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Employment Opportunity

Work Site Trainer, Employability Skills Program

Access Cowichan
Cowichan Campus
Competition Number: 12-3113
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Base funded; subject to enrolment
Start: January 21, 2013
Workload: This position works on a 2-year cycle: Year 1-21 weeks at 10.5 hpw; Year 2-41 weeks at 10.5 hpw. First 2-year cycle: Year 1- Jan 21-Jun 14, 2013 (21 weeks) Year 2- Sep 2, 2013-Jun 13, 2014 (14 weeks)
Employment Group: Cupe 9
Position: 00004
Location: Cowichan Campus
Duties: The Employability Skills Program (ESP) 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. The worksite trainer provides hands-on work-site training and supervision of students in a variety of service industry work sites, supporting the transfer and application of classroom learning to the workplace.

Work-site training for students in job and employability skills accommodating learning styles, strengths and disabilities. Provide safety training and monitoring, following WCB and VIU protocols. Complete work-site evaluations checklists with employers and students as required. Under direction of ESP 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 workplace training. Maintain effective and ongoing communication with other team members to ensure consistency in goals and methodologies. Maintain checklists as required. Participate in staff meeting and other meetings as required.
Required Qualifications: Two years post-secondary education in related discipline or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution. Three to five years recent related experience including experience in the field of horticulture. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Recent direct experience working with adults with disabilities, in a vocational context. 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.

A criminal records check may be required.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications: Current certification in Occupational First Aid Level I, FoodSafe, and SuperHost.
Interviews will take place January 14 to 18, 2013.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: December 20, 2012 - January 09, 2013
Note: 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.