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JOB TITLE:                   Youth Engagement Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:           Northern Community Development Services       

JOB REPORTS TO:       Executive Director

DATE PREPARED:       March 2020



NCDS is seeking a student employee to assist in the Resource and Information department.  The successful candidate will provide reception/customer service and support to clients within the Resource Centre for NCDS.



  • Assists clients by providing job search, résumé writing, and interview skills assistance
  • Promoting all NCDS programs and services throughout the community
    • Answers the telephone, takes messages and/or forwards callers to appropriate staff
    • Greets and orients visitors to the Resource Centre providing assistance, ensuring that they receive the necessary information and referring clients to the Case Managers/Job Developer or other services as appropriate
    • Books and maintains records of appointments for staff and workshops
    • Assists with design and development of displays, features and/or events to promote the Resource Centre and program services; assists with the creation of colourful, attractive informative pictures/notes on the sandwich board/windows
  • Provides one-to-one counselling to help youth with job searches and career planning, including the development of action plans
  • Fills odd jobs as requested by employers maintaining odd job record book/odd job sign-up list
  • Checks various media sources to find employment/school/training related articles, distributes to co-workers and posts them in the Resource Centre



  • Returning College or university student; Business or English major would be an asset
  • Good to excellent communication skills — oral and written, including grammar and proofreading
  • Computer skills required - word processor and spreadsheet
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle



  • Proven leadership ability
  • Works well with little supervision and in a team setting
  • Self-motivated and creative thinker
  • Marketing experience and or training an asset
  • Able to meet deadlines
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Crisis management and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to report results and progress in a concise & professional manner
  • Knowledge of other services an asset



  • Concentration, attentiveness and creativity required daily using sight, hearing and touch to create reports/documents/databases/spreadsheets, operate a computer, enter data, verify accuracy of information, respond to inquiries, listen to staff, etc
  • Sits at a desk for long periods of time as well as walks, stands and lifts to perform the duties of the job

WORKING CONDITIONS                                          

  • Work in a pleasant closed-office environment (100% of the time)
  • Exposure to deadlines, multiple demands, distractions/interruptions and work schedule affecting lifestyle (overtime)
  • Little exposure to hazards



Hours:                  8:30 – 5:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 10:30 am - 7 pm Thursday

Duration:             May to August


Application Details

Please apply with resume and cover letter directed to:
Hiring Committee

Northern Community Development Services

304 Scott Street

Fort Frances, ON  P9A 1G9

(807) 274-2000

E-Mail: edassistant@ncds4jobs.ca





Closing date: Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 12:00 pm (CDT)
Start date:
May 1st, 2020

The successful applicant must provide a current clear Criminal Record Check and
3 work related references prior to their start date.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however only those selected for an interview
will be contacted. No telephone calls please.



We offer up to $15,000 worth of training for employers to train their employees! 

Call Bridget at 274-2282 for more information about this program!




Karlene H

Working with NCDS has been an absolute blast! Very helpful, professional and courteous staff! Thanks to all of you! I recommend everyone to come check you out! 

Carla L

Thank you for the very succinct, well-organized [WHMIS 2015] course for us this evening. You have the professionalism and experience combined to understand and work with students' strengths.

Jeff W

The Second Career program gave me the opportunity to begin the next chapter of my life. As for the staff at NCDS, I have one word — unbelievable. They are professional and at the same time you know that they truly care.

A Very Successful Second Career Student!!

Hooray...I got the job offer today! I needed my First Aid, which I owe tons of thanks to you guys for! I just have to get a medical examination and attend 8 weeks of school in Thunder Bay at Confederation College. After that, in November, the job begins, as a full time Jail Guard. Thank you for all your help along the way, I greatly appreciate it!

Laureen L

Cathy is a really great instructor. She designs it for the local area and teaches with examples instead of reading from a textbook. It was the most enjoyable CPR course I have taken.