Job Posting 76587

Inclusive Post-secondary Education Facilitator - VIU
The BC Initiative for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (STEPS-Forward)
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
Nanaimo
closes in 3 days (Fri, 29 Oct)
full time  •  $20/hour plus extended benefits after 3 months

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:

1. Explore our website (www.bc-ipse.org) and browse the Staff Orientation Modules to become familiar with the work we do.

2. Write a cover letter highlighting why you are:

  • Interested in working with us at the Vancouver Island University campus, and
  • Tell us about any personal or professional experience you have with people who have been marginalized because of a disability or other reason

3. E-mail your resume and cover letter to

 

While we thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Inclusion Facilitators support adults with developmental disabilities to be fully included in the typical university and college experience. Students are supported to attend classes, participate in course work, engage in extra-curricular activities, social events, to make social connections, and to develop career interests and networks of friends. In essence to be a successful typical post-secondary student.

The ability to be a good listener, and to problem solve creatively alone and with co-workers is critical. Prior knowledge or experience working with adults with developmental disabilities is not essential. Applicants with a demonstrated passion for the inclusion of marginalized populations will be given preference.

 

The successful applicant should have a strong and compassionate sense of social justice and a strong desire to learn about the historical context of developmental disability. The art and work of inclusion facilitation is an on-going learning experience where
facilitators engage in on-going critical reflection with each other about how to support students to build broader autonomous lives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Facilitate mutually valued reciprocal relationships between students and other members of the student body.
  • Meet on a regular basis with individual students to modify and adapt the course and in-class material, and to assist the student to identify their course of study and career path.
  • Support the campus community to include the students as valued individuals in ways that are natural and typical of any student experience.
  • Support the student to become independent and comfortable making decisions.
  • Liaise with the student's families and/or other support staff in the student's network.
  • Identify modifications that may be required for the student in their courses, to participate in class, or to be successful in their employment.
  • Facilitate a collaborative work environment at the individual student's place of employment.

The successful applicant must be motivated to create inclusive communities, show initiative, possess strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and be able to work in a team as well as independently under the guidance of a senior facilitator.

Criminal record check required.

 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: $20.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
The inclusion facilitator will work at the VIU campus and will follow all COVID-19 precautions put in place by VIU

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