BUILD IS SEEKING A SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
BUILD is an award-winning social enterprise and training program that employs individuals with multiple
employment barriers, preparing them for long-term meaningful careers in the trades. As an Indigenous
non-profit organization, BUILD provides an innovative approach to social change.
The Skills Instructor provides hands-on tool and safety training for BUILD Trainees in the BUILD
classroom and training workshop. Trainees are individuals with multiple barriers to employment, and
are provided with entry-level trades-based training, essential skills, vocational skills and job preparation
POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Skills Instructor operates under the direction of the Training Manager, and in collaboration with
Training Department staff, and is responsible for:
- Preparing and delivering skills-based curriculum to trainees.
- Participating in information sessions for potential trainees when requested
- Communicating essential information with Executive Director, Training Department staff, Social Enterprise Team, and Finance on program delivery, development, and discrepancies.
- Performing other duties consistent with this job description and BUILD’s personnel policies, standards and procedures.
- Designing and leading skill-building instructional experiences alone or as part of a team
- Curriculum is designed and delivered by a team and includes at minimum: essentials skills, math, measurement, workplace behaviours, hand and power tool safety, framing, drywalling, mudding, taping and painting.
- Maintaining training shop, tools, and learning materials
- Assisting in case management meetings
- Tracking and assessing trainee learning progress
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum 5 years working in a trades environment
- Minimum 2 years teaching, training or coaching experience. Adult Education Certificate or
- Bachelor of Education is an asset.
- An understanding of how adults learn and how to cause growth in adult learners
- Ability to mentor and facilitate a supportive classroom environment.
- Experience working with people with multiple barriers to employment, or marginalized
- Superior interpersonal communication skills, and ability to work either independently, or as part
- of a team.
- Emotional self-awareness and self-care habits to work in a healthy way with survivors of trauma,
- including an understanding of your own journey
- Awareness of Indigenous cultural practices and willingness to participate in Truth and
- Reconciliation in the workplace
- Experience in a supportive and mentorship environment
- Computer skills in a Microsoft Office environment.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
- Willing to obtain a child abuse registry check.