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Work Force Development Associate (8 Week Medical Leave Coverage)
PostedNovember 07, 2017Application DeadlineNovember 14, 2017
300 Lacroix Street, Chatham



Start Date: January 29, 2018



To supervise all clients, co-op students and summer students with regard to their Individual Program Plan or educational plan and goals.  This will include overseeing training, creating goals, facilitating life skills sessions and personal management.  Job Coaching participants to success as required.



  • Develops and arranges activities for clients in accordance with their personal programs.
  • Schedule the hours, duties and vacation periods of clients in cooperation with the Sr. Employment Specialist.  Monitors attendance and punctuality.  Enforces all policies that relate to department activities and personnel.
  • To handle initial upsets with clients as they arise.  Problem solving skills required.  If problem is serious the Senior Employment Specialist should be contacted.  Must be able to use appropriate agency resources to best deal with client needs.
  • Coordinates the daily janitorial and cleaning function for the Career Centre, lunchroom, washrooms, and program areas by the Client.
  • A key function of the job is Skills training, creating and training of life skills, and building community connections.  Finding opportunities for clients in the community.
  • Identifies and corrects fire/safety hazards.  Reports findings and actions to Health and Safety Representative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and maintenance of confidentiality is required at all times.
  • Strictly follow MDS and Guiding Principle for any clients placed into Donated and Goods and Retail setting with Goodwill EKL.
  • Works closely with the clients to ensure that they conduct themselves in a safe and productive manner.
  • Assists with the promotion of safety in the workplace.
  • Responsible for promotion of a safe workplace and understanding of the obligations set forth in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


Candidates require minimum of Grade 12 education.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with people with disabilities and barriers to employment or candidates with a social service background.


An aptitude for working with people with disabilities and barriers to employment is required.  Proven skills include written and verbal communication, ability to work under pressure, sound practical judgment.

The incumbent must be cleared by a police reference check for “Working with Vulnerable Persons”.

 Working Conditions:

Works in a setting with high needs employees.  The position can be stressful in dealing with the individual needs of each employee.  Job Coaching supports are provided as required at client placement sites.  Environmental conditions may vary with respect to noise and scents, but all sites must follow mandated safety requirements. Appropriate dress attire as described in the Human Resources Policies and Procedures is required. 




Start Date: January 29, 2018



Goodwill Industries Essex/Kent/Lambton is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.

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