlock potential through the innovation of accessibility and to create a better, barrier-free life for all Canadians. We strive to achieve this by reimagining accessibility and redefining the way Canadians live, work and play. Our organization values being person-centred, genuine, flexible, innovative, and collaborative.


We firmly believe that a great team member is somebody that is incredibly passionate about the cause they are advocating for. As an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion, we welcome and encourage applications from all persons, including but not limited to persons with disabilities, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation, and newcomers. We provide variations and accommodations at all stages of the employment and are committed to improving our process to be more accessible and equitable.


The Position:

Reporting to Manager, Employment Services, the Coordinator, Employment Services will act as a mentor to job seekers facing barriers to employment and will be responsible for providing guidance through one-to-one coaching sessions and on-the-job support. The Coordinator, Employment Services will be accountable for the development, coordination, and facilitation of pre-employment workshops in relation to Abilities Centre internal services. The candidate will possess a strong knowledge and understanding of employment programs, services and the everchanging labour market.


What You’ll Do:

  • Assess and plan.
    • You will manage and prioritize a caseload of job seekers efficiently and effectively.
    • You will utilize a person-centered approach to identify employment barriers, goals, and service needs to develop individualized employment plans for job seekers.
    • You will conduct intakes and assessments prior to commencement of services and complete action plans in collaboration with job seekers.
    • You will be responsible for completing and reviewing attendee and job seeker related documentation in department database.
    • You will adopt a unique and creative thinking approach when supporting job seekers.
    • You will plan, organize, and update curriculum to suit individuals needs to ensure relevancy and success for each job seeker.
    • You will assist with the planning, development and delivery of workshops based on the needs of attendees (virtually and in person).


  • Deliver and evaluate.
    • You will work in both group and one-to-one settings to ensure job seekers are on the right track in relation to their career goal(s) and skill development.
    • You will collaborate with the Administrative Assistant and Facilitator, Employment Services to oversee the day-to-day operations of all employment workshops, addressing any issues that may arise with attendees, parents, staff and booking of rooms.
    • You will document progression and impact of all job seekers and workshop attendees.
    • You will deliver and implement employment workshops within various school boards in person or virtually.
    • You will collaborate with the research department to collect impact to ensure that workshops are hitting all expected targets and outcomes outlined.
    • You will research, develop, and implement learning material related to the different skill development and social enterprise program.
    • You will strategize and collaborate with the Manager, Employment Services and the research team to identify program objectives and create innovative program models related to employment readiness.


  • Support and foster.
    • You will support youth and adults of all backgrounds and abilities with the development of necessary life skills, pre-employment skills, and job search tools and techniques.
    • You will support job seekers and students in developing skills required to research, interview for, and secure employment.
    • You will monitor individuals progress and collaborate with other members of the employment team to ensure success in job securement and retention.
    • You will collaborate with job seekers, partners, interns, and families to develop transition plans that clearly outline next steps to assist participants in their pathway to school, work, volunteer, and community engagement.
    • You will work with the Senior Coordinator, Employer Engagement & Outreach to develop and deliver resources ensuring job seekers are supported and successful in the job development stage.


  • Communicate and collaborate.
    • You will actively participate in team meetings, staff meetings, debriefs, and case reviews, and provide additional administrative support to the Employment team as needed.
    • You will discuss and provide constructive, descriptive feedback to job seekers.
    • You will establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with members, staff, volunteers, and community partners.
    • You will collaborate with the Manager, Employment Services to research, develop, and assess the feasibility of new and innovative initiatives that complement and enhance existing programs.
    • You will support the Senior Coordinator, Employer Engagement & Outreach to identify and foster strong partnerships and working relationships with stakeholders whose vision and values align with Abilities Centre.


What You Bring:

  • Education and knowledge.
    • You have post-secondary education in Social Services, Developmental Services, Community Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, Career Counselling or Adult Education, or related.
    • You have 1-3 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities.
    • You have experience applying a variety of therapeutic tools and techniques that focus on and promote inclusion and adaptation of all activities to meet the changing needs and abilities of individuals is preferred.
    • You have experience working with individuals with complex communication needs and applying different communication styles and tools to meet the different needs of participants is preferred.
    • You are familiar with job searching techniques, local provincial labour markets, interviewing skills, workplace accommodations, and return-to-work programming.
      • Familiarity with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) employment requirements, Ontario Human Rights requirements, Employment Standards Act (ESA) & Occupational Health & Safety Act is considered an asset.


  • Compassion, Communication and Relationship Building.
    • You exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence, cultural sensitivity, and an awareness of barriers to success, including learning limitations.
    • You have effective planning, organizing and time management skills, and can work independently without close supervision.
    • You are self-motivated, and results-oriented and you demonstrate initiative and contribute to a work environment that values and encourages innovation.
    • You have exceptional oral and written communication skills and are comfortable presenting to large groups.
    • You can make connections with peers, leaders, and stakeholders.
    • You can facilitate decision-making, influence without authority, collaborate across teams, and achieve results through effective negotiation and problem-solving.
    • You are a team player, flexible and can handle multiple tasks and demands efficiently.


  • Administrative Requirements.
    • It is required that you have a current, clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector from the last 6 months.
    • It is required that you have a current, valid First Aid and CPR ‘C’ / AED.
      • CVRP and/or RRP certifications is considered an asset.
      • Crisis Intervention and Prevention certification is considered an asset.
    • You are flexible regarding work schedule, including days, evenings, and weekends. You have access to reliable transportation. 


Deadline to apply is Friday, May 17, 2024, at 7:00PM


We understand that no one will ever meet all the qualifications or feel fully confident in performing all the duties outlined above. Except for the qualifications that say required (bolded for emphasis), please do not let any other qualification or duty discourage you from applying. If you have any issues with the online application or would like additional information about the job before applying, please email


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