Employment Opportunities at Goodwill

About Goodwill

Goodwill the Amity Group is a leading human services and social impact organization based in Hamilton that serves the Hamilton and Halton communities. Goodwill’s mission is changing lives through the power of work. To deliver that mission we support individuals in overcoming barriers to employment and obtaining work and employers in securing the workforce they need. Our Employment Services programs are funded by the government of Ontario. We also operate social enterprise divisions – Stairways café / catering and thrift stores in Oakville and Burlington – which also provide training and employment opportunities in our communities.


Our Career Centre located at 3505 Upper Middle Road in Burlington has an outstanding opportunity to join their team as a CAREER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST on a short-term contract basis of up to (6) six months. Reporting to the Site Co-Ordinator, this full-time opportunity is 37.5 hours per week, with a starting salary of $3,907 per month.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Employment counselling experience
• Experience with CaMS a strong asset
• Community College and/or University Degree in related discipline
• Proven ability to meet or exceed targets, with 2 years’ related experience
• Strong background in developing action plans, employment counselling, apprenticeship, Second Career Strategy
• Ability and experience to work with databases
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Valid Driver’s license and full time access to a vehicle
• Strong case noting skills with the ability to build rationale for decisions that support clients with goals
• Knowledge and/or experience of EO programs an asset

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Intake new clients, assessing eligibility for service with government programs to assist with the job search
• Providing employment support to clients, assessing attitudes and barriers affecting job placement and vocational training
• Developing strategies, advising on job search techniques, and following up on action plans
• Assisting clients to develop Employment Action plans geared to realistic outcomes
• Ensuring accurate, timely, and complete records are maintained on each client, using various computerized databases, following ministry guidelines
• Case conferencing with job developers, internal and community partners to discuss clients’ needs and eligibility
• Maintaining knowledge of current labour market using newspapers, Internet and other available sources
• Assisting clients to secure Second Career Strategy
• Following up with employers for the purpose of assisting clients to become employed
• Monitoring clients while on placements with employers
• Establish community placements, conducting follow-up and providing employers with information
• Marketing programs and services to the community and employers
• Plan and/or conduct training sessions and make recommendations for new programs
• Develop and support the team effort with clients, staff and other team members
• Takes responsibility for understanding and addressing safety issues for the job and equipment operated

Condition of Employment
• The successful candidate will be required to have a Criminal Reference Check completed
• Conform to all Safety Regulations and Procedures

Interested Individuals are asked to submit a Cover Letter and Resume by
Friday, December 13, 2019 by e-mail to:

Internal posting is concurrent with an external search

We thank all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted. Goodwill, The
Amity group is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity and dignity in the
workplace. If you are contacted by Goodwill, The Amity Group regarding a job opportunity, please advise HR prior
to the interview if you require accommodation and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

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