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Job Developer (Chatham)

Chatham, ON

Goodwill Platform: Workforce  Development 
Job Location: Chatham, ON
Position Type: Full-time
Application Deadline: December 10th, 2023

Job Developer

Goodwill is hiring, join our growing organization today! We are looking for people just like YOU!

Job Developer is responsible for proactively developing employment opportunities for individuals who face barriers to employment through vigorous employer outreach.  As a Job Developer you will contribute to Goodwill’s mission by supporting the success of the donated goods retail business, helping to create jobs and opportunities within the community, and promoting environmental sustainability through the reuse and recycling of donated goods.

If you have a passion for thrifting, making a difference in your community, helping people and the environment – come join Goodwill! We are a diverse and inclusive team dedicated to improving the lives of others through our mission of WORK.

We welcome all backgrounds, knowledge, abilities, and perspectives. No experience is needed as we will help train, coach, and support your path of success. We welcome newcomers to the region to apply.   Grow your career, skills and reach your full potential.

During the recruitment process, accommodation is available upon request.

About Us 

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a leading non-profit organization committed to changing lives and communities through the power of WORK. Ready to work or not, a job at Goodwill is a path to work readiness. Our organization strives to create a workplace which is welcoming and respectful to all where every employee and member feels valued and supported.   Diversity, equity, accessibility and preserving the environment are important to us.  Building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve is our goal.

Changing Lives and communities through the power of WORK.

Everyone working and thriving in sustainable communities.

Inclusion: Embracing all people equally

Compassion: Serving with heart

Aspiring Workforce: Together changing lives through the power of WORK

Respect: Embracing diversity, upholding all people with dignity and trust

Empathy: Ability to walk in each other’s shoes

Why You Will Love Goodwill

We have an amazing team and workplace:

  • Diverse, inclusive, and dynamic culture. Employer of choice across Southwestern Ontario who meets the Federal Government’s 50/30 challenge for diversity in leadership.
  • Commitment to accessibility and mobility (various walking devices and wheelchair accessible work locations).
  • Mission-driven organization committed to the Power of Work.
  • Environmentally committed to meeting our goal of zero waste on planet earth.
  • Respectful, fun, and supportive team and leadership.
  • Accredited through CARF International.

Competitive Compensation Package includes:

  • Benefits (dental/health) available for full-time and some part-time positions (based on hours worked).
  • Registered Pension Plan opportunity for various roles.
  • Special employee sale days and discounts.

Exciting career training and coaching:

  • Equitable access to skills training & coaching, scholarships, and educational credentials.

Supportive Life and Work Opportunities:

  • Individual personal and professional development support with Life Coach & Employee Assistance Program.
  • Work-life balance with scheduling flexibility.

What You Will Do  

  • Welcome clients into service with engaging, optimistic, timely responsible employment services.
  • Meet weekly prospecting and placement targets established by management team using the tracking tools provided and adhering to the guidelines and established processes.
  • Plan and organize job fairs, information sessions and employer presentations on a regular basis.
  • Network with community partners and contacts; maintain a high level of knowledge regarding current employment trends and opportunities.
  • Meet with employers to discuss and explore potential employment opportunities, promote the services of Goodwill as a whole.
  • Develop job placement action plans, and follow through with clients to ensure improved access to the labour market (i.e. work placements, job trials, evaluation periods, volunteer opportunities).
  • A combination of Post-Secondary education and/or experience that includes Social Sciences, Humanities along with Business or Marketing education.
  • Experience with a minimum of two years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant training and experiential learning.
  • Acceptable criminal reference check

What We Are Looking For

  • Enthusiastic attitude: excited to work with other people and teams.
  • Flexibility: able to work at different times, including days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Remember, no specific experience needed—we will help coach on these workplace skills:
    • Communication: clear and effective interacting with team members and customers to create a positive workplace.
    • Problem solving: finding solutions to problems, being accurate, and using simple math i.e. counting, adding and subtraction.

Grow Your Career:

  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Donation Attendant
  • Keyholder
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Store Manager
Goodwill Industries OGL thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

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