Employment Consultant - The John Howard Society of Kingston and District

Job Details

Employment Consultant

  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Salary
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $45,432.00
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Contract
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days

ReStart is a program of the John Howard Society of Kingston and District. We provide a wide range of employment counselling services to help people prepare for, find and keep employment.


900 Montreal Street, Kingston, Ontario.


  • Conduct needs assessments, job readiness planning, and service planning towards employment outcomes
  • Provide motivation and support while addressing barriers and challenges that clients may face which impact their employability
  • Helps clients overcome barriers to finding jobs and retaining jobs
  • Update job board on a daily basis
  • Assesses client needs with respect to job readiness, work experience, capacity to carry out a job search, and to make decisions about careers
  • Provides information and referrals to community supports to address basic needs promoting employment readiness, including financial, housing, legal, food, addiction, etc.


  • A diploma in a related field or combination of education and relevant work experience
  • Experience in employment counselling
  • Experience working with individuals from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, databases and internet – experience with CaMS is an asset

The John Howard Society of Kingston & District is an Equal Opportunity employer, we are committed to providing an accessible workplace. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to recruitment@jhskd.ca.

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MissionEffective, just, and humane responses to crime and its causes.VisionTo be a proactive leader promoting safer and more resilient communities through innovative and inclusive services.Belief StatementsWe believe that every individual has intrinsic worth and has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.We believe in the potential of all human beings and in their capacity for growth and change.We believe that all individuals have the right to live in a safe and peaceful society and that justice is best served through measures that resolve conflict and promote the reparation of harm.We believe that individuals are responsible for their own actions and must be held accountable for those actions.We believe that both the root causes and the solutions to crime are found within communities.We believe in addressing communities’ needs by cooperating and collaborating to achieve a healthy and safe society.Value StatementsInclusivityWe welcome people of all experiences, cultures, and backgrounds to foster diversity, inclusion and equity.Person-centredWe respond to the unique needs of community members through advocacy, education and support to increase their stability and community participation.IntegrityWe foster a motivating environment with opportunities for change and innovation with professional and effective services.Evidence-based We promote resilient and safe communities by utilizing evidence-based interventions to achieve the best solutions and outcomes.CollaborationWe build connections and engage in a collaborative approach that strengthens our communities and district.