Program Coordinator – EmploymentWorks (Full-Time Permanent (EDMONTON))

The Centre for Autism Services Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children, teens, and young adults with autism. Established in 1997, the Centre has grown to offer a wide range of services to autistic individuals and their families and is the largest accredited autism service provider in northern Alberta. Its mission is to provide comprehensive and innovative supports and services to individuals with autism and their community of support.

The people we serve come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes the Centre for Autism Services Alberta stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm to empower autistic individuals and their families to thrive, you will find a great career at the Centre. We welcome the unique contributions future staff can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, religion, different abilities, and beliefs.

EmploymentWorks (EW) is a proven program that offers employment preparedness training and support, combined with job sampling and hands-on work experience to autistic youth, adults, and persons with disabilities. This initiative, based on a manualized curriculum, has been tested and implemented nationally for over 6 years and has a proven record of success in supporting employment access and stability.

 

Job Title: Program Coordinator: Employment Works National Project (EWNP) Full-time

Job Location:  Edmonton

Reports to:  Supervisor, Teen and Adult Services

 

Job Summary:

The Program Coordinator, EW is responsible for establishing and implementing a pre-employment program to support and advance autistic youth, adults, and persons with disabilities toward sustainable employment. This role is responsible for the supervision of Program Facilitators and community mentors, and oversees both in-person and high school EmploymentWorks National Programs. Within this role, the Program Coordinator will develop and maintain business partnerships and will work collaboratively with seven other EW sites across Canada. This role is also responsible for the screening and intake of participants through to labour market participation.

 

Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Program Facilitator(s), support vocational development across Teen and Adult Services
  • Oversee training of community-based employers while supervising and giving direction to the Program Facilitator(s)
  • Demonstrate understanding of principles of adult learning and job coaching related to employment development
  • Collect data for purposes of program evaluation
  • In collaboration with the Program Facilitator(s), balance the needs of the employer & employee to ensure a successful job experience
  • Adapt individual and program goals while implementing strategies (e.g. self-management, video modeling) that assist participants with achieving success
  • Oversee the creation of teaching plans and learning modules for assigned participants by the Program Facilitator(s)
  • Support participants post-program with achieving employment goals
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the vocational components with adult services
  • Prepare instructional materials as needed
  • Collaboratively prepare and plan activities daily
  • Provide administrative support as needed
  • Take on and disperse tasks as needed among the team of Program Facilitators
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in a related field or similar combined education and experience
  • Minimum 1-year of experience working with people with autism
  • Minimum 1-year of experience supporting individuals experiencing mental health challenges
  • Minimum 1-year of experience with employment supports
  • Familiarity with online delivery methods
  • Familiarity with and ability to implement adult learning principles
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong desire to work with adults with autism and their support systems
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Participate in ongoing training
  • Dependable with a strong work ethic
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Clear Police Information Check, Clean Intervention Record Check, and valid First Aid with CPR.

A competitive salary and generous benefits package are offered.

 

Apply to: Human Resources by mail, e-mail, or fax:

Mail: Centre for Autism Services Alberta – ATTN Human Resources

#1, 9353 – 50 Street NW,

Edmonton, AB

T6B 2L5

 

E-mail: sgynane@centreforautismab.ca

 

Fax: 780-488-6664

 

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    Questions? Email humanresources@centreforautism.ab.ca