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Job Number:  45275
Life Skills & Recreation Facilitator
Job Posted: Thursday, 7 June 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 21 June 2018
(4 days ago)
Open Door Group
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Casual
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21.94 hourly

About Open Door Group:

Open Door Group is a non-profit, social enterprise that operates on the fundamental belief that all British Columbians have the right and ability to succeed.  Established in 1976, Open Door Group delivers a range of programs and services to help individuals prepare for, find and keep employment and/or develop meaningful connections in their communities.  Today, Open Door Group serves thousands of people per year in several communities throughout BC. 

As one of Canada’s Certified Great Places to Work, we pride ourselves on modelling a culture of authenticity and transparency.  Our core values are based on the genuine belief that all individuals have the ability to succeed and are the drivers of their own success, and we aim to support lifelong learning and career success for the people we serve, as well as our employees. 


Position Overview:

Reporting to the Thrive Program Coordinator, the Facilitator supports clients to acquire skills and competencies in the following areas: Leisure Education & Personal Development; Healthy Living; Physical Health; Education & Employment Readiness; Connections & Communication; and Meaningful Community Engagement. 

Facilitators utilize “tell-show-do” methodology and positive reinforcement in teaching and developing clients. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Planning and developing curriculums; classroom instruction; and evaluating client progress.
  • Implementing established activities to meet clients’ activation, life skills, work site, recreational, and social needs.
  • Assists clients with activities of daily living as required.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Two-year college diploma in the applicable field of instruction
  • Two years recent experience in group instruction of pre-employment, computer instruction and employability skills course.
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
  • Two years recent, related experience including supervising outings with clients into the community, facilitating recreation and/or computer classes.
  • Knowledge of Therapeutic Recreation, Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental health practices.
  • Valid B.C. driver’s license and, where applicable, use of a personal vehicle during working hours
  • Where required Standard First Aid, CPR, and WorldHost Certification.
  • Class 4 Drivers license preferred

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to motivate clients and/or program participants to learn skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage a varied client load, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a flexible environment and to work independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse group of people.
  • Knowledge of disability issues, resources, and strong community connections
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate recreation/leisure lifestyle programs, calendars, and monthly statistics
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt learning material for client population (mental health)
  • Excellent and dynamic facilitation skills either 1:1 or in a group setting
  • Knowledge of computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Knowledge of adult educational methodologies and instructional techniques
How to Apply:
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Open Door Group values diversity and is committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are looking for qualified individuals who represent, at all job levels, the diversity of the people we serve and encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, individuals of all genders and sexual orientation, origin and ethnic affiliations, disability, age, and religion.

We strive to ensure an accessible experience for candidates. If you require an alternative method to submit your application, please email us or contact us toll-free at 1 866 377 3670 and ask to speak with an HR representative.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Open Door Group team!
Contact Details:
Human Resources
Open Door Group
30th East 6th Ave
Vancouver , BC, V5T1J4

www:   opendoorgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43

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