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Jul 22, 2020

Essential Skills Program Coordinator at Miziwe Biik

  • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
  • 167 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada
Full time Other

Job Description

General Overview: Reports to Executive Director, the Program Coordinator is accountable for the successful development and implementation of the Essential Skills programs and services.


Program Management

  • Oversees and directs the stages, partnerships, scheduling and curriculum development of program intake
  • Manages day to day program decisions
  • Facilitates staff discussions to address program issues and develops plans for action and implementation
  • Leads brainstorming sessions to develop new concepts and processes for using Essential Skills
  • Participates in case conferencing during various phases of the project
  • Oversees client progress, directs remediation strategies and discipline when required
  • Reviews program progress and actual client numbers vs program targets
  • Monitors and prepares written reports on the progress of the program, client and partner outcomes for funders and ACCESS
  • Maintains daily ARMS data collection
  • Oversees long-term and day to day planning and operation of project
  • Holds team meetings, coaches, resolves conflict; maintains staff schedules

Conducts Assessments and Evaluations

  1. Pre and post program Essential Skill assessment for all programs; records results, and debriefs clients
  2. Conducts screening interviews with potential clients about readiness and commitment to program participation
  3. Conducts debriefing sessions with clients and referring Employment Specialists (ES) to review clients identified next steps if not accepted into a program
  4. Completes all required client and employer evaluations throughout the intervention.

Curriculum Development

  1. Assists in curriculum development and program facilitation when required

Case Management

  1. Writes student progress reports to record data on student’s/client’s skill development, attitude, participation, and other observations. Liaises with Employment Specialist regarding barriers to progress and completes Action Plans
  2. During all programs, Coordinator and Facilitator to support clients career planning and program progress; also conducts one-on-one action planning with clients
  3. Conducts client follow-up to monitor client employment/progress after the intervention
  4. Participates in weekly case conferencing, discussing student progress and collaborating with team to address and resolve student issues; maintains client records
  5. Completes other operational related duties as they arise


Education and experience preferred;

  • Degree in Education, Business or Arts (Social Sciences, Psychology)
  • Adult Education or Provincial Instructor Diploma (PIDP)
  • Essential Skills Practitioner Certificate
  • 5 – 7 years’ experience managing educational programs with minimum 3 years in a supervisory role
  • Experience with Aboriginal organizations is required

Knowledge, skills, abilities;

  • Knowledge, experience and certification required for developing Essential Skills curriculum initiatives
  • Project management; Demonstrated ability to oversee projects in partnership with other organizations, government agencies or industry
  • Proven ability to liaise effectively with government, private and public sector, and community agencies to establish, nurture and maintain relationships
  • Experience in design, implementation and management of workplace transition and/ or learning initiatives/programs
  • Ability to develop employment partnership opportunities; keep abreast of labour market issues and information
  • Demonstrated abilities in group facilitation; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from professional groups and the general public
  • Possess effective time management skills; ability to multi task; prioritize; strong organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Outlook and database software such as Access
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Resilience/ability to change in direction quickly managing stress and pressure
  • Strong problem solving skills; resourceful; effective decision making abilities
  • Solid counselling skills; strong ability to develop prevention and intervention strategies to meet student needs
  • Strong communication: listen effectively to coworkers and clients; prepare and deliver clear presentations; effective writing skills for reports and other correspondence
  • Strong ability to problem solve; able to think on feet; resourceful
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills; able to meaningfully connect with clients
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Strong research and analysis skills for curriculum development
  • Flexible and adaptable to frequently changing priorities
  • Passion to guide, motivate, and encourage clients on improving their personal wellbeing

First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants are encouraged to apply and asked to please self-identify on their cover letter. Please submit your cover letter and resume via email in MS Word format to: Human Resources at hrjobs@miziwebiik.com.

Open until filled.

We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. No phone calls please. If you are invited for an interview and require access accommodation, please let us know in advance so that we can make adequate arrangements.

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