Spinal Cord Injury Ontario




(8-Week Full-Time Contract, 35 Hours/Week, $15.5/Hour)

The Organization

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an expert in spinal cord injury (SCI) community services.  Founded in 1945, SCI Ontario’s mission is to “deliver and champion excellence in service, support, and advocacy for people with spinal cord injuries.” Our Vision: People with spinal cord injuries live the life they choose in a fully inclusive Ontario.

The Opportunity

As part of the client services team, the full-time summer contract position of EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ASSISTANT will assist in the areas of employment services.

As part of the Canada Summer Jobs program, this position is funded for approximately 35 hours per week for 8 weeks throughout the summer. This position is based out of our provincial office (520 Sutherland Dr, Toronto); however, currently, this position allows the flexibility of hybrid work options (a combination of work-from-home and in-office).


  • Assist in developing strategies to support outreach and partnerships with other disability service organizations
  • Research local agencies, organizations, and associations and contact them to introduce our employment services
  • Assist with designing brochures, community newsletters, web pages, and social media content
  • Provide information and training to clients on using the disability job board to create a profile and access local jobs
  • Perform data entry for employment services and client services
  • General administrative duties as assigned


  • Excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, ability to work on several projects simultaneously and demonstrated initiative.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment is essential, including Word, Excel and Internet functions; previous experience in database management is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal, written and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with various people at all levels within and outside the organization.
  • Ability to act with discretion and diplomacy and maintain confidentiality.
  • Previous experience in non-profit sector/social service sector/rehabilitation field (as an employee or volunteer), an asset

To be eligible, the candidate must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act3; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. 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 everyone feels empowered to bring their whole, 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.

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. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status is required as a pre-condition of employment. Upon request, this position will require a Police Record Check and credentials verification.

If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to our community, please forward your resume and corresponding cover letter outlining your interest as related to the job posting in confidence by May 22, 2023, to Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: [email protected].

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