Employment Facilitator
Regina Work Preparation Centre Inc. - Regina, SK

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Job Purpose
The Employment Facilitator provides a combination of group based and one-on-one support to multi-barriered youth working towards employment self sufficiency.

Reporting to: Program Manager

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Counselling

  • Assess clients for employability and identify barriers to employment.
  • Provide client centred vocational counselling to motivate and facilitate behaviour change and coordinate work towards achievement of employment action plan activities.
  • Monitor progress on employment action plan activities and identify, address and provide supports for issues that may affect participation, adjusting employment action plan as needed.
  • Work with client to develop individualized employment action plan with the goal of employment or further education as an outcome.

Facilitation

  • Develop workshops including research, curriculum and study materials to meet contract outcomes.
  • Create a safe, interactive learning environment inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Coordinate and participate in weekly out of classroom learning sessions related to, but not limited to, volunteering, educational option, employment options and in person job searching.
  • Coordinate opportunities for guest speakers pertaining to identified client action plan activities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate life and employability skills workshops which will link directly to workplace involvement including but not limited to: personality assessments (including Colour Spectrums), motivational interviewing and stages of change, choice theory, goal setting/action plans, career exploration, work place culture/employer expectations, financial literacy, communication in the workplace: anger management, conflict resolution, problem solving and critical thinking.

Administration

  • Maintaining confidential client files
  • Maintain proper client case notes and complete all paperwork surrounding client assessments, action plans and outcome forms.
  • Evaluate group sessions in order to improve or replace sessions.
  • Complete all required program reporting.

Knowledge, skills and abilities
Facilitation

  • Knowledge of adult education concepts.
  • Knowledge of employability skills material and facilitation techniques.
  • Knowledge of community networks and partners with the ability to make and sustain contacts.
  • Knowledge of labour market and employment opportunities
  • Ability to make and sustain connections with employers

Counselling

  • Knowledge of employment and educational programs.
  • Knowledge of vocational assessments, career counselling theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of motivational interviewing and stages of change.
  • Knowledge of choice theory and reality therapy.
  • Knowledge of employment action plan creation and facilitation.
  • Problem solving - continuously looking for ways and means to move clients forward
  • Results based - judging all actions based on client employment goals

Generic

  • Ability to develop supportive relationships with clients from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, organize and research
  • Flexible - able to move and change as circumstances warrant
  • Purposeful - able to deliver purposeful activities - always having a reason for any action
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology in:

- Microsoft Office Business Edition including databases.
- E-mail and Internet navigation.
- Cell phone use for the purpose of texting.

Education/Training
Required

  • Undergraduate degree in Adult Education, or any Social Science.
  • Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change training or a commitment to pursue certification.
  • Reality Therapy Certified, or a commitment to purse certification

Preferred

  • Group facilitation training
  • Educational specialization in vocational services.
  • Colour Spectrums certification.

Experience

  • Minimum two years experience in counselling and/or group facilitation, particularly in the human service sector and in community based organizations
  • Preference will be given to combined employment counselling and group facilitation experience
  • Experience in the career and employment field would be a definite asset.
  • Experience working with multi barriered clients would be a definite asset.

A combination of education and experience may be accepted.


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About this company
Our name defines out mission--preparing people for work. Even in our busy economy there are people who are not participating in the labour...