Job Developer/Employer Engagement Specialist

Employment Opportunity

Date: October 26

Title of Position: Job Developer/Employer Engagement Specialist

Program Location: Sheet Harbor, NS

Terms of Employment: Full-time

Start Date: December 5, 2016

Salary Range: 40,000 - $45,000


The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth provides programs and services to people in the Halifax Regional Municipality encompassing the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth and the surrounding communities, as well as across the province of Nova Scotia. The Association has over 165 years of a rich tradition in meeting the changing needs of the community. Our YMCA provides services encompassing Health and Wellness, Employment, Childcare, Residential and Camp, Immigrant Services and Leadership Development. The Association employs 150 full-time and part-time staff and the community benefits from the annual contribution of over 300 YMCA volunteers.

Nature & Scope:

The YMCA Nova Scotia Works Centres delivers comprehensive service for unemployed individuals in the HRM and surrounding areas. We provide one-on-one coaching, employment assessments, needs determination, case management, job development as well as linking clients to appropriate community resources. Reporting to the Coordinator of the YMCA Employment Center, Sheet Harbour location, the Job Developer will be responsible for matching clients to employment opportunities and working with employers to develop opportunities for clients.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the coordination of targeted outreach services acting as the liaison between employers and CNSC staff and clients

  • Cultivate new and existing relationships through regular employer meetings in person, over the phone and by email.

  • Provide assistance to employers and facilitate access to appropriate programs, resources and services

  • Work with team to facilitate job matching/job development opportunities for clients

  • Participate on and develop strategic partnerships with sector Councils, networks and agencies

  • Promote Careers NS Centres through memberships such as Chamber of Commerce


  • Degree or Post-secondary education in Human Service field or related field of study or a combination of education and work related experience

  • Experience in Micro Soft Word, Internet/ Email and use of data base programs

  • A current Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and proof of First Aid and CPR training. * The YMCA does not accept Criminal record/vulnerable sector checks through “My Back Check”. Only criminal record/vulnerable sector checks from your local police or RCMP detachment will be accepted.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle is necessary for most positions.

  • Successful candidates will be required to attend YMCA child protection protocol training.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of community organizations, service providers, and referral agencies

  • Ability to access and effectively use information and communication technology

  • Adherence to inclusionary practice, ethical decision making, and respect for diversity

  • Conduct research demonstrated networking, rapport building and communication skills

  • Commitment to professional development and career self-management

  • Proficient with MS Office applications and online communication tools

Related YMCA Competencies:

Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience

Team Work: Participates actively in a team for organization effectiveness

Diversity: Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring a richness to the challenge or situation at hand

Problem solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, comes up with possible solutions, selects appropriate responses and implements them

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter in Word Format, merged into one document to: Deadline for applications: 4:00 pm, November 8th, 2016.

No telephone or email inquiries, please.

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

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