DASCH is a non-profit organization established in 1974 dedicated to exploring and meeting the residential, day program, respite and foster care needs of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. We support people living in over 50 homes and 4 day programs throughout Winnipeg. People can participate in personalized social, educational, vocational and recreational services that provide learning opportunities and greater independence.
DASCH is truly committed to enhancing and uplifting the lives of the people it supports through education, awareness, understanding and the highest degree of respect for all.
Under the direction of the Vocational Coordinator, the Vocational Training Facilitator is responsible for assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities in the acquisition of vocational skills to obtain and maintain competitive employment in the community. The Vocational Training Facilitator is responsible for successfully facilitating clients’ journeys through the development and implementation of an employment action plans, including developing pre-employment and employment skills, setting employment goals and seeking competitive employment opportunities.
Role & Responsibilities:
- Serve as a positive role model for staff and clients.
- Provide individual emotional, physical, social and vocational support to clients in a respectful and caring manner.
- Conduct vocational assessments and interest testing with clients to determine skills and abilities.
- Assess academic aptitudes, physical stamina, and various skill areas in relation to vocational planning.
- Observe and assess onsite task execution and work-related behaviours in relation to vocational planning.
- Work with clients in the development of pre-employment and employment skills including one to one supports and group facilitation.
- Assist clients in developing employment goals, an employment action plan and seeking competitive employment opportunities.
- Conduct job coaching and provide individualized follow-up.
- Provide community based support and workplace assessments, when required.
- Identify possible learning barriers and determine effective training and support methods for each client.
- Identify and recommend any assistive devices or equipment, as well as any other support or community resources that may enhance the client’s ability to obtain meaningful employment.
- Promote independence and encourage decision-making through recognition and respect of each client’s interest and choices.
- Perform administrative duties including completing communication books/logs, incident reports and maintaining effective communication with management, coworkers, clients and the community.
Skills & Qualifications:
- College certificate or University degree in a related field (e.g. social work, psychology, education, human resources development, etc.) preferred.
- Minimum of one year of direct vocational support experience preferred.
- Working understanding of adult learning principals and the needs of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Experience in task analysis, instructional methods, group facilitation and evaluation techniques.
- Knowledge of client marketing strategies.
- Excellent written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain accurate records and reports as required.
- Sound knowledge of intellectual disabilities and experience working in the field is an asset.
- A genuine interest in and respect for people from all walks of life.
- Patience, understanding and the ability to listen non-judgmentally.
- Demonstrated skills and ability to work in a team environment.
- Proficiency in computer use is required.
- Certificate in Disability and Community Support is an asset.
- Access to a vehicle and Full Class 5 Full or Intermediate Manitoba Driver’s License is required.
Job type: Permanent
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