Job Posting 75377

Program Learning Coach/Instructor
Workplace Learning PEI
Charlottetown area
Charlottetown
closing tomorrow (Fri, 24 Sep)
full time - term / contract  •  $28-$30/hour

Job Purpose

 

Workplace Essential Skills (WES) Program aims to help adults who are underemployed or seeking employment and require additional essential skills to succeed. WES training uses a blended model of group activities related to improving workplace competencies along with learning plans individualized to fit each participant’s career and educational needs (i.e. preparation for certification exams such as GED, Test of Workplace Essential Skills – TOWES, and trades Red Seal). Group activities are based on the nine Skills for Success (formerly Essential Skills - identified by the Government of Canada as being needed in the workplace), emerging ideas from participants’ discussions and skill development areas relating to individual learning and career goals. Thematic areas include: math, reading, teamwork, communication, personal/professional development, cultural diversity, global awareness, digital technology, career development, etc.

 

The WES Program Instructor needs to be flexible, adaptable, and compassionate, while at the same time coaching learners to move beyond their comfort zone (using a scaffolded and strength-based approach). The instructor will be responsible for program delivery and learning environment and be supported in that role by the WES Program Coordinator. They should have an awareness of roadblocks to life and learning that many adults face, and a willingness to nurture a deeper understanding of how these barriers may have affected a learner’s educational experience in the past.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Responsibilities for the WES Program Instructor include:

  • creating and maintaining a welcoming and safe learning environment;
  • understanding and accommodating each learner’s particular learning style and their changing needs;
  • completing assessments with learners and giving feedback on materials completed;
  • assisting learners with developing their individual learning plans (ILPs) based on their life/career/education goals;
  • identifying and preparing learning materials;
  • delivering curriculum and providing instruction in pre-GED and GED materials;
  • facilitating group-based employability skills workshops;
  • maintaining learner records on each learner’s ILP;
  • participating in learning and professional development training opportunities;
  • reflecting on practices and teaching materials and contributing to the ongoing improvement of the program;
  • meeting regularly with learners and the WES Program Coordinator;
  • providing feedback to case managers on learner progress.

 

Education and Experience

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or college diploma in fields relating to education, adult education, youth work, or facilitation; or demonstrated expertise in the field of adult instruction/facilitation is required
  • Knowledge of Skills for Success (Essential Skills) and experience in the integration of these skills into an adult learning program is considered a definite asset

 

Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Skilled at working effectively with teams
  • Excellent proficiency in digital technology skills required to perform job responsibilities
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Skilled at providing timely, effective feedback to both learners and team members
  • Open to learning and accepting feedback from team members
  • Strong ability to motivate and engage learners

 

Notes

  • Program delivery 20 weeks, total contract length 23 weeks
  • Class size is up to 6 people
  • Instructor hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Competitive wages offered for qualified individuals
  • Paid statutory holidays and vacation pay
  • Christmas Break and March Break (unpaid)
  • DEADLINE for applications (resume no longer than 2 pages and cover letter): Noon, Friday, September 24, 2021

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