Essential Skills Coach-WorkBC

Douglas College
August 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Essential Skills Coach-WorkBC

Posting Number 01976SA Location See Work Arrangements Grade or Pay Level - Salary Range TBD Position Type Training Group Contract Employment Posting Type External Regular/Temporary Contract Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Training Group Start Date 09/01/2023 End Date 08/31/2024 Day of the Week Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays Shift Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday shift Work Arrangements

This is a full-time position 40 hours per week, based at both our Maple Ridge and Langley WorkBC offices.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The Essential Skills Coach will deliver online and in person essential and foundational skills instruction to participants of the WorkBC program to assess and develop their essential skills in preparation for further education and training or occupation specific employment.



  • Invigilate and interpret essential skills assessments (500 point IALS scale)
  • Curriculum: Adapt existing Essential Skills materials into a curriculum appropriate for the delivery of a 40 hour program for WorkBC Clients.

    Instruction/Facilitation: Facilitate learning to build essential and foundational skills and incorporate authentic documents to assist participants to:

  • Prepare for technical training using Blackboard
  • Understand occupation specific language
  • Facilitate individual and group based skills development (reading, numeracy, writing, digital, problem solving, communications, social- emotional skills – adaptability, collaboration, creativity and innovation)
  • Develop the skills needed for success at work (time management, organizational skills, team work)
  • Evaluate learners at regular intervals and provide feedback;

  • Individual Coaching:

  • Support individual learners to develop the skills needed for success in training and occupation specific employment;
  • Meet with clients to debrief ES assessments, conduct informal assessment and develop customized individual learning plans as needed;
  • Assign self-directed learning modules and monitor progress;
  • Monitor client progress and adjust individual learning plans when needed.
  • Administration:

  • Maintain participant progress records adhering to privacy requirements;
  • Participate in team meetings;
  • Complete reports and paperwork as required;
  • Contribute to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
  • Miscellaneous duties as required.

    To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Education) and minimum 2 years' experience delivering instruction to low skilled adult learners or equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
  • Knowledge of construct approach to learning (ESPT Certificate an asset);
  • Familiarity with the Skills for Success Model formally Essential & Employability Skills resources and tools an asset;
  • Demonstrated instructional experience with multi barriered learners;
  • Proficient with online learning tools, Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, Zoom & Blackboard an asset;
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal records check. A criminal record will not automatically result in your application for employment being denied.
  • Ability to:

  • conduct learning assessments and develop customized learning plans with multi-barriered adult learners;
  • amend materials to meet unique client needs;
  • work with groups of individuals with diverse learning needs;
  • complete and maintain confidential client files on daily, weekly and monthly basis;
  • use interpersonal skills to problem solve and deal with difficult situations;
  • create and maintain a professional workplace environment for learners;
  • demonstrate adaptability and flexibility in day-to-day tasks;
  • work independently and require little supervision.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

    Needs a Criminal Records Check Yes

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 08/18/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents online on the Douglas College Career Site www.

    Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.

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    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
  • Current employee
  • Former employee
  • Current student
  • Former student
  • None of the above
  • If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
  • Yes
  • No
  • If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Applicable
  • If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
  • Yes, I confirm
  • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  • How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
  • Douglas College Careers Site
  • LinkedIn
  • Indeed
  • Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Personal Referral
  • Agency Referral
  • Professional Association Website
  • Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
  • Douglas College CareerHUB
  • Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
  • Other
  • Glassdoor
  • Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • References with Contact Information
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