Job Developer

YMCA of Greater Toronto |
Mississauga, ON | Full Time


Why Work for the Y?

YMCA of Greater Toronto aspires to be a great work place through an environment that embraces diversity and social inclusion, valuing differences and supporting full participation by all employees. The YMCA provides almost 6,000 employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. The YMCA works to build healthy communities. This is achieved through a shared culture and values. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits and growth opportunities.

Nature and scope

Mississauga City Centre Drive YMCA Centre is part of YMCA Employment and Community Programs which provide a variety of employment and counselling programs to youth and adults throughout the GTA. The YMCA serves youth who are unemployed, in transition from school to work, and have multiple barriers to employment. The mandate of our program is to provide employment-related job search skills, life skills, career assessment, and job opportunities with local employers.

The Job Developer provides a range of assessment and counseling services in order to determine members’ eligibility and employment needs, as well as extensive sales and marketing strategies to attract employers to utilize the program. The Job Developer will prepare members for employment through the facilitation of workshops and consultation with employers to secure employment and placement opportunities. The Job Developer will work, and be part of service delivery, within a fast-paced employment centre offering multiple program opportunities for youth participants.


  • Conducts member case-management including needs and risk assessment, contracting, implementation and follow-up as it pertains to employment/vocational goals and other member needs. Identification and assessment of members’ need for job coaching. Assist members in the development of appropriate work habits, behaviours and attitudes for the workplace. Responsible for communicating members’ level of risk to staff.
  • Actively recruits employers and seeks out job placement opportunities, including identifying and contacting new prospective employers in industries/labor market that members have identified as area of interest. Develops and monitors training plan and agreements with member and employer. Acts as a liaison between member and employer.
  • Facilitate employer related workshops to groups of youth
  • Assist in the preparation of youth’s resumes
  • Conducts ongoing research of and outreach to employers, community resources and programs.
  • Facilitates, develops, and evaluates group/individual training with regards to pre-employment and job maintenance issues.
  • Provides documentation and handles confidential data in accordance with the YMCA and funder’s standards. Participates in the compilation of internal and external reports and statistical data. Quality assurance with respect to assigned tasks to ensure compliance with program standards.
  • Demonstrates appropriate behaviours in line with our Mission, Vision and Values as reflected in our YMCA competencies; takes a member focused approach to increase their understanding of programs offered across the Association. Represents the YMCA and the Association in a professional manner.
  • Understands the legal responsibilities and moral imperative to report suspected child abuse to Children’s Aid Society.
  • Understands the importance of the volunteer staff partnership and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism in dealings with members, volunteers, donors and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • University Degree preferred or Community College Diploma in Career Planning, Business, Human Resources Management, Social Services, and/or related fields
  • Minimum of two years related experience including sales/marketing, file management, recruitment and job coaching
  • Access to a motor vehicle is required for this position, as extensive travel within the Region is required
  • Able to provide excellent service delivery
  • Must be results-oriented, able to motivate and inspire self and others
  • Well developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity
  • Able to visualize, understand and articulate YMCA outcomes
  • Flexibility regarding assigned work hours and location
  • The position requires the following Core Association Competencies: advanced competence in: Effective Interpersonal Communications; being Member Focused; Relationship Building and Partnering; being Results Focused; Teamwork and Collaboration; Valuing Diversity and Social Inclusion fundamental competence in: Ethics and Self Management

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check. Within the first four months and every three years thereafter, a Vulnerable Police Records Check is required.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation at any stage during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.

How to Apply

Apply online

Application Deadline: February 01, 2019