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Job Title: Lead Instructor

Salary: $45,000 Full Time.

Reports to: Director, Program and Services.

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Organizational Background

Youth LEAPS is a registered not-for-profit organization that leads in the development and delivery of innovative prevention, intervention and reintegration strategies. Youth LEAPS’ initiatives help promote and advance educational attainment among youth 14-29 years of age, facing multiple barriers. Our vision is to improve educational attainment outcomes for at-risk youth by removing systemic barriers that impedes their achievement. Our goal is to ensure that all youth have access to meaningful and relevant educational attainment opportunities that meet their learning needs.

Program Overview

Youth LEAPS Learn2Work Initiative is designed to support youth with a variety of barriers to education and employment. Learn2Work is a unique classroom to careers pathway that allows participants aged 18-29 to obtain their high school equivalency certificate (GED) while also obtaining a paid job opportunity in their chosen career field.

Position Description

Youth LEAPS Lead Instructor will be responsible for developing and implementing an effective GED preparation course that supports Learn2Work students (18-29 years old) GED. As the Lead Instructor, you will teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. In doing so, you will be responsible for determining the level each student is at in his or her current knowledge of the subjects being taught to develop different methods of teaching so that each student can successfully write their GED examination and obtain their high school equivalency diploma.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide classroom instruction
  • Plan, prepare and maintain all units of study in the areas of math, science, writing, reading and social studies, the five areas covered in the GED tests.
  • Evaluate or test students, either formally or informally to determine if students are progressing.
  • Assess learners using a variety of assessment tools and strategies (including intake, interim, and exit process)
  • Assess students in order to create a learning program for each student.
  • Maintains records including testing, assignment, in-class work, attendance and general record keeping.
  • Provides individual tutoring.
  • Schedule all guest presenters and organize all field trips
  • Keep a school calendar of events.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Education
  • Minimum two years’ experience as an educator, community or youth worker and/or related experience working with adult learners from diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of community and social service resources.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills needed to communicate and manage at-risk adult youth
  • Proven experience in facilitation appropriate to youth and adults from a variety of learning backgrounds
  • Strong commitment to anti-discrimination and anti-oppression concepts and their application
  • Ability to work flexible hours including some weekends and evenings
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C required to be completed within the first two months of employment
  • Access to vehicle with a valid G License an asset
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Child Intervention Record Check

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@youthleaps.ca

Please use the following subject line for your email: (Your Name) – Lead Instructor-Leaps2017

Deadline: February 28th 2018 5pm

We appreciate all applications; however only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.


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Job Title: Job Developer

Salary: $45,000 Full Time.

Reports to: Director, Program and Services.

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Organizational Background

Youth LEAPS is a registered not-for-profit organization that leads in the development and delivery of innovative prevention, intervention and reintegration strategies. Youth LEAPS’ initiatives help promote and advance educational attainment among youth 14-29 years of age, facing multiple barriers. Our vision is to improve educational attainment outcomes for at-risk youth by removing systemic barriers that impedes their achievement. Our goal is to ensure that all youth have access to meaningful and relevant educational attainment opportunities that meet their learning needs.

Program Overview

Youth LEAPS Learn2Work Initiative is designed to support youth with a variety of barriers to education and employment. Learn2Work is a unique classroom to careers pathway that allows participants aged 18-29 to obtain their high school equivalency certificate (GED) while also obtaining a paid job opportunity in their chosen career field.

Position Description

Youth LEAPS Learn2Work Job Developer position has the primary responsibility for working directly with youth participants and employers in setting up employment and providing on-going follow-up supports. The position will involve working closely with the Learn2Work program team to support with outreach to the community in order to promote and recruit participants, and establishing connections with businesses in order to develop job opportunities. The work environment is very fast-paced, with a high volume of program participants.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Assists participants in assessing their job skills for employment positions
  • Instructs in job seeking, application procedures, resume writing, interview preparation and job retention skills and attitudes
  • Assists participants in preparing job search portfolio
  • May assist in supporting Facilitators in pre-employment workshops
  • Provides job search/career information workshops and presentations
  • Arranges for interviews
  • Provides labour market and community resource information
  • Monitors participant performance on the job and counsels participants when job performance is not satisfactory; works with participants to improve job performance and gain necessary job skills, or reviews other employment options
  • Maintains contact with employers during the participants' employment and reports results to appropriate staff
  • Prepares forms and reports related to placement activities
  • Tracks participant activity and progress data
  • Initiates and maintains on-going personal contacts with a variety of business and industry representatives and job placement/training agencies to promote programs for participant placement
  • Makes cold calls to potential employers
  • Explains the benefits and employment support services provided by programs to employers, including addressing employer’s needs
  • Researches Internet, newspapers, agencies, and other resources for job leads
  • Locates jobs for participants who have successfully completed training programs
  • Collects data from employers related to job orders, including job requirements and skills
  • Matches job skills with applicant qualifications
  • Refers qualified applicants to employers and conducts necessary follow-up when applicants are placed in positions
  • Participates in outreach and recruitment activities by coordinating and attending job fairs

Qualifications

  • University Degree preferred or completion of Community College Diploma in Career Planning, Business, Human Resources Management, Social Services, and/or related fields
  • Three years’ experience in job development, with proven experience in generating job leads, developing working relationships with employers, experiencing conducting labour market research, and knowledge of ‘green jobs’
  • Three years’ experience in program support and marketing
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members including businesses, participants, staff and volunteers; excellent written communication skills
  • Experience working with people, preferably youth, with barriers to employment, including mental health issues, and experience and sensitivity in dealing with members of different cultural and racial backgrounds, including visible and invisible dimensions of diversity
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C required to be completed within the first two months of employment
  • Access to vehicle with a valid G License an asset
  • Must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector search and Child Intervention Record Check

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume to hr@youthleaps.ca

Please use the following subject line for your email: (Your Name) – JD-Leaps2017

Deadline: February 28th 2018 – 5:00 PM EST

We appreciate all applications; however only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.