Funded in base budget.
September 10, 2012|
27 hours per week, 9.5 months per year (September-June, including vacation).|
The Employment and Life Skills Training Program serves adults with disabilities, focusing on: vocational planning; employment preparation; personal management skills for life and work; and job skills for work in the service sector. The program combines classroom learning with hands-on training in work sites.|
Provide hands-on work-site training and supervision of students in a variety of work sites, supporting the transfer and application of classroom learning to the workplace. Duties include: work-site training for students in job and employability skills accommodating learning styles, strengths and disabilities. Provide safety training and monitoring, following WorkSafeBC and VIU protocols. Complete work-site evaluation checklists with employers and students.
Under direction of ELST Faculty, implement skill training plans and adapt to individual needs, with related monitoring of skill development. Provide ongoing feedback and support to students in performing work tasks and applying skills in the workplace. Acquire and maintain work experience/training placement locations for students. Provide information, support and direction to students, employers, community support staff and practicum students in relation to ELST training. Under direction of ELST Faculty, assist in student performance reviews and participate in exit transition planning to facilitate successful outcomes for students. Maintain effective and ongoing communication with other team members to ensure consistency in goals and methodologies. Maintain checklists. Participate in staff meetings and other meetings.
Two-year post secondary diploma in related discipline, or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution, and five to seven years recent experience working with people with disabilities. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Recent direct experience working with adults with disabilities. Demonstrated ability to implement skill-training programs and to deliver effective hands-on vocational training. Demonstrated ability to positively manage challenging behaviours. Proven interpersonal and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Experience and proven success in job development, working with employers, and acquiring work experience/training placements. Creativity and flexibility in problem-solving. Ability to modify and develop individualized work placements. Ability to develop increasing and appropriate levels of independence with students. Working knowledge of principles of normalization, inclusion and issues in the workplace for persons with a disability. Solid understanding of service-industry employment and skills necessary for employability and success. Ability to establish and maintain effective professional role and boundaries in working with students, colleagues and employers. Ability to represent the institution in the community in a professional manner. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Physical ability to do a variety of tasks, including lifting up to 20 kg.|
Must possess a valid Class 4 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).
Must be certified for Occupational First Aid Level 1.
Bachelor's degree in a related field. FoodSafe and SuperHost.|
Name and contact information for 3 people willing to provide a reference
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
|Posting Period:||June 19, 2012 - June 26, 2012|
Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.|
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.