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EmploymentWorks Program Facilitator

Miriam Foundation is pleased to offer an exciting employment preparedness training program for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other disabilities called EmploymentWorks.

EmploymentWorks is an established pre-employment program that aims to support and advance adults toward sustained employment. EmploymentWorks offers training for adults with autism and other disabilities (participants) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. At the same time, the program offers employers direct experience integrating individuals with disabilities into their workplaces.

Under the responsibility of the program coordinator, the program facilitator assists with preparation, planning and implementation of the program to enhance participants’ employability skills and to improve their labour market participation.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, all participant activities will be delivered virtually.

POSITION SUMMARY

Title: Program Facilitator – EmploymentWorks

Reports to: Program Coordinator

Working hours: 30 to 32 hours per week

Travel: Not applicable during Covid-19 restrictions. See details under Work Location

Evening & Weekend Work: By exception, rarely

Time Frame: From July 12, 2021 to March 31st 2022 

Employment Type: Part-time contract

Work Location: A combination of work in the office, at Miriam Foundation, work from home, and potentially on employer sites (if the sanitary measures permit it)

Further information: http://employment-works.ca

To apply, please forward a CV and a cover letter by August 8, 2021 by e-mail to [email protected]

APPLICATION  

The Miriam Foundation subscribes to the principles of equal access to employment and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

PLANNING & COORDINATION

  • Support interactions with employers or relevant staff to manage programs and build community capacity (e.g. provide workshops, specific resources etc.)
  • Collaborate with Program Coordinator to ensure program meeting national objectives and targets

ANALYSIS & EVALUATION

  • Support the assessment and identification of targeted employment skills that will ultimately assist participants in their quest to be competitively employed
  • Efficiently collect data for purposes of program evaluation
  • Conduct assessments, generate reports and maintain participant and research files/ documents in collaboration with the Program Coordinator
  • Monitor and track participants’ progress
  • Document and present individual participant reports to community partners

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Pursuing or completed a degree in Community Rehabilitation, Disability Studies or a related social science (a diploma or certificate plus several years of related relevant experience may be considered as equivalent)
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working with adolescents and adults with autism and/or other disabilities
  • Experience with employment counselling and/or employment support
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certification preferred

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Able to demonstrate understanding of principles of adult learning and job coaching related to vocational development
  • Able to implement interventions in natural settings and environments
  • Able to plan and oversee development of structured learning sessions materials
  • Able to work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work easily with a variety of technologies to support the learning activities
  • Able to demonstrate very strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to research content and improve existing workshop material
  • Able to demonstrate teamwork abilities to collaborate with a variety of professionals
  • Leadership to manage teams and collaborate with families and the community
  • Familiar with and able to administer standardized assessments
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French
  • Effective emergency management
  • Clear criminal record check
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