CARPENTRY/ASBESTOS LEAD (3-month contract)



Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations.


Currently, the Education, Employment and Social Enterprise team at Choices for Youth is looking for a Carpentry/Asbestos Lead to fulfill a 3-month contract position. The Carpentry/Asbestos Lead must have an advanced understanding of carpentry fundamentals for residential construction. Reporting to the General Manager, this role will be responsible for coordinating and being hands-on with our residential construction projects, teaching Trainees best practices in a hands-on skilled training program, providing experiential learning and mentorship, while working collaboratively with the social enterprise and employment support team.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Experience in asbestos abatement or willingness to learn considered an asset.

  • Provide leadership through establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with field staff and sub trades in order to promote positive morale.

  • Supervision and development of site team through regular feedback and coaching.

  • Ensure sufficient manpower is provided to achieve safety, schedule and quality objectives.

  • Coordinate with General Manager to ensure program and project deliverables are completed timely, with high-quality workmanship.

  • Ensure all tools and equipment are in working order and proper inventories are kept.

  • Train youth participants in construction best practices and safety procedures.

  • Promote a safe working environment; ensuring regular tool box meetings are conducted.

  • Address unsafe work practices and make sure that information is recorded.

  • Ensure safety procedures are developed and followed for operation of all equipment.

  • Ensure that required personal protective safety equipment is made available and used by all staff and youth participants alike.

  • Erects and disassembles scaffolding safely and according to legislative and company policies.

  • Assists with demolition and debris disposal.

  • Framing, insulating, sheathing, building foundations, etc.

  • Installation of siding, windows and doors.

  • Maintains good housekeeping at all times to ensure a safe and non-cluttered worksite.

  • Works under time constraints to meet specific timelines.

  • Ensures attention to detail.

  • Collaborate with General Manager, Training and Employment Lead and the support team to create and implement an on-site training program

  • Be a mentor to Trainees in all aspects of the worksite.

  • Follow protocol for construction and youth care as determined by company policies.

  • Any other duties as assigned.


Required Certifications

  • WHMIS Certification

  • Fall Arrest Protection Training

  • Confined Space Entry Training

  • Standard First Aid/CPR


Work Hours

This position will work 37.5 hours per week and flexibility will be required including evening and weekend work.


Compensation

The compensation for this position is $20-$25 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.


to Apply

Email your resume and cover letter to:

Lucas Geary, Senior Human Resources Specialist

lgeary@choicesforyouth.ca

and

Adam Hiscock, Manager of Education, Employment and Social Enterprise ahiscock@choicesforyouth.ca

Or fax

(709) 726-315


Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


This competition will be open until the position is filled.


Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.


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Choices for Youth

Registered Charity

130889942 RR0001

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