Job Posting

Skills Training for Trauma Survivors Program Facilitator

Employer Name: 
The Skills Centre
Job Location: 
Grand Forks, BC

The Skills Centre is looking for a Facilitator for the Skills Training for Trauma Survivors program for men in Grand Forks.  This is a contract position.

The contractor will facilitate one group session per year in collaboration with the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre.  Each session will consist of 32 hours per week for eight (8) weeks; the session will run from January 6 to February 28.  The Skills Training for Trauma Survivors program is a pre-employment program for men with past abuse issues (survivors of trauma and abuse).

This position offers a competitive financial contract.  The successful candidate will be an independent contractor.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Skills Centre Programs Manager, the main duties are:

  • To strengthen the capacity of survivors of abuse and trauma to become more independent through labour market and community attachments.
  • To plan, develop, organize and deliver the program in consultation with The Skills Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promote the program; recruit and screen applicants for groups.
  • Develop an appropriate life skills curriculum, designing appropriate educational and supportive activities.  Assessment of group effectiveness.
  • Provide applicants with critical resource information (i.e. childcare and transportation options) that support their ability to attend groups.
  • Provide support and referrals to appropriate community programs as needed for dealing with ongoing issues and / or issues arising from program content or discussions.
  • Perform administrative duties, statistical reporting, budget planning, purchasing.

 Qualifications and Education

  • Degree in human services field or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Adult education or group facilitation experience.
  • Experience working with people who have experienced trauma an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the impact of historical abuse, sexual assault, family violence, and PTSD.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good interviewing and assessment skills.
  • Knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques.
  • Ability to tailor educational material to the collective and individual needs of a group.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Ability to maintain and model excellent boundaries and address boundary issues when identified.        

Note:  All positions at The Skills Centre are subject to satisfactory clearance results of a criminal record check.


Posting Will Expire: 
Monday, December 9, 2019
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Jaime Malcolm - Programs Manager, at

Closing date is Monday, December 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm. 

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