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Community Inclusion Facilitator- (Sarnia)

Sarnia, ON

Job Type: Contract/Full-time, 

Location: Sarnia Career Centre

About Goodwill 

Goodwill Industries is a non-profit social enterprise that provides work opportunities, skills development, and employee and family strengthening for people who face barriers such as disability or social disadvantage. The aim is to advance individuals, families and communities toward economic self-sufficiency and prosperity.

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes, one of five regional Goodwills in Canada, serves communities across Ontario, and employs over 1200 people on a variety of social enterprise work platforms. The organization is positioned for accelerated growth and is aiming to create 900 new jobs over the next five years.

Community Inclusion Facilitator

To supervise all clients, regarding their Individual Program Plan, educational plan and employment goals.  This will include overseeing training, creating goals, facilitating life skills sessions and personal management and job coaching participants to success as required

Role and Responsibilities

  • Able to establish therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust
  • Promote community inclusion, independence and self-determinism for the individuals supported
  • A key function of the job is skills training and building community connections
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to work collaboratively within a team and with families
  • Ability to lead individuals through a process of self-evaluation and goal setting, assist with implementation of same
  • Demonstrated understanding of support requirements specific to individuals with developmental challenges
  • Ability to write clear, concise observations of behaviour
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Proven computer skills
  • Ability to use sound judgment and make independent decisions based on Policies & Procedures
  • A valid Ontario (G) Driver’s License
    • Current Police Vulnerable Sector Check
    • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certificate
    • CPI Certificate
    • Post-Secondary in a related field or equivalent
  • Schedule the hours, duties and vacation periods of clients in cooperation with the Sr. Employment Specialist
  • Monitors attendance and punctuality
  • Assists with the promotion of safety in the workplace, responsible for promotion of a safe workplace and understanding of the obligations set forth in the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and maintenance of confidentiality is always required
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required


  • Candidates require minimum DSW diploma and grade 12 education.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with people with disabilities and barriers to employment or candidates with a social service background.
  • An aptitude for working with people with disabilities and barriers to employment is required.  Proven skills include written and verbal communication, ability to work under pressure, sound practical judgment.
  • The incumbent must be cleared by a police reference check for “Working with Vulnerable Persons”.
  • The position can be stressful in dealing with the individual needs of each program participant. Environmental conditions may vary with respect to noise and scents, but all sites must follow mandated safety requirements. Appropriate dress attire as described in the Human Resources Policies and Procedures is required.

The Opportunity

  • Join an organization that is dedicated to helping people who face barriers to employment and committed to sustainability and reducing environmental impact
  • Be part of a non-profit, social enterprise that is positioned for accelerated growth
  • Continue developing your skills and expanding your network in a busy, challenging and creative working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work in an open environment with various work spaces and collaboration areas
  • Receive a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefit plan, including health, dental, and vision

Goodwill Industries is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and members feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

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