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Employment Opportunity

Workplace Trainer

Access Programs Nanaimo
Competition Number: 17-3130
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: December 11, 2017 up to March 16, 2018
  Leave Replacement: Appointment may be extended or end early, dependent on return of incumbent.
Workload: 27 hrs/week starting Dec. 11/17 with a scheduled break in appointment from Dec. 15/17 to Jan. 2/18
Employment Group: Cupe 10
Position: 00707
Location: Nanaimo Campus
  The Workplace Essential 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.
Duties: Provide hands-on workplace training and supervision of students in a variety of workplaces, supporting the transfer and application of classroom learning to the workplace. Duties include: workplace 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 workplace evaluation checklists with employers and students.

Under direction of 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 WEST training. Under direction of WEST 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.
Required Qualifications: 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.

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: Bachelor's degree in a related field. FoodSafe and WHIMIS.
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: November 02, 2017 - November 15, 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.