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Facilitator – LINC Engage

Using a participant-centered approach, the Facilitator is responsible for the implementation of a creative project-focused, 20-week program for youth.  The project is delivered within a settlement and workplace integration context using Portfolio Based Language Assessments (PBLA). The Facilitator will work closely with an internal team as well as external subject matter experts to assist and support the development of creative projects, essential skills awareness, workplace-focused skills development and wrap-around settlement support through small group facilitation and one-to-one coaching.

In an arts and project-based learning setting, students will develop critical thinking/problem solving, communication, self-management and collaboration skills. The successful applicant must be familiar with non-traditional pathways to post-secondary and be resourceful in supporting participants. Participants are immigrant and refugee youth aged 18-29 assessed at Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4. An external evaluator will conduct research throughout this project.

Start Date:- 10/01/2021
End Date:- 03/31/2022
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) from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Schedule is dependent on program planning and co-facilitator hours.

The Facilitator will be based at the Training Group’s Surrey Training Center and requires work at and travel to other Douglas College locations including the New Westminster Campus.

This position is subject to final funding approval from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

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The Role

·       Assist with focus groups, program marketing, participant recruitment, and research components;

·       Adapt youth appropriate skills curriculum for workplace focused LINC 4 in a settlement and workplace integration context that aligns with the full range of activities of the 20-week project;

·       Develop class materials that align with the full range of activities of the 20-week project;

·       Prepare and integrate Portfolio Based Language Assessments (PBLA) into curriculum project;

·       Monitor and document student progress and perform on-going assessments based on PBLA;

·       Anticipate and respond to emerging client needs as the creative project develops;

·       Collaborate with CCSP and the facilitation team to create a calendar of events and activities, including organizing field trips, guest speakers and consultations with project experts;

·       Maintain participant progress records adhering to privacy requirements;

·       Contribute to quarterly and annual reporting as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
·       Undergraduate degree (Preferably education related)

·       Minimum of 3 years classroom experience, including PBLA-based settlement curriculum and assessments;

·       Experience working with vulnerable immigrant and refugee youth;

·       Affinity with creative projects and knowledge of the arts and creative industries an asset;

·       Working knowledge and experience in career planning, job search, job readiness training with a solid understanding of Essential Skills;

·       Knowledge of local labour market and community employment-related resources;

·       Knowledge of local post-secondary institutions, pathways, and programs

·       Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;

·       Strong organizational skills and solid classroom management skills;

·       Demonstrated ability in identifying and addressing client needs;

·       Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and easily adapt to change;

·       Strong interpersonal and exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills;

·       Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds; sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of newcomers to Canada; awareness of trauma-informed approaches to settlement;

·       Demonstrated ability to build successful teams in the classroom;

·       Teaching English as a Second Language qualifications equivalent to TESL Canada standard 1 would be considered an asset;

·       A vehicle and valid B.C. Driver’s license or reliable alternative transportation;

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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. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.