Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


Employer Outreach Specialist

Employer Outreach Specialist/Job Developer (6-Month Full-Time Contract)

The Organization
SCIO employment services are backed by decades of experience supporting individuals living with a spinal cord injury. This legacy has positioned the SCIO employment services team as leaders, serving and empowering individuals with all types of disabilities – from physical to mental and short-term to long-term. We also partner with employers in the GTA to help them fill their hiring needs and understand the all-around benefits of an inclusive and barrier-free workplace.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Manager of Employment Services; the Employer Outreach Specialist/Job Developer provides comprehensive job development service to our partnering employers to understand and fulfill their hiring needs, as well as to clients with disabilities to facilitate meaningful paid employment and community participation. This position is based out of our provincial office located in Toronto.

Reporting to the Manager, Employment Services, you will:
• Actively conduct marketing and outreach activities with new employers to establish partnerships to develop competitive employment opportunities for our clients
•Develop and maintain long-term recruitment relationships with employers by understanding their corporate culture, recruitment needs, and provision of excellent customer service
•Provide on-site follow-up support, job coaching and/or job maintenance to clients and employers to sustain a job placement
•Provide customized support for clients in the job development phase by, customizing resumes, identifying and targeting employers, supporting self-directed job search skills, and providing motivational support during the job search phase
•Match suitable clients with employment opportunities and facilitate the interviewing and hiring process with employers
•Provide training to employers and community agencies in the areas of disability awareness, AODA Standards, and best practices in hiring and retaining employees with disabilities
•Coordinate supports as required to address job accommodation and disability-related issues
•Meet monthly statistical/reporting requirements and maintain client and employer databases
•Work collaboratively with other members of the Employment Services team to ensure the varying and comprehensive needs of our clients and employers are met

•A minimum of two years experience in job development, employer outreach, employment counselling and/or recruitment
•Post-secondary diploma in sales & marketing, business, disability studies, social services, or related discipline, undergraduate degree an asset
•Sound ability to apply marketing and negotiation techniques (i.e., cold calling, needs analysis, advocacy)
•Possess a holistic knowledge of, or passion to learn about, disabilities and their functional implications
•Knowledge of disability issues, labour market trends and job accommodations
•Effective interpersonal skills, with strong listening, collaboration and negotiation skills
•Proven planning/organization and time management skills
•Ability to work collaboratively and apply a team approach to achieving successful placement outcomes
•Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to facilitate oral presentations to employers and other community partners
•Strong self-management skills to work effectively with clients, employers, co-workers, and outside agencies
•Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment, familiarity with databases
•Experience with social media (i.e., LinkedIn, Twitter) to connect with potential employers
•Ability to travel and access to a reliable vehicle is a must

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

SCIO is committed to equity diversity, and inclusion in our recruitment processes. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve, and that everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work with a sense of belonging. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to Indigenous peoples, members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status is required as a pre-condition of employment. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be requested to provide documentation for accommodation consideration. Upon request, this position will require a Police Record Check and credentials verification. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided upon request and addressed confidentially during the recruitment process. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Your positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of dependability, commitment and passion to make a difference make you the ideal candidate for this position. If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to your community, please forward your resume and cover letter outlining your interest as related to the job posting, as well as salary expectations in confidence by February 5, 2024, to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: [email protected]

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