SIIT
  • 05-Sep-2018 to 26-Sep-2018 (CST)
  • Meadow Lake Career Centre
  • Meadow Lake, SK, CAN
  • Permanent, Full Time

Established in 1976 the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nation governed post-secondary institution. Recognized under provincial legislation, the Institute has been conferred authority to grant certificates and diplomas.  SIIT welcomes over 2400 students into our urban and community programs annually as well as serving over 6000 clients through our eight Career Centres across the province.  The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies is playing a significant role in Saskatchewan's economic future.  You can contribute to that success while building your career. 

The main goal of the SIIT Career Centre is to connect participants to jobs and careers in the construction and industrial trades. The Job Coach is responsible for working with clients to provide information and support in career planning, skills training, and employment or educational goals. The Job Coach is required to follow-up with clients and employers, and to collaborate with other departments within the Institute to ensure client success. A Job Coach is the link between employers and workers and supports both employers and new workers to develop long-term careers.

The position includes the following accountabilities:

  • Provide confidential one on one coaching and personal consultation for clients by discussing their aspirations and assisting them in creating short and long term career, or training goals; as well, as a comprehensive plan to reach those goals, including the development of employability skills
  • Assist clients to discover and overcome their personal barriers and set goals; provide advice, motivation, and direction to clients regarding employment and training that is aligned with their skill set and training or career plan
  • Monitor and evaluate progress of clients; assist SIIT clients as they transition into new work environments, as well as following up with clients to track successful placements
  • Assist with, and facilitate, information sharing sessions related to employability; interview preparedness, resume writing, basic work and business etiquette
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of training and other programming as requested
  • Refer clients to potential employers and/or training opportunities
  • Collect labor market information for clients regarding salaries, job openings, skill requirements and other vocational information
  • Develop and maintain relationships with employers in both private and public sectors and First Nations across the Province
  • Coordinate with existing and prospective industry and community partners to build relationships geared towards the creation of potential employment opportunities and/or work placements for SIIT clients
  • Identify employers' needs relating to the potential position(s) for client placement
  • Participate in community labour force development initiatives
  • Advocate for increased numbers/representative numbers of First Nations employees in the workforce; inform and educate employers about the benefits of hiring First Nations employees
  • Enter participant data and search participant information using required databases
  • Extensive knowledge of the functions, purposes and programs of SIIT
  • Create and maintain efficient and detailed electronic and paper file management processes

Required Competencies: Flexible & Adaptable; Effective Communication; Relationship Building; Results Oriented; Client Focus; Problem Solving; Teamwork; Partnering

Required Qualifications and Experience: Journeyperson certification in a trade is preferred. Experience in a similar role with mentoring and coaching experience is considered an asset. Consideration will be made for applicants with related post-secondary certification plus extensive work experience and knowledge in the trades or industrial sectors. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of First Nations cultures and organizations would be an asset. Incumbent must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation as travel is required.

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