G.R.O.W. Vocational Facilitator

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Job Description

Under the direction of the G.R.O.W. Executive Director the G.R.O.W. Vocational Facilitator, must act in accordance with G.R.O.W.’s policies and procedures. The G.R.O.W. Vocational facilitator must demonstrate strong leadership skills, a positive attitude, inclusive language, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse participants. Knowledge of the labor market, the ability to engage employers across a variety of sectors and an understanding of barriers to employment faced by young adults with Special Needs is an asset.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

In conjunction with the G.R.O.W. Program, the vocational facilitator will provide participants with a positive and educational experience. They will support and provide guidance to participants in their vocational goals, including job exploration, job preparation, on the job training, and on-going monitoring of progress, as well as developing and maintaining positive relationships with employers and volunteer organizations.

Participant Support

  • Identify work co-op, volunteer or educational opportunities that fulfill participants’ vocational goals.
  • Provide day to day supervision and supports as required.
  • Maintain accurate documentation and record keeping of the participants.
  • Identify skills and supports required for job success.
  • Maintain the participants’ dignity and confidence in dealing with situations as they arise.
  • Respect and protect the confidentiality of participants.
  • Provide observational and hands on learning opportunities.
  • Provide continuous feedback and positive reinforcement.
  • Ensure the general welfare, safety, health and well-being for all participants.
  • Advocate for the participants and inclusion in the workplace. Promote physical and social integration by encouraging participation.

Employment Development

  • Approach employers to identify vocational opportunities; initiate and maintain positive relationships.
  • Develop strategies for natural supports in the workplace based on identified risks. Communicate identified risks to employers and program.
  • Work with employers to build in systems for ongoing support as needed.
  • Implement Gaining Resources Opportunities &Understanding for Participants (G.R.O.U.P.) model developed by G.R.O.W.
  • In consultation with the G.R.O.W. Team develop a vocational/ volunteer plan with the goal of optimal independence.

Program Support

  • Act in accordance with G.R.O.W.’s policies and procedures.
  • Liaison with the G.R.O.W. Team and report on employment progress.
  • Complete all assigned tasks/duties.
  • Actively promote and market the G.R.O.W. Programs.
  • Participate in program evaluation.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • Maintain confidentially.
  • Follow the G.R.O.W. Emergency Procedures as required.
  • Complete incident/accident reports and notify the G.R.O.W. Program Director.

Employment Requirement/Qualifications:

Education & Training

  • Completion of undergraduate degree.
  • Completion of the Emergency First Aid with Basic Rescuer CPR Level C.


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar capacity working with the special needs population in vocational settings.

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to instruct participants at work placement sites.
  • Able to provide the necessary education and supports to the employers/volunteer organizations.
  • Able and willing to participate and contribute in a team based work environment.
  • Able to independently manage time and workflow.
  • Ability to effectively promote and market the G.R.O.W. Programs.


  • Successful completion of a child abuse registry and criminal record check for vulnerable persons.
  • The successful candidate will require proof of vaccination in order to access worksites
Application Due Date
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Sandy Sheegl

G.R.O.W. Program Director

91 Willow Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3N 0G9

Phone 204-505-3799

Email:  ssheegl@growourway.ca

Further information about G.R.O.W. in Winnipeg Program can be found at www.gainingresourcesourway.ca

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.