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Skills for Success Coach (Q+ Works program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Skills for Success Coach (Q+ Works program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults)
Posting Number 02019SA
Location New Westminster Campus
Grade or Pay Level See Salary Range
Salary Range $27.50 to $32.16 per hour. Salary is based on education and experience.
Position Type Training Group Contract Employment
Posting Type Internal/External
Regular/Temporary Contract
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Training Group
Start Date 10/02/2023
End Date 09/30/2024
Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays
Shift 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Work Arrangements
Majority of work will occur in-person at the New Westminster campus between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Schedule flexibility may be needed on occasion.
What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That’s how Douglas College defines a great career. It’s a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC’s Top Employers. We love what we do. And we’re looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada’s best colleges even better.

The Role
The Skills for Success Coach is responsible for participant recruitment & intakes, curriculum development and facilitation of Skills for Success training, and the provision of one-to-one skills coaching support for Q+ Works program participants.

Q+ Works is an innovative, responsive employment and skills training program for 2SLGBTQIA+ Young Adults that employs principles of Universal Design for Learning, Co-Design, and Hope-Centred Career Development. Participants will develop workplace skills by choosing, undertaking, and managing a group project, while researching relevant career and educational pathways, visiting employer sites, and engaging with guest speakers and employer panels to expand their networks. The 10-week program features 6 weeks of in-person cohort-based training and 4 weeks of individual and group meetings to finalize training plans, begin job search, and/or prepare applications for further education or training.
Responsibilities
Participant Recruitment and Intakes:
  • Actively assist with participant recruitment and marketing efforts.
  • Deliver Information Sessions.
  • Review applications and select applicants.
  • Conduct intake interviews and informal assessments to determine suitability for program.
Curriculum Development and Facilitation:
  • Develop Skills for Success curriculum that employs the principles of Universal Design for Learning and incorporates the principles of Co-design where possible.
  • Facilitate group and one-to-one Skills for Success (S4S) training.
  • Assist participants as they choose, undertake and manage a group project.
  • Encourage sociability, friendship, and a positive peer group that embraces teamwork and a non-competitive collective sensibility.
Assessments and Training Plans:
  • Assist in the development of Participant Training Plans.
  • Invigilate the customized Skills for Success Assessment (S4SA).
  • Debrief S4SA results and provide an individual learning plan to develop Skills for Success.
  • Administer and debrief social emotional self-assessment tools.
Follow-up Supports:
  • Provide participants with ongoing individual and group skills training support and guidance as needed throughout lifespan of project.
Community Connections:
  • Develop and build connections with 2SLGBTQIA+ focused and/or friendly organizations.
  • Coordinate workshops with guest speakers (employers, and community organizations) and hiring events (career fair).
  • Participate in events and panels with other organizations as they arise.
Equity, Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion:
  • Celebrate diversity and foster an equitable, accessible and inclusive program where all feel a sense of belonging.
  • Work collaboratively with our inclusivity partner to apply an intersectional lens to ensure accessibility and inclusivity through all phases of the program.
Administration:
  • Maintain records of participant progress, community connections and curriculum.
  • Adhere to privacy requirements and follow the department’s file saving practices.
  • Develop a Facilitation guide and contribute to a Program Guide.
  • Participate in team meetings.
  • Complete and/or contribute to reports and paperwork as requested.
  • Contribute to the department’s ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
  • Skills For Success certificate is preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in related field. Skills training is preferred.
  • Ability to facilitate engaging in person and online programming.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of:
    • Skills for Success Assessments and Facilitation;
    • Curriculum design;
    • Universal Design for Learning;
    • Trauma Informed Practice;
    • Principles of Co-Design.
  • Experience working with young adults who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+.
  • Strong computer skills including advanced proficiency in internet research, Office 365 applications, and social media.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team with capacity to take initiative and calmly handle changing circumstances.
  • Preference will be given to 2SLGBTQIA+ candidates with lived experience that possess the qualifications for this position.
  • Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Record Check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.

Link to Full Position Profile
Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes
Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/20/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
    • Douglas College Careers Site
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
    • Personal Referral
    • Agency Referral
    • Professional Association Website
    • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
    • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
    • Douglas College CareerHUB
    • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
    • Other
    • Glassdoor
  5. * Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
    • Current employee
    • Former employee
    • Current student
    • Former student
    • None of the above
  6. * If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
    • Yes, I confirm
    • No, I am not able to meet this requirement

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References with Contact Information
  2. Transcripts and/or Credentials