Skill Development Coach

Skills Development Coach

Job Information: 

Location: Fort McMurray Region (remote work from home)

Part Time/Full Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Temporary 6 months with a possibility of an extension

Hours of Work: 35 hours/ week

Salary Range: $43,000 – $46,000

Deadline for Submission: October 27, 2022

EmployAbilities is currently filling a temporary 6 months position for an exciting project called GroundWORKS.

We are hiring 1 person to cover the Wood Buffalo region that includes Fort McMurray. This project is being offered throughout the Rural Northern Zone area in the communities of High Level, Fort McMurray, Peace River, High Prairie, Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, Grande Cache, Jasper, Hinton, Edson, Whitecourt, Barrhead, Westlock, Athabasca, Lac La Biche, St. Paul, Bonnyville, Cold Lake, and Vegreville and surrounding areas.

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 will be delivered virtually to clients from a home based office, but will require traveling around the different communities.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Model and promote the Agency values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, integrity and inclusiveness.
  •  Conduct initial client needs assessment to determine essential skills, transferable skills aswell as skill level with virtual services, technological equipment needs and develop individual Service Plans
  •  Arrange for loan of laptops, other devices, installation of internet services, complete paperwork and provide one to one orientation to the equipment for each client so they are ready to participate in virtual training.
  • Prepare and deliver a variety of daily group workshops and weekly one on one meetin in a virtual environment 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.
  • Assist clients in accessing 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 to: Jackie Nguy at In the subject line, indicate GroundWORKS Skills Development Coach.

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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