Skills Development Coach (Athabasca, AB) – GroundWORKS

Skills Development Coach (Athabasca, AB) – GroundWORKS

Job Information:

Location: Athabasca, Alberta

Part Time/Full Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Temporary

Hours of Work: 35 hours/ week

Salary Range: $45,000 – $50,000 annually

Start Date: As soon as possible

Deadline for Submission: Open until a suitable candidate is found

EmployAbilities is currently filling 1 temporary full-time position for a 1 year term in Athabasca, AB for an exciting project called GroundWORKS. GroundWORKS assists participants to gain entry level digital skills, pre-employment /life skills including reading, writing, numeracy, problem solving, online & in person communication skills, virtual collaboration/teamwork skills, adaptability, creativity and innovation, all the essential skills based on the Skills for Success nine key subjects. The program is delivered in a hybrid module – ½ day virtual classes 3 days per week and an in-person training session offered once a week for a full day.

Your Responsibilities

  • Model and promote the Agency values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, integrityand inclusiveness.
  • Conduct initial client needs assessment to determine essential skills, transferable skills as well as skill level with virtual services, technological equipment needs and develop individual Service Plans
  • Arrange for loan of laptops and other devices, complete paperwork and provide one to one orientation to the equipment for each client so that they are ready to participate in virtual training.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of group workshops in a virtual environment as well as in-person to provide clients the essential skills needed in today’s world.
  • Create, monitor and revise client action plans based on agreed upon activities, schedule and results.
  • Meet clients 1-on-1 to assist in identifying barriers, access necessary and appropriate interventions and social supports to realize service plan.
  • Maintain in-house and government databases and case management files, client service statistics, and related documentation in a timely manner.

Your Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Social Sciences, Special Education or sufficient experience in a field related to Rehabilitation, Personnel or Career Development.
  • Previous experience in intake and assessment, case management, facilitation, and life skills coaching.

  • Previous experience working with persons with disabilities, barriers to employment or other at-risk populations

  • Skilled and comfortable with setting up clients with technology and expert at breaking down tasks and procedures to provide clarity using a virtual platform.

  • Clear criminal record check.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, Google platforms and reliable internet.

  • Required to have a valid class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal record check, including vulnerable sector check.

Why Join the Team

We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, as well as a company culture that values collaboration, innovation, inclusion, compassion, and integrity.

We provide an inclusive workplace with a highly engaged team that collaborates, supports, recognizes, and celebrates each others’ differences.

What Our Employees Have to Say

“I love my job and seeing how big of a difference we can make in people’s lives. I also am really thankful to have coworkers that genuinely care about one another and support each other.”

“Not only does EmployAbilities have good values, it demonstrates those values to clients and staff. It is the best environment that I have worked in, where my input is valued and all people are respected. EmployAbilities walks the talk.”

“I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do as a career. I love the fact I am helping change people’s lives one person at a time.”

“I love EmployAbilities, I’ve been here a long time because I still get excited when I tell people about EmployAbilities. I feel awesome about the work we do.”

How to Apply

Please submit your complete resume and cover letter as one document (in Word or PDF format) to: Jackie Nguy at In the subject line, indicate GroundWORKS – Athabasca.

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

EmployAbilities is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in our organizational practices. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

If you require accommodations at any time during the recruitment phase include that information in your application.

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