Ontario Works Employment Support Worker Full-Time Position

Ontario Works Employment Support Worker Full-Time Position

The Employment Support Worker is responsible for the Employment Assistance service delivery of the Ontario Works Program.  Under the direction of the Lac Seul First Nation Ontario Works Supervisor, the Employment Support Worker will provide employment and career counseling to Ontario Work recipients.


• Have basic knowledge on the Ontario Works employment program and its requirements

• Supervision/monitoring of participants

• Interview of clients individually, in families or in groups, to assess their situation and determine the types of employment assistance

• Assess need for assistance such rehabilitation, financial aid or further vocational training and refer client to the appropriate training

• Assist in the collection of labor market information for clients regarding job openings, entry and skill requirement and other occupational information

• Identify barriers to employment and assist clients with: job readiness skills, job searching strategies, writing resumes and preparing for interviews

• Administer and interpret tests designed to determine the interest, aptitudes, and abilities of clients

• Case file maintenance at the Ontario Works standard file requirements

• Completion and monitoring of Participation Agreements

• Assist in the development and implementation of employment assistance activities described within the Ontario Works program. (Childcare, financial assistance, etc.)

• Participate in case reviews with Ontario Works staff and contribute to program development and design

• Implement or refer clients to workshops, programs and community services, etc.

• Liaison with local and external service providers, employers and placement agencies

• Monitor and evaluate clients and/or participants in employment assistance activities

• Monitor and maintain client resource area

• Maintain a directory of employment, training, community services, etc.

• Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research

• Prepare employment related expense claims and/or child care expenses claims for participants and submit requests to the First Nations Ontario Works Administrator to determine eligibility

• Be able to work alone and with minimal supervision


• Grade 12 Diploma or Equivalent

• Valid Driver’s License and Access to a reliable vehicle

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word/Excel/Power Point)

• Thorough understanding of financial reporting, budget preparations and report writing,

• Previous experience using database programs for statistical reporting and documentation

• Ability to work as part of a team or independently

• Must be dependable/reliable and committed to client services

• Must provide current Criminal Reference Check (CRC)

• Current First Aid and CPR


Position based in Frenchman’s Head with weekly travel to Kejick Bay & Whitefish Bay

Interested individuals should submit their resume including two most recent employment references and a copy of a current criminal reference check by Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Submit to:           Lac Seul First Nation

PO Box 100

Lac Seul, Ontario

P0V 1X0

c/o Human Resources Dept. or fax 807-582-3585