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Job Posting: Job Developer

About PTP

PTP is a community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada, dedicated to strengthening the connection between learning and work. For over twenty-five years, PTP has delivered programs and services that have created pathways for positive change to people facing literacy and other barriers to employment.

PTP – Internal/External Job Posting for a Job Developer

Full-time contract position

Job Title: Job Developer
Location: Dundas Centre – Across Toronto
Hours: 35 hours a week – some evening hours required
Length: Full time until March 31, 2024
Salary Range: $55,000 to $60,000 per annum – based on experience
Reports to: Manager, Sector Specific

Job Developer Position

PTP is looking for an individual with exceptional interpersonal communication skills and proven experience as a Job Developer to help our clients, who often have multiple barriers to employment, find and keep a suitable job. We’re looking for someone who wants to go the extra mile and who cares passionately about working with our client group, someone who develops strong relationships with employers and who will work closely with team members across PTP programs and services to ensure all clients receive the highest level of customer service, care and support in their job search efforts.

You will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Developing relationships with employers in a variety of industries to ensure successful job placements for job search participants
  • Setting up experiential or on the job training for individual participants with employers including volunteer, job test and hire, work experience and on the job training opportunities
  • Conducting marketing and outreach activities to employers, community agencies and organizations
  • Developing a training plan with the employer and the participant and negotiating the incentive as appropriate
  • Ensuring that employers meet all eligibility criteria, conduct at least one site visit per employers prior to placements to confirm a suitable and safe work environment
  • Monitoring all placements, overseeing training plan development and conducting on-going follow-up to ensure successful employment outcomes for program participants
  • Assisting job search participants in targeting suitable employment based on experience and education
  • Preparing and supporting participants for interviews
  • Coordinating appropriate job interviews for participants
  • Coaching, supporting and monitoring participants in the initial stages of employment while maintaining relations with employers
  • Liaising with employers to identify and obtain job leads
  • Working closely with the employment counsellors to ensure the service reflects participants’ needs, abilities and employment goals
  • Administering contract with employers, processing payment of financial incentives and maintaining and updating employer database and files with accurate documentation
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

Important skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Excellent communication, customer service, organizational and presentation skills
  • Business Degree or equivalent or related College Diploma or demonstrated skills and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment with limited supervision
  • Sound decision making, judgment and problem solving skills
  • Advanced skills in developing resumes with limited information
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and the challenges experienced by hard-to-serve clients
  • Experience in job development (2 years), employer outreach, employment counselling and/or recruitment
  • Experience working with adults who may have low literacy, low educational attainment, learning challenges, disabilities and other, complex barriers to employment would be an asset
  • Excellent skills using Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is a requirement.

Internal/External Posting Date: September 18, 2023
Internal/external Closing Date: October 10, 2023

How to apply

If you are interested in the position, please submit your letter of interest and resume to

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. PTP will provide accommodation during all steps of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise us if you need any accommodation.

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in the position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!