Permanent Casual Vocational & Life Skills Instructors

Permanent Casual Vocational & Life Skills Instructors

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File No: OP-22-17
Date Posted: March 2, 2022.
Closing Date: March 9, 2022
Position: Permanent Casual Vocational & Life Skills Instructors 
Location: Crescent Centre/Skills Training Area
Hours of Work: No Minimum Guarantee-Call in hours for Mon-Fri 8am-4pm only
Wage: Hourly:  Start – $26.92    6 Months – $27.46     1 Year- $27.89

POSITION:   The Vocational and Life Skills Instructor is responsible for the day to day development and implementation of vocational, non-vocational or basic life skills programs and the support and monitoring of physically and developmentally challenged clients involved with Community Services.

Ongwanada offers defined benefit pension (HOOPP), a competitive benefit plan or paid in-lieu of benefits for casual and part-time employees


  • Assessing/making recommendations to the suitability for vocational/non-vocational/life skills program placement by interviewing persons served to determine education, work experience, specific skills, interests, strengths and barriers;
  • Assisting in designing Behaviour Support Plans and developing and implementing program curriculum and activity objectives for caseloads and providing assessments for Support Plans;
  • Facilitating training of non-vocational, vocational, social, and life skills necessary for vocational/non-vocational advancement in community placements;
  • Monitoring the progress of persons served during vocational/non-vocational training placements, providing vocational/non-vocational training and support, dealing with problems of attendance, performance, behaviour which could include crisis intervention;
  • Perform other general duties as assigned

For the complete position description please contact Human Resources.


  • Graduate of a Community College or University in a related field, i.e. Developmental Service Worker (DSW), Behavioral Science Technologist (BST.), BA Psychology, Registered Nurse
  • Current certificates in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
  • Successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized pharmacology course
  • A valid class G driving license with full driving privilege, and successful completion of an Ongwanada recognized Defensive Driving Course
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, good oral and written communication skills combined with sound judgment
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job

Les candidats bilingues sont fortement encouragés à soumettre leur candidature.

 Please note consideration will be given to internal bargaining unit members before proceeding with external applicants.

 Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume quoting file number by the noted closing date to:

Human Resources Generalist Human Resources
191 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, ON    K7M 8A6
Fax (613) 548-8135  Email:


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