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Douglas College

Facilitator and Youth Employment Specialist

Posted 8 days ago

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Position Title Facilitator and Youth Employment Specialist Posting Number 02235SA Location Hybrid / New Westminster Campus Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range Salary Range $30.30-$32.80 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience. Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Part-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 09/03/2024 End Date 09/02/2025 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Other - Occasional Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements
This position is 32 hours a week, with facilitation occurring in the early evening twice a week. Facilitation takes place primarily in person, while employment coaching can be delivered in a hybrid format depending on the needs of the students.
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 Life 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; and
    •Assist participants with resume and portfolio preparation.



    •Provide instruction and activities to increase Skills for Life, 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.

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; and
    •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; and
    •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; and
    •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 Life resources and tools;
    •Experience with group facilitation and individual coaching;
    •Experience working with newcomer youth; and
    •Experience with digital learning management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle.
Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.
Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/08/2024 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site []. 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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About Douglas College

Douglas College is one of the largest colleges in British Columbia, offering a variety of bachelor's degrees, diplomas, university transfer options, career training programs and much more. We have campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam as well as a training centre in Surrey and are home to more than 14,000 credit students each year as well as an additional 20,000 who take non-credit programs. If you want to do what you love and be good at it, Douglas College is the place for you.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-14

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