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 Senior Community Inclusion Facilitator (Sarnia/Chatham)

Sarnia/Chatham, ON
Senior Community Inclusion Facilitator

Goodwill is hiring, join our growing organization today! We are looking for people just like YOU!

The Senior Community Inclusion Facilitator is responsible for implementing and supervising the effective delivery of individual planning services for people accessing the Developmental Service day program, Connections. As the Senior Community Inclusion Facilitator, you will oversee and supervise the day-to-day programming for the Community Participation Program, as well as assisting in promoting Goodwill’s workforce development programs in the community. Goodwill Connections program offers person centered plans to identify and reach individual goals.

If you have a passion for making a difference in your community, helping people and the environment – come join Goodwill! We are a diverse and inclusive team dedicated to improving the lives of others through our mission of WORK.

We welcome all backgrounds, knowledge, abilities, and perspectives. No experience is needed as we will help train, coach, and support your path of success. We welcome newcomers to the region to apply.   Grow your career, skills and reach your full potential.

During the recruitment process, accommodation is available upon request.

About Us 

Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes is a leading non-profit organization committed to changing lives and communities through the power of WORK. Ready to work or not, a job at Goodwill is a path to work readiness. Our organization strives to create a workplace which is welcoming and respectful to all where every employee and member feels valued and supported.   Diversity, equity, accessibility and preserving the environment are important to us.  Building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve is our goal.

Changing Lives and communities through the power of WORK.

Everyone working and thriving in sustainable communities.

Inclusion: Embracing all people equally

Compassion: Serving with heart

Aspiring Workforce: Together changing lives through the power of WORK

Respect: Embracing diversity, upholding all people with dignity and trust

Empathy: Ability to walk in each other’s shoes

Why You Will Love Goodwill

We have an amazing team and workplace:

  • Diverse, inclusive, and dynamic culture. Employer of choice across Southwestern Ontario who meets the Federal Government’s 50/30 challenge for diversity in leadership.
  • Commitment to accessibility and mobility (various walking devices and wheelchair accessible work locations).
  • Mission-driven organization committed to the Power of Work.
  • Environmentally committed to meeting our goal of zero waste on planet earth.
  • Respectful, fun, and supportive team and leadership.
  • Accredited through CARF International.

Competitive Compensation Package includes:

  • Benefits (dental/health) available for full-time and some part-time positions (based on hours worked).
  • Registered Pension Plan opportunity for various roles.
  • Special employee sale days and discounts.

Exciting career training and coaching:

  • Equitable access to skills training & coaching, scholarships, and educational credentials.

Supportive Life and Work Opportunities:

  • Individual personal and professional development support with Life Coach & Employee Assistance Program.
  • Work-life balance with scheduling flexibility.

What You Will Do  

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation and planning of the Goodwill Community Participations Support Program. (CPSP, also known as Goodwill Connections). Supervise and guide front line staff for CPSP. Provide Case Management and all communication to participants and families. Complete program planning for clients as well as directly supervise, coach, and counsel participants.
  • Coordinate the intake process of all new CPSP participants and will be liaison for outside agencies and partners. Report vacancies to DSO and fills vacancies as per DSO and MCCSS guidelines.
  • Liaise, as required, with other professionals in the community who are directly involved with clients’ programs.
  • Contribute to required reports to provincial ministries. Submit a monthly written summary of unit activities to the Workforce Development Manager.
  • Counsel clients in assessment and work adjustment training programs.
  • Maintain complete and accurate client records in keeping with legislated and professional standards.
  • Develop and maintain community ties and partnerships in order to expand potential referral sources for clients.
  • Work closely with the Health and Safety Committee on issues relating to the security of persons and property.
  • Keep up to date on trends in the workforce development field and developmental services field, through reading current materials, attending approved seminars and maintaining frequent contact with other practitioners engaged in similar work.
  • Represent Goodwill Industries at community committees and special presentations.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as required.

What We Are Looking For

  • Enthusiasm: excited to work with other people and teams.
  • Flexibility: able to work at various times, including days, evenings, and weekends.
  • Communication: effectively speaking with and listening to team members and customers to create a positive workplace.
  • Problem-solving: finding solutions to problems, being accurate, and using simple math such as counting, adding and subtraction.
  • Diploma or degree in related field (Human  Resources, Counselling, Social Services, Psychology, DSW) or demonstrated success in previous work history.
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in human services and practical knowledge of employment assessment tools.
  • Professional development in social services, life skills, coaching or employment.
  • Successful experience in a target/outcomes based role.
  • Acceptable criminal reference check.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
Goodwill Industries OGL thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

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