Founded in 1988, VPI has provided working solutions to individuals and organizations for 30 years. We are based in Mississauga and have 17 branch locations across Southern Ontario.
We provide employment programs, assessments and supportive vocational services that help residents of Ontario improve job readiness, explore training and get back to work.
As a service provider for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), we facilitate several Employment Ontario programs to help job seekers find work and training opportunities. We also work directly with employers who are looking to hire. These free programs and services are provided at no cost to job seekers or employers.
Youth Job Support Specialist (Youth Programs) for our Oshawa/Ajax branches
The Youth Job Support Specialist (Youth Programs), is responsible to support unemployed youth find meaningful employment. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with a demonstrated ability to consistently meet targets.
To be successful in this role, you will be comfortable with automation, ever improving processes and efficiencies. You possess integrity and a strong work ethic. You are a highly motivated, results-driven and dependable team player.
- Youth management and support to the YJC student program; providing back up support to Youth Programs including 1:1 job coaching with the youth, assessing motivation, supporting youth through independent job search activities, coaching youth in job interview strategies, administrative program support requirements (including file closures, follow-up activities, etc.)
- Advocate for and promote specific youths’ skill sets, marketing the right skills to the right job leads.
- Strengthening employer relationships through placement & training agreement negotiations, placement monitoring and support, and community involvement (i.e. employer events).
- Work closely with the Business Development Unit to seamlessly and effectively assist youth to obtain meaningful employment and achieve all targets and outcomes.
- Participation and liaising with local community partners, including high schools, to present program information sessions to drive client intake for upcoming programs
- Track, monitor and achieve individual targets, and support in achieving branch targets.
- Keep current with prevailing labour market conditions, demands and expectations, as well as new developments within local and regional labour markets.
- Experience providing direct coaching for youth with barriers
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build lasting professional relationships with employers and job seekers.
- Champion a positive and satisfying work environment by living the vpi core values and culture.
- Must have a vehicle, valid driver’s license and insurance.
- Experience with motivational interviewing an asset
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes via the link below.
We are committed to employing a diverse workforce and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
VPI is committed to accessibility for all Ontarians. Please advise us if you have any accommodation requirements during the recruitment process.