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Educator, Client Services, Cross-Functional Programs, Knowledge Enterprise, SCI Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 18, 2014

(Temporary Contract .6 FTE to March 31, 2015)

The Organization

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCI Ontario) has 69 years of collective expertise in the area of spinal cord injury, establishing the organization as a leader in its field.  SCI Ontario’s mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. SCI Ontario is a vibrant organization with 16 regional offices offering various programs and services including peer support, advocacy, community navigation, employment and attendant services. SCI Ontario values and recognizes the contributions of its employees and takes pride in supporting a personal work-life balance and being a workplace of choice.

Job Summary

As part of a dynamic Client Services team, the Educator is responsible for curriculum design including eLearning design for client and staff educational projects. These training materials will be part of the Knowledge Enterprise program grounded in our unique expertise in assisting people with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation. These training materials must rely on our unique expertise and lived experience, promote critical thinking and reflection, and reflect innovative design and content. The Educator will be based out of the provincial office and work 3 days per week to March 31, 2015. One day per week, the Educator will provide coverage in the Spinal Cord Connections Resource Centre.

Reporting to the Manager, Knowledge Enterprise, you will:

  • Design educational curriculum for staff and client audiences based on the vision of the Knowledge Enterprise program and evidence-based practice in adult education
  • Develop eLearning modules for clients and staff to extend the reach of our educational programming
  • Facilitate internal and external training as part of the Knowledge Enterprise team
  • Use a variety of media and methods in training to be offered online using Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter as well as other educational technology tools
  • Build professional competency in adult learning methods and approaches, including eLearning
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations in the Spinal Cord Connections Resource Centre (SCC) on an as-needed basis, including maintaining inventory and overseeing library loans and returns, and recommending improvements in programming and resources.
  • Complete quarterly and annual statistical reports to meet client services funding requirements
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Manager, Knowledge Enterprise

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related discipline (or currently in progress)   
  • Experience designing and implementing adult education programs
  • Experience using eLearning software and Learning Management Systems;  Instructional design expertise using eLearning platforms is preferred
  • Experience with Adobe Presenter and Adobe Connect is a definite asset
  • Strong knowledge of community services and health care/rehabilitation environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of spinal cord injury either through personal experience, professional experience or a combination of both
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work independently respecting professional boundaries in a team environment
  • Ability to collect, maintain and apply statistical information to improve service delivery in relevant areas
  • Excellent judgment, strong interpersonal and communication skills including knowledge of plain language principles
  • Proven computer proficiency working in an MS Office environment, and strong data base and IT skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement and customer service standards in education, information and referrals

Your experience in adult education and eLearning, demonstrated knowledge of spinal cord injury, and willingness to learn make you the ideal candidate for this position.

SCI Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.  While preference will be given to persons with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability (in accordance with sub-sections 14(1) and 24(1) (a) of the Ontario Human Rights Code and any requirements of the Accessibility For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, 2005), we encourage all interested individuals to apply. Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you would like to help grow our Knowledge Enterprise program please forward your resume in confidence by March 18, 2014 by 5:00 pm to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: [email protected].