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Employment Opportunity

Work Site Trainer (WEST) Re-Posted

Access Programs Powell River
Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation
Competition Number: 17-3070
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment
Start/End: Start: as soon as possible
End: to be determined

May end early or be extended.
Workload: 8 hours per week with a scheduled break from December 25/17 to January 2/18
Employment Group: Cupe 10
Position: 00707
Location: Powell River Campus
Duties: The Workplace Essential Skills Training (WEST) 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 workplaces. The workplace trainer provides hands-on workplace training and supervision of students in a variety of service industry work sites, supporting the transfer and application of classroom learning to the workplace.

Duties include: workplace training for students in job and employability skills accommodating students' strengths and abilities. Provide safety training and monitoring, following WCB and VIU protocols. Complete workplace checklists with employers and students as required. In collaboration with WEST 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. In collaboration with WEST faculty, assist in performance reviews and participate in exit transition planning to facilitate successful outcomes for students. Participate in staff meeting and other meetings as required.
Required Qualifications: Two years post-secondary education in a related discipline, or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum three years' recent related experience. 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.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicant(s) must complete and sign a Consent to a Criminal Record Check form as per the Criminal Records Review Act.
Must possess a valid Class 4 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: Current certification in Occupational First Aid Level 1, FoodSafe, and experience in the field of horticulture.
Previous Applicants need not re-apply
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: September 07, 2017 - September 20, 2017
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.