Current Job and Volunteer Opportunities

Summer position – Owen Sound

Employment Specialist Assistant

Since 1986, LEADS Employment Services has been providing specialized employment and skills development services for people with disabilities and / or barriers.  We are currently seeking a dynamic, energetic and creative individual to join our team for the summer 2021 as an Employment Specialist Assistant in our Owen Sound office.

Please apply if you:

  • are currently working toward an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or community college diploma in business and/or social services or equivalent and have one year of related experience in a business, social services, sales or educational setting.
  • are a highly motivated person that enjoys working  in a fast-paced environment
  • are client focused, have the  ability to quickly build rapport  and the ability to motivate people
  • enjoy working as a member of a team
  • have strong organizational and time management skills
  • have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • have a professional, outgoing personality
  • have proven critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
  • are available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • are certified or willing to enrol to be certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention (C.P.I.) training
  • enjoy a high degree of documentation
  • must have reliable transportation to provide services to clients in their home communities including Owen Sound and the surrounding counties of Grey Bruce.
  • must be able to deliver services on the digital platform and face to face
  • proven proficient computer skills including experience with all Microsoft office programs, internet searches, and email
  • are fluent in French as an asset.

To meet the funding requirements of the position and meet the eligibility criteria of the funder, you are:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • legally entitled to work in Canada and are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*)

*International students are not eligible.

The successful candidate will assist Employment Specialists and support clients throughout the process of developing or enhancing pre-employment and life skills and / or securing paid employment positions and retaining these jobs.   Employment Specialist Assistants help interview clients to ascertain employment and educational history, transferable  skills, career goals, interests, aptitudes and abilities of clients; assist each client to develop a service plan and implement this plan; facilitate the development and enhancement of life skills and pre-employment skills; assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies; collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings and skill requirements; teach clients how to write resumes and prepare for job interviews; counsel clients on work and career-related issues; facilitate pre-employment  group sessions;  prepare documentation,  reports and statistics as required by service funders; seek out employment opportunities for clients through employer outreach and marketing; provide on and off site job coaching supports and post hire follow up.   As well Employment Specialist Assistants advise employers on human resource issues, job accommodation matters and pre-select candidates for interviews.

A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening Criminal Reference Check is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter telling us what interests you about the role of Employment Specialist Assistant and resume to hiring.committee@leadsservices.com  stating “ESA – Owen Sound” in the subject line.

LEADS welcomes interest from all diversity groups and is committed to accessibility and compliant to AODA. LEADS will endeavour to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities in the recruitment and interview process upon request. If you are selected for an interview, please notify the hiring committee to your requirement for accommodation.

 Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest.


Summer positions – London

Employment Specialist Assistant and Employment Specialist
Summer Supports

Since 1986, LEADS Employment Services has been providing specialized employment and skills development services for people with disabilities and / or barriers.  We are currently seeking two dynamic, energetic and creative individuals to join our team for the summer 2021 as an Employment Specialist Assistant or Employment Specialist Summer Supports in our London office.

Please apply if you:

  • are currently working toward an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or community college diploma in business and/or social services or equivalent and have one year of related experience in a business, social services, sales or educational setting.
  • are a highly motivated person that enjoys working  in a fast-paced environment
  • are client focused, have the  ability to quickly build rapport  and the ability to motivate people
  • enjoy working as a member of a team
  • have strong organizational and time management skills
  • have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • have a professional, outgoing personality
  • have proven critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills
  • are available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • are certified or willing to enrol to be certified in 1st Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention (C.P.I.) training
  • enjoy a high degree of documentation
  • be available to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the Agency and
  • must have reliable transportation to provide services to clients in their home communities including London and the surrounding counties of Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron, Lambton, and Perth.
  • must be able to deliver services on the digital platform as well as face to face
  • have proven proficient computer skills including experience with all Microsoft office programs, internet searches, and email
  • are fluent in French as an asset.

To meet the funding requirements of the position and meet the eligibility criteria of the funder, you are:

  • between 15 and 30 years of age;
  • legally entitled to work in Canada and are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*)

*International students are not eligible.

The successful candidate will assist Employment Specialists and other Leads’ staff in the support of clients throughout the process of developing or enhancing pre-employment and life skills and / or securing paid employment positions and retaining these jobs; as well as providing support to all functions of the agency.

Employment Specialist Assistants help interview clients to ascertain employment and educational history, transferable  skills, career goals, interests, aptitudes and abilities of clients; assist each client to develop a service plan and implement this plan; facilitate the development and enhancement of life skills and pre-employment skills; assist clients to develop job readiness skills and job search strategies; collect labour market information for clients regarding job openings and skill requirements; teach clients how to write resumes and prepare for job interviews; counsel clients on work and career-related issues; facilitate pre-employment  group sessions;  prepare documentation,  reports and statistics as required by service funders; seek out employment opportunities for clients through employer outreach and marketing; provide on and off site job coaching supports and post hire follow up.   As well Employment Specialist Assistants advise employers on human resource issues, job accommodation matters and pre-select candidates for interviews.

Employment Specialist Summer Supports will deliver consistent outreach to connect and engage stakeholders on the digital platforms, administer survey and information gathering, compile data and information for analytics and reporting and provide general information to clients and the public as per Administration Manual.

A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Screening Criminal Reference Check is required.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter telling us what interests you about the role of Employment Specialist Assistant or Employment Specialist Summer Supports and resume to hiring.committee@leadsservices.com  stating “ESA – London” in the subject line.

LEADS welcomes interest from all diversity groups and is committed to accessibility and compliant to AODA. LEADS will endeavour to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities in the recruitment and interview process upon request. If you are selected for an interview, please notify the hiring committee to your requirement for accommodation.

 Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest.