Job Developer 


Structure of the Position:        

• Is accountable to WERC’s Board of Directors through the Executive Director

• Reports to the Executive Director and works in cooperation with other staff

• Represents WERC professionally

• Maintains client confidentiality

• Maintains an empathetic, caring relationship with the women who use WERC’s


• Provides a comfortable, courteous, and welcoming service experience

  in a helpful, highly knowledgeable, non-judgmental and professional manner.


Basic Purpose:

• Job developer will be responsible for liaising with employers to:

  1.  promote the candidacy of WERC clients and ensure successful matches between both parties.(Job Matching Placement Incentives – JMPI)  
  2. promote and manage the Canada Ontario Job Grant (COJG) program to employers.


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Prospect, develop and identify career-related employment opportunities for women. 
  2. Liaise with employers using a business case approach to promote the hiring of WERC clients; understand employers unique hiring needs and make successful job matchings with WERC clients
  3. Actively seek out new employer partnerships while promoting WERC, and Employment Ontario’s (EO) JMPI and COJG programs.
  4. Engage in community outreach activities to promote WERC and Employment Ontario services. Initiate and support outreach to employers including networking, seminars and business events.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with Oxford County employers and community agencies through phone/e-mail communication, presentations, meetings and group events with a view to securing employment for WERC participants or COJG referrals to WERC.
  6. Support employers interested in COJG identify their training needs and suitable trainers
  7. Support employers with developing training plans for JMPI placements and COJG applications
  8. Conduct training monitor for COJG when required
  9. Assist employers in identifying the skills and competencies required to perform the tasks of the job and match the competencies with appropriate referrals
  10. Conduct assessments to gauge client’s workplace capacity. Assess interests, skills, aptitudes and employment experience of each participant.
  11. Provide job coaching and job development services including interview preparation and support, resume and cover letter critiques, and job search strategizing.
  12. Monitor each participant closely to identify areas where additional skills need to be learned to master employment readiness, making appropriate referrals to other staff or agencies as needed.
  13. Conduct, monitor and provide coaching and mediation in resolving on-the- job issues that may impact placement/employment outcomes
  14. Negotiate placement incentives and durations with employers as well as work with other staff on financial supports for eligible job seekers
  15. Conduct the necessary follow-up when participants during and after placements.
  16. Provide post-hire job maintenance support to ensure participant success and employer satisfaction.
  17. Liaise with other local Job Developers to promote WERC clients to new employers.
  18. Maintain files with up-to-date case notes and ensure that all mandatory JMPI, COJG and WERC forms and documents are fully completed in a timely manner and that files are securely stored in accordance under government confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  19. Attend and participate in WERC staff and case management meetings.
  20. Keep current with prevailing labour market conditions, demands and expectations, as well as new developments within local and regional labour markets.
  21. Maintain current knowledge of theories and research pertinent to the employability of women.
  22. To fill-in with other duties as needed to ensure WERC’s mandate is met.



To be a successful candidate we are looking for:


  • Post-secondary degree/diploma or equivalent in a related field such as employment counselling, career counselling, human resources, women studies, marketing, sales, business or related discipline.
  • Proven experience meeting and exceeding targets and/or a proven track record in business development (staffing/recruitment)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career development and job search strategies applicable to serving individuals from targeted vulnerable populations that face multiple barriers to employment in their search for sustainable employment, further education, and job training opportunities.
  • Experience providing direct coaching for individuals seeking employment including youth, women with disabilities, women in receipt of OW, newcomers and women with multiple barriers.
  • Must possess a results-orientated attitude towards achieving JMPI and COJG targets and associated outcomes.
  • Familiarity with Employment Ontario funding model an asset.
  • Must have the ability to effectively network with and influence others
  • Strong ability to anticipate problems and develop contingency plans
  • Excellent group presentation and communication skills and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with employers and job seekers
  • Proven marketing, sales, public relations and organizational skills with a willingness
  • Understanding of the barriers to women’s employment including: how trauma affects employability, mental health, disabilities, cross cultural sensitivities, poverty, addictions, criminal record, lack of understanding of employer expectations, low motivation level
  • Broad base of employment experience is an asset
  • Willingness and ability to travel to attend outreach events, employer meetings and relevant Employment Ontario meetings
  • Must understand how businesses operate, including profitability, staffing concerns, customer profiles and their unique business values.
  • Champion a positive and satisfying work environment by supporting WERC’s core values and mission.
  • Advanced computer skills with Microsoft Office software applications. Experience working with databases preferred. Knowledge and experience with the EOIS – CaMS database would be an asset.
  • Must have access to a vehicle and valid driver’s license and insurance.


Position will start: Late November – early December


Targeted resumes and cover letters directed to Maggie McDonald/Executive Director will be accepted only in the following manner: 


By e-mail


or by mail


424 Dundas Street

Woodstock, ON

N4S 1C1


Closing Date: Oct 16th

Next WSDP Starting September 2017

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