Based on the participant group, develop and implement plans to assist participants in establishing goals, schedule workshops, monitor progress and evaluate program result for each participant
Review lesson plans and create “best practice” for instructional strategies
Teach life skills working one-on-one and in small groups to help participants with unique challenges, such as (but not limited to),
· How to handle stressful situations, learning how to develop proper nutrition, shopping, meal planning and cooking skills
· Budget skills, time management skills, help participants organize and develop a routine – facilitate completion of daily responsibilities, social, emotional and interpersonal skills and how to be proactive rather than reactive
Monitor participant progress and make necessary recommendation for adjustments; prepare evaluations and progress reports
Ensure uniformity and timeliness of assessments and reporting
Provide oversight, guidance, coaching and direction to volunteers
Nurture participant self-discipline, self-respect and self-determination
Encourage experimentation with innovative ideas and methodologies related to teaching and learning
Prepare and submit program reports, statistics and evaluations as requested in a timely, accurate and organized manner; maintains confidentiality of all client and staff records and statistical data.
Provide regular interaction with participants to keep up-to-date with their individual needs and circumstances, and refer to other agencies and services as required
Direct and supervise volunteers including recruitment, selection, orientation, training and evaluation
Network with community resources to provide a guest lecture series supplementary to the Life Skills program
Network with Salvation Army program personnel, government and community social service providers and general public to promote and coordinate resources for the benefit of the participants and programs when necessary
Communicate with supervisor regarding participant progress, problem solving and monitoring
Effectively utilize computer management system to record participant documentation while maintaining confidentiality and providing statistical reports
Complete all required paperwork accurately and on time
Prepare, deliver and promote programming throughout the community through program flyers, promotional materials, community presentations
Assist the Corps Officer and leadership team with ongoing strategic planning to ensure programming reflects the participants needs
Develop a strategy for implementing alternate life skills training programs and workshops.
Provide input in the development and implementation of policies and procedures where applicable.
Assist in ensuring student and volunteer safety, and adherence to all health and safety standards
In consultation with the Corps Officer, develop fundraising initiatives; provide statistics and reports as required.
Perform other position related duties as required
Completion of an Undergraduate University degree, i.e. B.A., B.Ed., BSW or equivalent education
Minimum of three (3) years of prior related experience, including experience in a variety of social service programs
Formal training and experience in the delivery of elementary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education
Lead by example, demonstrate a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn and be flexible in the face of change.
Hands-on experience, working with vulnerable persons, addictions etc.; is required
Knowledge of community-based resources is an asset.
Ability to teach basic independent living skills to participants in order for them to be successful after discharge from the program
Ability to perform keen observation of participants by seeing, hearing a verbally communicating with participants
Ability to work effectively with participants and staff in a culturally diverse environment
Hands-on experience, working with the population involved; human services experience is required
Sensitivity, awareness and understanding of participant’s needs, problems, interests, skills, deficiencies and idiosyncrasies
Respect and work effectively with individuals of diverse culture, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
Handle disruptive behaviors in a calm, professional manner
Demonstrate knowledge in the area of life skills instruction, although a specific degree in the area of instruction is not required
Patience is also an important job requirement
Strong oral and written communication skills is essential to this position
Ability to present program materials in a clear concise and comfortable manner is a must
Experience/working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use, i.e. Microsoft Office
Excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated and disciplined
Create engaging activities for the participants to participate in and develop relationships
Good organizational and time management skills
Serve as an effective role model
Safe Food Handling Certification
Ability to life/move 25 lbs.
Hold a valid Ontario Class G Driver’s License, own vehicle and insurance, a current drivers abstract that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion is required
Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment
Screening through the Salvation Army Abuse Registry
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered
This is a permanent, full time position based on 30 hours per week. The schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities. Some flexibility may be required for scheduling which the supervisor determines.
Work schedule: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and includes a ½-hour unpaid meal break.
Note: There is a requirement to work at multiple locations. Some travel is required.
Please no phone calls.
Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.