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Job Developer (Chatham)

Chatham, ON

Job Developer 

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

The Job Developer is responsible for proactively developing employment opportunities for individuals who face barriers to employment through vigorous employer outreach and providing job coaching supports when necessary to facilitate a successful transition into the workplace and encourage ongoing retention.  

If you have a passion for 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.  

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.

Changing Lives and communities through the power of WORK.  

Everyone is 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:

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.
  • Employee discount at retail locations. 

Exciting career training and coaching:

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

Supportive Life and Work Opportunities:

  • Personal and professional development support with Life Coach & Employee Assistance Program.
  • Work-life balance (we provide flexibility in scheduling your shifts)
  • Building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live.

We have an amazing team and workplace:

  • 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.

What You Will Do:

  • Meet weekly prospecting and placement target established by Manager 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. 
  • Maintain a diverse employer portfolio in various sectors, including those in high demand. 
  • 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).
  • Negotiate Training Incentive contracts with employers according to current guidelines, identifying employer needs and workplace opportunities for clients. 
  • Be intimately familiar with all of the funder programs and differences within (EO-ES, COJG, OW, YJC, ODSP, etc.).
  • Assess Employers suitability to hire and host placements (Insurance, Health and Safety, Workplace Environment, Workplace Capacity Assessment).
  • Prepare and maintain necessary documentation for file administration and accounting procedures, including invoicing and contract negotiation. 
  • Assist in assessing individuals’ current level of readiness for available workplace opportunities. 
  • Maintain contact with clients regarding job search progress, the development of leads, and follow-up with clients and employers after interviews to determine next steps. 
  • Meet with other team members on an ongoing basis to discuss mutual client progress and work cooperatively with all staff to ensure the highest quality of service standard is consistently maintained.
  • Support the employer and client in successful transition into the workplace and ongoing retention by developing solid job matched and providing on site coaching supports as required.
  • Maintain up-to-date notes and placement information in case management systems whenever there is new activity with a client or employer. 

What We Are Looking For:

  • Enthusiasm: excited to work with other people and teams.
  • Flexibility: able to work at various times, including days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Post Secondary education and/or experience in Social Sciences, Humanities along with Business or Marketing education.
  • A minimum of two years experience.

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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