Employment Pathways Facilitator (Fluent Bilingualism Required) - Contract - 11532
About the Opportunity
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Research and Development and reporting directly to the Manager, Research and Development, the Employment Pathways Facilitator is responsible for providing facilitation, recommendation and support to help students make an individualized, actionable plan to gain work-related experiences throughout post-secondary. To support students with disabilities in preparing for the transition from post-secondary to employment, the Employment Pathways Facilitator connects students with appropriate tools and resources as well as encouraging their engagement with experiences that will help them to: 1) build readiness skills and transferable work skills, 2) access opportunities to build and practice self-advocacy, 3) gain opportunities to self-reflect on interests, strengths, challenges, goals, and fit and 4) understand and communicate what they need to thrive in a work environment.
The Employment Pathways Facilitator will liaise and partner with other student services in addition to working in collaboration with a team of Research and Development Officers Development.
The Employment Pathways Facilitator will be responsible for collaborating with other student service partners in order to share knowledge, facilitate professional development opportunities, and extend resources as available, in order to build and maintain awareness and knowledge capacity related to disability and career development services for post-secondary students. The role includes participation in knowledge exchange activities as well as informing and supporting student services in their planning, project management and implementation of practices to support students with disabilities in their career development.
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Assist students in understanding the various pathways they can access to build work-related experiences
- Help students create an individualized plan to move forward in the pathways to continue building meaningful, relevant experience that will translate into transferable employability skills, build readiness and provide opportunities for self-reflection and useable feedback
- Encourage, facilitate and participate in conversations regarding strengths and challenges to provoke thought and actions that lead students to leverage this information and choose pathways in which they can thrive
- Introduce students to the Pathways Tool in order to gain a visual map of their progress towards work related experiences and integrating into learning environments; encourage students to develop a plan for gaining experience and exposure to relative opportunities throughout post-secondary
- Support students in progressing along the pathways to gaining experience by providing relevant referrals to student services and providing recommendations and suggestions for questions the student may want to ask
- Educate and support students in identifying and navigating the opportunities and options for work-integrated learning available to them through the post-secondary institution
- Provide a student-centered, comprehensive support that responds to students’ lived experience and needs, reflecting the diversity of the student population
- Manage and maintain the confidentiality and security of information obtained through the research process
- Liaise and partner with other student services to promote and encourage accessible practices, increase opportunity for students to move forward along the various Pathways and connect co-curricular records
- Identify and understand student services relevant to disability and career development and skills building, in order to provide students the appropriate referrals at the right time, based on a student’s individual progress along the pathways
- Encourage and support the collaboration and connection between career services and disability services to boost the exchange of knowledge
- Research and gather resources, tools and information relating to student experiences and employability skill development in order to best assist students in preparing for and navigating the transition to employment
- Remain informed and educated regarding the accommodation process in a post-secondary setting and employment settings
- Provide consultative support relating to project planning, management and implementation of initiatives within the post-secondary environment
- Collaborate with a team of research development officers to gain insight and information into various resources and tools
- Other duties as required within the implementation of the project
- There may be occasional travel or evening work
The successful candidate will have the following:
- Incumbent must be fluently bilingual in both French and English
- Post-secondary Education (College Diploma or University Degree) in a related field with related professional experience
- Strong understanding of or professional experience within a post-secondary Environment
- The incumbent must demonstrate a strong knowledge in adult learning and strategic solution development
- Must have demonstrated experience in, or working knowledge of disability, employment development issues and career services within a post-secondary environment
- Strength in supporting the learning needs of a diverse group of stakeholders coming from multiple perspectives (including student, service provider, faculty)
- Ability to adapt to changing priorities and demands requiring intuitive analysis and strategic response and actions
- Must have a demonstrated ability in initiating, organizing and implementing tasks for which they have provided accountability check-ins and final summaries
- Experience navigating complex conversations, communication and demands while maintaining strict confidentiality
- The incumbent must maintain a current knowledge of trends and developments in the fields of disabilities and accommodations and employment development services
About the Job
Position will be a casual employment directly through our clients; Estimated start date will be September 2019 with a scheduled end date of April 2020. Position will be full time, 35 hrs / week. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD 2019.
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