Job Posting 66425

Student Links Coordinator
Community Living Ontario
WORK FROM HOME (Telecommute), Markham, Ontario
closes in 4 days (Fri, 27 Nov)
full time - term / contract

Community Living Ontario is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated individual to fill the role of:

Student Links Coordinator – York Region/Markham area

Community Living Ontario is a non-profit, province-wide federation which; advocates for, promotes and facilitates the full participation, inclusion and citizenship of people who have an intellectual disability.  We are a progressive leader in the developmental services sector representing more than 12,000 individuals, families, member organizations and community partners. 

As part of a provincial organization - Community Living Ontario, the Student Links Coordinator reports to the Manager and is responsible for the implementation of the Student Links Program in York/Markham area.  This is a one (1) year contract.  This position requires you to work remotely from your home office.

The Student Links Initiative provides opportunities for secondary school students who have an intellectual disability to gain new experiences and to explore new possibilities for themselves. It is intended to enhance their capacity to make informed post school decisions prior to leaving school and is available to students between the ages 14 and 21. 

Students are provided with an opportunity to meet and be matched with a mentor who can connect them to information or opportunities in their areas of interest.  Coordinators, while promoting the natural network surrounding the student, will assist the student in this exploration, recruiting the mentor, and matching the student.  Coordinators will facilitate the engagement of students with mentors. 

Successful candidates will possess a combination of the following qualifications, experiences, and skills:

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Experience in areas of education, community development and networking.  
  • Effectively utilize their personal community connections when seeking out opportunities for students.
  • Effective at making connections with potential mentors.
  • Develop and implement strategies for meeting new people and engaging potential mentors.
  • Demonstrates effective project management, community development and coordination skills.
  • Experience in working with diverse populations and individuals who have experienced marginalization.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Social Role Valorization (SRV)
  • Have first-hand experience and community connections in York Region/Markham, ON.
  • Utilizes effective communication skills; verbal, written, and facilitation.
  • Knowledge of the experiences and issues facing people who have a disability
  • Understands the principles and vision of the Community Living movement
     

Community Living Ontario is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make any accommodation requests for the selection and interview process known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department at . Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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