Transition Facilitator

Deadline: Jan 03, 2018 by 4:30 PM CST
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Commitment: Full Time

The Transition Facilitator will be responsible for providing support and assistance to young adults ages 16-24 with development disabilities. The Transition Facilitator will help increase and strengthen the young adult’s involvement with their community.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12 or equivalent and a post-secondary certificate or training in any social services field;
  • 2 years’ experience working with transitional youth and youth with developmental disabilities
  • Computer literate, working experience with Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Ability to speak one of the First Nations dialects in the Sioux Lookout Zone will be an asset
  • Ability to work with confidential client and organization information in a responsible manner
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Knowledge of the people, culture and health priorities of the First Nations communities in the Sioux Lookout Zone

Responsibilities

  • Facilitates a self-directed planning process
  • Assessment of Individual/family needs
  • Skill development to support enhanced competency in home, work , social activities
  • Assist with job opportunities, social and recreational activities
  • Exposure to community experience
  • Coordinate and facilitate to increase experience with community
  • Research and review other existing similar programs
  • Finalize the referral system for intake and service
  • Establish and maintain a filing system for client records
  • Establish and maintain the resource material
  • Establish working relationships and linkages with other agencies
  • Develop and maintain the promotional requirements of the program
  • Develop an appropriate program that is culturally relevant and meets the needs of the participants in the remote community setting
  • Accept referrals that identify participants for support and assistance
  • Conduct community visits and assess participants in their home setting
  • Conduct an in-depth needs assessment for each participant
  • Facilitate a person centered planning process with each participant
  • Facilitate and coordinate the skill development that will support the competency in home, work and social activities for each participant
  • Assist participants to pursue further education, job opportunities, social and recreational activities
  • Provide opportunities or community experiences
  • Meet and work with community resource workers
  • Provide advisory and advocacy services as required
  • Provide assistance when required and any other duties assigned