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Job Number:  46134
Learning and Development Specialist
Job Posted: Monday, 9 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
(65 days ago)
The Institute of Families
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Negotiable / Flexible
Location: (not entered) Salary: (not entered)

Learning & Development Specialist


FamilySmart® invites Expression of Interest (EOI) from experienced, organized and skilled Learning & Development Specialists to work with our Human Resources and Practice Team to assist with development of an enhanced orientation and training plan, with tools, for our Parent & Youth in Residence Program (PiR/YiR Program). 


If you are a person who is able to work well with others, is willing and interested in learning about our organization’s culture and practice, is passionate about learning and have experience and skill in creating learning for others that is founded in best practice and cutting edge in approach, we are looking for you.  The PiR/YiR staff and program are the front-line service offering of FamilySmart®, employing 22 parents and youth across the province, and growing.  Our PiR/YiR staff team work remotely and training and tools need to be accessible.


Who we are

For over 18 years, FamilySmart® has been supporting the mental health of children and youth in B.C. by coming along-side young people and families to offer support, information, navigation and education.  FamilySmart® is committed to a Together-Centred™ approach that invites young people, families and service providers to learn with and from one another.  FamilySmart® is helping to create exceptional care + exceptional caring for child and youth mental health in Canada.  Children and youth need both.


What you'll do with our team

  • Be a passionate learner and show a keen interest in learning about FamilySmart’s knowledge and experience and have it reflected in a robust learning and development plan for the PiR/YiR staff
  • Establish learning solutions that build PiR/YiR’s capacity to enhance their personal and professional practice to enable exceptional care + exceptional caring for child and youth mental health
  • Co-Create a learning and development plan that resonates with the needs of the organization, PiR/YiR staff and management team and that translates into practice that enables young people, families and service providers to benefit from our knowledge and practice
  • Consider costs and keep within budget available when making recommendations and creating material
  • Assist with aligning training and development with PiR/YiR Evaluation Framework


Things we’ll love about you

  • You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in creating learning education, learning outcomes, and knowledge exchange/translation/transfer theory and practice, specifically for vulnerable populations and those working with vulnerable populations;
  • Have an understanding of e-learning platforms and techniques to create material that meets the remote learning needs of our team
  • Your communication skills – specifically your written and spoken English skills – are above average and you have a history of translating/tailoring information that people not only learn, but they use it because it resonates with them 
  • You’re innovative, effective, and creative, and thrive when planning projectsand seeing them through to completion
  • You consider your client as co-developers and experts in their area and this translates into the working relationship you develop with them
  • You have demonstrated a high degree of initiative, sound judgment, excellent decision- making and problem-solving abilities
  • You are detail oriented and have the ability to gather and process information to support capacity building in people
  • You are known as “someone who delivers on time, on budget and exceeds expectations”
  • You are able to work and converse efficiently with all levels of colleagues, clients and other external contacts
  • You are extremely proficient in Microsoft Office applications, Project Management systems, G-mail and various design programs
  • You believe in asking questions and listening in order to understand and meet the needs of the client
  • You can adhere to a code of ethics and confidentiality requirements


Other Requirements

  • Degree or recognized certification in related subject
  • Proven experience of 5 to 10 years in learning design and delivery
  • Background working with not-for-profit organizations would be an asset



Interested applicants, please include the following in your EOI:


  • cover letter;
  • references from past clients;
  • rates;
  • example(s) of related work






We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Institute of Families is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to age, ancestry, colour, family status, marital status, physical or mental disability, place of origin, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or criminal conviction unrelated to employment.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit the following by July 20, 2018:
* cover letter
* references from past clients
* rates
* example(s) of related work
Contact Details:
Robin Brown
The Institute of Families
PO Box #91697
West Vancouver, BC, V7V 3P3

Tel: 604-878-3400
www:   www.familysmart.ca

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