Education/Employment Readiness Worker
Boyle Street Community Services - Edmonton, AB

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Water Wings Employment Readiness Program - Full Time Contract position

Boyle Street Community Services is seeking three Education/Employment Readiness Workers for its Water Wings Employment Readiness Program. The program is designed to prepare individuals for the world of work by improving their employment readiness skills and or helping them to complete educational upgrading, with the end result being one and or all of the following:

a) They function with greater confidence and competence in society.
b) They increase their chance of gaining employment.
c) They are ready for further education / upgrading.

Applicants with the following education and experience are more likely to be successful.

Professional Attributes and Responsibilities:

a) Post-secondary degree in Education, Special Education or Human Services.
b) Experience in tutoring / teaching core subjects including: Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.
c) Adept at using computers and a good working knowledge of MS Office.
d) Familiarity with educational resources available through the Internet.
e) Ability to keep accurate, detailed records of student / client achievement.
f) Capable of writing comprehensive, grammatically correct, and clear reports within specified time frames.
g) Basic financial records management skills would be an asset.
h) Experience helping people prepare resumes and cover letters, and search for jobs; coaching participants prior to job interviews and providing assistance with job retention strategies.
i) Experience / knowledge of a variety of working environments and trades.
j) Experience working with inner-city communities, including people facing multiple barriers including racial discrimination.

Personal Attributes:
a) Ability to work well with others including volunteers, practicum students, and case workers from Boyle Street Community Services.
b) Self-motivated, self-directed and flexible.
c) Love for teaching and learning.
d) Ability to work well with individuals of all ages.

The program runs over a ten-month period (from the second week of September to June 30th) and requires candidates to be available for a 37.5-hour week. The successful candidate will be paid $25.76 and will be eligible for benefits after a three-month probation period.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by noon, August 26, 2013.

We thank all applicants, but only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from the Aboriginal, New Canadian, visible minority, disabled, gay and lesbian communities.