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Douglas College

Facilitator and Employment Specialist for Newcomer Youth

Full Time
5 days ago
Position Details

Position Title Facilitator and Employment Specialist for Newcomer Youth Posting Number 01287SA Location See Work Arrangements Grade or Pay Level - Salary Range TBD Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 11/01/2021 End Date 10/31/2022 Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift 8:30 - 5:00 Work Arrangements
This position is 28 hours per week between Monday to Friday (8:30 to 5:00)
The Facilitator will be based at the New Westminster Campus and requires work at and travel to other Douglas College locations.

This position is subject to final funding approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Facilitator and Youth Employment Specialist will:

    •Assist and provide Skills for Success support through small group facilitation or one to one coaching to newcomer youth in the Education Reboot component of the Burnaby Youth Wraparound Project; •Provide hope-centred career development training; •Provide orientation to College services and the post-secondary environment; •Assist participants in developing settlement action plans. •Connect participants to employers, employment opportunities, networks and community resources. •Assist participants with resume and portfolio preparation


    •Provide instruction and activities to increase Skills for Success, determine potential career and educational paths, and orient participants to the post-secondary environment •Evaluate learners at regular intervals and provide feedback •Encourage peer mentorship and learning in small group sessions •Support learners to overcome perceived barriers •Provide information, support and program guidance to Training Group staff, project partners and stakeholders involved in the program

Facilitate in online and blended modes according to COVID -19 pandemic protocols

Employment Specialist Activities:

    •Recruit employers to participate in the project •Arrange informational interviews between participants and employers •Match participants with appropriate employment opportunities •Prepare participants for job interviews •Prepare participants for Canadian workplace culture •Assist with participant resume and portfolio development

Curriculum Development:

    •Scaffold learning, applying skills for life methodology •Integrate authentic workplace materials •Create self-directed learning modules •Follow the principles of hope-centred career development •Integrate curriculum materials and resources provided by project partners •Adapt available curriculum to the needs of the current cohort


    •Invigilate and help participants interpret skills assessments •Invigilate and help participants interpret personality assessments


    •Maintain participant progress records adhering to privacy requirements •Maintain organized electronic file system of curriculum with instruction guides •Communicate effectively and work with all project partners and stakeholders as required •Participate in team meetings •Complete reports and paperwork as required •Contribute to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System •Assist with marketing and delivery of presentations to potential participants, school districts, employers, boards of trade, and chambers of commerce

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
    •A Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Education or Psychology) or equivalent experience •Experience in employment programs • CDP certificate an asset •Knowledge of career exploration platforms in British Columbia •Knowledge of the BC post-secondary system, particularly of Douglas College •Familiarity with Skills for Success resources and tools •Experience with group facilitation and individual coaching •Experience working with newcomer youth •Experience with digital learning management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle

Link to Full Position Profile Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Open Date 09/16/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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