Choices for Youth Inc. (CFY) is a professional service, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that creates spaces and conversations and operates programs and social enterprises to help vulnerable youth secure stable housing, employment, and education while improving health and family stability. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, we help youth and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.
Whether young people are completing energy-retrofits with Impact Construction, manufacturing Project SucSeed units at The Shop, or selling gently used clothing at Neighborhood, they are developing employable and transferable skills in a supportive workplace. These opportunities help at-risk youth and emerging adults take steps towards ending their need for income support.
At Choices for Youth, we are harnessing this work to drive economic development and improve social outcomes for youth across the province. Our work in this space extends beyond being practitioners and into building a vibrant network of experts in social innovation, labor market attachment, community development, and business success. We are currently recruiting for one (1) Training and Education Facilitator who will work with our Employment, Education, and Social Enterprise team to support these efforts on a one-year contract.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Training and Employment Lead, the Training and Education Facilitator is a hands-on leader and an experienced instructor, motivator, and conversation starter. They will work daily to support the needs of the training team, internal departments, and external partnerships and will take an active role in the recruitment of youth, program design, and delivery as well as evaluation. All the while the T&E Facilitator will ensure CFY principles and practices are implemented and followed in program training and development.
Additional deliverables would include the following –
· Designing and editing inclusive educational training programs for at-risk youth.
· Ensuring programs meet industry and career needs of participants.
· Foster and maintain relationships within the community to support programming (i.e. post-secondary institutions, private employers, and outside facilitators).
· Lead change by example through generating unique ideas and solutions and championing new initiatives.
· Create and/or edit curriculum guides and order materials as required.
· Using data collection tools in terms of youth recruitment, performance, evaluation, and meeting of desired outcomes.
· Monitoring and adjusting programming as needed to meet the needs of participants through ongoing evaluation.
· Organizing outside facilitation when needed
· Collaborate and partner with others through actively building positive and productive relationships, working to understand different viewpoints, and treating people of varying backgrounds and perspectives fairly.
· Confer with other supervisors, team leads, and other departments to coordinate training activities and execution.
· Communicate ideas and information in an effective manner by listening, demonstrating understanding, readily sharing information, and keeping appropriate parties up to date.
· Perform comprehensive program evaluations based on identified outcomes or indicators.
· Identify root causes of inefficiencies and develop solutions to make effective, timely decisions and drive change forward.
· Adjust future programming based on data collection and pivots implemented.
· Development of program reports, providing an overview of outcomes
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
· Undergraduate Degree or Diploma in a related field such as education, post-secondary instructor certification, and/or career development. Coursework in sociology and psychology would be considered an asset. Equivalent experience will also be considered.
· A combination of 3+ years of related experience in program design and facilitation/education.
· Experience and demonstrated knowledge of working with vulnerable populations would be considered an asset
· Satisfactory record of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check
· Access to a vehicle an asset.
The position will work 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday.
The salary for this position is 45,669.00 - 50,368.50 annually. Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP, and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.
HOW TO APPLY:
Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your cover letter and resume explaining how you meet the criteria and use TDF-072021 in the subject line to the below recipients.
The competition will remain open until August 3, 2021.
Rory Lambert; Training and Employment Lead
For more information about Choices for Youth, please visit www.choicesforyouth.ca
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.