We are looking for a Program Facilitator for our new Saturday Day Program to be launched in spring of 2022. This will be a weekly life skills program involving 1 day of work for the program facilitator who will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Saturday Program Coordinator. The Saturday program will run on a 3-month cycle, three times per year, with up to 4-8 participants per cohort. Learning modules will focus on meeting individual goals in addition to the flexible application of general life skills curriculum materials such as cooking, cleaning, and community safety.
The G.R.O.W. Program Facilitator is responsible for providing participants with a safe, educational, and positive program experience. The facilitator is responsible for providing guidance and instruction to participants pursuing individual goals through facilitation of group work and individual activities. The facilitator is also responsible for on-going monitoring and documentation of progress in accordance with program policies and procedures.
The G.R.O.W. Program Facilitator must demonstrate strong leadership skills, encourage and develop opportunities for learning, have a positive attitude, use inclusive language, be sensitive to the strengths and needs of the participants, and able to establish collaborative rather than hierarchical relationships with participants.
Education & Training
- The completion of an Undergraduate degree, certificate in Disability and Community Support or Educational Assistant training.
- 2 or more years of experience working with individuals with social, intellectual or developmental disabilities is an asset.
- Experience with self-regulation and social skills curricula is an asset.
- Completion of the Emergency First Aid with Basic Rescuer CPR Level C.
- Current Criminal Record and Child Abuse Check.
Skills and Attributes
- Able to interact with participants, families and community partners.
- Strong communication (written and oral), interpersonal and problem solving skills.
- Strong leadership skills, able to provide instruction around program activities.
- Able to adapt or modify activities when required to facilitate participation.
- Able to work independently as well as able and willing to participate in a collaborative team environment.
- Able to independently manage time and workflow.
- Ability to effectively promote and market the G.R.O.W. Program.
- Able to conduct self in a professional manner.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implement participants’ individual goal plans under the direction of the Program Coordinator and Executive Director.
- Implement program activities that enhance the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical well-being of participants.
- Provide observational and hands on learning opportunities.
- Maintain accurate records of program activities.
- Assist with the programming of special guest instructors.
- Participate in all group activities.
- Participate in program evaluation.
- Employs a collaborative, team-based approach.
- Provide supervision to assigned participants as part of individual and group learning activities.
- Ensure the general welfare, safety, health, and well-being of participants during program activities.
- Provide hygiene support when necessary.
- Maintain participant confidentiality.
- Protects the dignity of adult learners.