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The Opportunity

Saint John, NB
Training and Education
Experienced
Full-time

The Transition Facilitator will provide transition to employment services – transition to work for high school students with an intellectual disability and employment counseling services – moving on to post-secondary studies for individuals with an intellectual disability. The successful candidate will work with high school students (grade 10, 11, and 12) with an intellectual disability in helping develop an action plan and provide job preparation activities for transitioning to work directly from high school as well as students (youth up to 30 years of age) with an intellectual disability wanting to pursue post-secondary studies at NBCC or CCNB. 

What you'll do

Responsibilities

· Organizing, coordinating and managing a person centered transition planning process;

· Identifying and supporting the goals, needs, interests and dreams of high school students with an intellectual disability;

· Identify and approach community employers to arrange work experience, summer employment, etc.;

· Provide students the opportunity to learn basic workplace essential skills;

· Ensure follow-up and supports are provided to ensure the transition plan is being carried out, ongoing monitoring;

· Identify and secure external job coaches to provide on-the-job support during work experience placements;

· Refer students to local employment agencies and/or government external service providers;

· Access government funding for supports and services for the student;

What you'll need

Qualifications

· Minimum post-Secondary Diploma/Certificate in related disciplines of Social Sciences, Education, or Human Services and three years of counseling-related work experience for a total combination of 5 years; or a Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences, or Education and one year of counseling related work experience for a total combination of 5 years; or a or an equivalent combination of education and experience providing the requisite skills and abilities may be considered;

· Strong computer skills, ability to use Microsoft Office applications, comprehensive internet searches and the ability to learn new information management systems;

· Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle necessary for daily work related duties and ability to travel throughout the province;

· Current and Valid Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Persons Sector Check;

· Bilingualism will be considered a strong asset.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Knowledge of provincial labour market information Job Search Strategies Techniques in resume and cover letter writing Knowledge of federal and provincial programs Facilitation Strong organizational skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated networking and collaborative team building skills Ability to Work Independently

A little bit about us

New Brunswick Association for Community Living

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) is looking for enthusiastic, energetic individuals committed to the vision, values and philosophy of inclusion. We are very proud to be a 2017 Globe and Mail Employee Recommended Workplace Award winner. Come and join our #teamawesome!

NBACL is a provincial, voluntary, nonprofit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual disability and their families to ensure that persons with an intellectual disability live meaningful lives and participate in society as valued and contributing members. NBACL works with the individual, their families, employers, educators, governments and communities to change lives, change communities and defend rights.

New Brunswick will be an inclusive society in which all citizens feel that they belong, and in which all individuals have the means and opportunity to participate in the social and economic life of the province (NBACL/ANBIC, 1999).

Our staff members work provincially, based out of our six regional offices located in Fredericton (head office), Moncton, Saint John, Edmundston, Bathurst and Miramichi.

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Work With Us

The New Brunswick Association for Community Living was named an employee recommended work place in 2017 by Morneau Shepell and the Globe and Mail. You don't want to miss your opportunity to work with this amazing organization!!!!!