Employment Advisor

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Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project (LEAP) is hiring an Employment Advisor! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Employer Name: Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project (LEAP)
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P9N 1S8
Application Deadline: August 23rd at 11:59pm
Phone: 8074681911
Email: nfaulds@leapforjobs.ca
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: $25.79 per hour

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:


The Employment Advisor assists clients in the Resource and Information Area; ensuring all clients accessing our service enjoy a high level of satisfaction and are provided with a consistent, professional, and welcoming environment. This role provides job search instruction and technical support, when appropriate, and assists clients with the information, tools, and resources needed to gain sustainable employment. The Employment Advisor also determines client eligibility for Employment Ontario Programming and works one on one to help individuals achieve their employment and training goals.

The Employment Advisor will report to the Executive director. Working 37.5 hours per week, with a Health Benefit Package and RRSP Plan, 3 weeks’ vacation, and 15 sick days, the successful candidate will possess:

  • Assisting individuals with their employment needs in a public resource area, including resume preparation and job search assistance
  • Provide advice and counseling to clients in the Kenora area with career planning, goal clarification and job search techniques and assist eligible clients to access negotiated, subsidized interventions and facilitate their return to work
  • Support clients whose Employment Service Plan identifies employment barriers based upon labour market needs and the probability of obtaining employment upon completion of training, demonstrate that training intervention would facilitate re-entry into the labour market
  • Strongly advocate for clients to reach employment and training goals (if eligible and suitable) at all times
  • Prepare monthly client activity spreadsheets and reports
  • Input client/employer information into EOIS CaMS government computerized system
  • Play an important role in achieving LEAP’s set targets and goals
  • Guarantee quality standards are met and obtain evaluations of customer satisfaction
  • Facilitate group discussions and provide Life Skills coaching to groups and individual clients
  • Engage in continuous learning and training opportunities
  • Attend an assortment of conferences, seminars and summits out of town and/or locally, as required
  • Conducting assessments, employment counselling and work placement activity with registered clients
  • Marketing services and programs to the community and to employers
  • Maintaining accurate and timely documentation as per Ministry and agency standards
  • Attend inter-agency meetings with local partnering agencies, educational institutions and other community stakeholders
  • Partake in various community events and uphold a positive image, representing LEAP
  • Recommend clients’ expenditures as stated in EO guidelines, compile and analyze financial data/client information, maintain accurate financial records and administer expense funds as directed by management, including forecasting and monitoring expenditures
  • Organize and record personal expenditures, including mileage, meals and travel expenses
  • Comply with the organization’s vision, fundamentals, policies and procedures
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by management
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • University Degree or Community College Diploma in Social Services or Social Development or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Flexibility, sound judgement and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the labour market, private and public trainers and colleges/universities throughout the province
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with sensitivity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively within a team environment, as well as the ability to manage and meet standards and deliverables as set by the funding Ministry and the agency
  • Great coaching, counselling, negotiating, facilitating, teaching, conflict resolution, customer service and organizational skills
  • Versatility to adapt to a wide variety of situations within the job
  • Proficiency in Word, email and similar computer programs
  • A valid driver’s licence and access to a vehicle
  • An understanding of the employment needs, issues and opportunities within our community
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Please indicate your interest in this position by forwarding your resume and a cover letter by August 23rd at 11:59 pm via mail or by email to:

Nikki Faulds

Executive Director

Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project, Inc

25 Main Street South

Kenora, ON P9N 1S8


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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