Published: April 20, 2017
Job Type
Employment Services
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Friday, May 12th, 2017
Position Type


ORDER DATE..................................:      April 20, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      JOB COACH/WORKSHOP FACILITATOR


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        TERM, FULL-TIME, 30 HOURS/WEEK

An employment and training centre that specializes in assisting people with mental health and learning issues is seeking a Job Coach/Workshop Facilitator. Staff support clients in identifying, obtaining and maintaining employment through provision of comprehensive assessment, employment and support services.

Referral Sources are primarily through professional Vocational Counselors within the provincial department of Family Services, Community Mental Health Workers from the Winnipeg and Interlake Regional Health Authorities, and self-referrals.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director and under general supervision, the Job Coach is an individual that helps people with career development, professional goals and long-term workplace success strategies. The Job Coach delivers a variety of workshops specializing in job search skills and vocational goal setting. The Job Coach assists people with mental health, emotional or learning issues to identify, obtain and maintain employment.

As a team; the Job Coach and Employment Training Specialists collaborate and share information on individuals through a case management and service coordination process, and manage a range of sensitive relationships with client advocates, referring professionals, service providers, and employers.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

As the organization’s Job Coach, you will provide a series of existing workshops and create additional workshops which will continue to be relevant and address both the wellness and employment needs of the organization’s client base.  This will be done in consultation with staff and the Executive Director.

Additionally, you will explore, develop, and facilitate one or two `Mental Health Education and Training` workshops targeting employers that address issues such as Workplace Accommodation, Reducing Stigma, Supporting a Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplace, Assisting Workers with Mental Health Issues etc.

You will ensure participant attendance and engagement levels are recorded in ‘Progress Notes’

Skills Required

The main goal of the Job Coach is to draw out knowledge and insight from participants. As a Job Coach, you will use different skills, tools, exercises and natural abilities to keep group discussions moving smoothly.

  • Delivering effective, interactive workshops that result in participants clearly defining a sense of purpose and learning how to activate it in their daily life
  • Facilitating purpose workshops with goals of improving individual's well-being
  • Use some of the provided materials to ensure consistent delivery and participant experience
  • Provide input on program revisions and improvements
  • Collect participant evaluations after each workshop
  • Model a life committed to improving well-being
  • Able to articulate own life purpose and how life story demonstrates living out that purpose
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills exhibited by the ability to effectively and efficiently present information
  • Enthusiastic about engaging and inspiring individuals to discover their purpose
  • Have the ability and willingness to interject personal stories and experiences into workshop dialogue and elicit stories and experiences from others
  • Good listening and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and ability to use questioning as a means to encourage discovery within individuals
  • Highly organized individual that can manage and engage audiences
  • Ability to make sure that everyone has a chance to have their ideas and feelings expressed
  • Ability to keep the discussion moving in a direction that produces a product without rushing the group
  • Ability to maintain a safe and respectful group environment where the group has taken ownership of what safety and respect mean to them
  • Understanding of the local labour market and labour market issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of the target population served
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a professional team
  • Competence with computers, including word processing, email, and internet
  • Participates in staff meetings


  • Interpersonal Skills: Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; makes people feel important and valued; analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Action Oriented: Can be counted on to get things done; energetic, with a bias for action; makes good decisions in a timely manner; assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Communications: Very strong comprehension of the English Language. Able to speak and write clearly; able to get the desired message across to a variety of audiences; team building skills
  • Client focused: Dedicated to meeting the expectations of clients; genuinely cares about people; enjoys interacting directly with clients to determine their needs; anticipate, understand and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
  • Process Management: Knows how to organize people and activities to achieve goals; knows what to measure and how to measure it; effectively sets priorities and removes roadblocks; creates focus; decision making ability; determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans and evaluate the process and results
  • Sensitivity to Diversity: Deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages and both sexes; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all
  • Behaves Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of others are consistent with these standards and align with the values of the organization; Honest; Trustworthy
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization; Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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