Canadian Red Cross Job Opportunity: Site Manager (LTC)

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

Site Manager (LTC)

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. Come help and make a difference with the Canadian Red Cross. A unique experience within an organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in Canada and abroad and providing recognized training in health and safety. Your opportunity to be part of the solution with instant impact in the context of the current health crisis.

As a Site Manager, you will supervise a team of CRC General Support Aides in an assigned Long-Term Care (LTC) home. The Site Manager will be an on-site role and will oversee/direct the work of the team to ensure a safe and consistent service delivery plan, recognize and escalate issues, barriers, hardships and strategies for service improvement.  This role will be instrumental to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for the team in compliance with CRC protocols including incident reporting.

Anticipate hiring full-time 3-month term positions, with the possibility for extension, for LTC homes within Canada.

See the full job description and apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=62&rid=7338

If you are interested and would like assistance in applying for positions, please contact us today at services@workprep.ca or by coming into our Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre.

Canadian Red Cross Job Opportunity: Occupational Health and Safety Advisor

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

Occupational Health & Safety Advisor

Salary: Between $29/h and $36.25/h depending on the province

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. Come help and make a difference with the Canadian Red Cross. A unique experience within an organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in Canada and abroad and providing recognized training in health and safety. Your opportunity to be part of the solution with instant impact in the context of the current health crisis.

As an Occupational Health & Safety Advisor, you will be reporting to Director – Health and Safety. You will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Canadian Red Cross’s national health and safety vision and goals by supporting geographic and programmatic leaders and other specialist functions by implementing the CRC’s Occupational Health & Safety program.  You will be maintaining and monitoring compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety (“OHS”) legislation and regulation.

See the full job description and apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=62&rid=7337

If you are interested and would like assistance in applying for positions, please contact us today at services@workprep.ca or by coming into our Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre.

Canadian Red Cross Job Opportunity: Public Health Specialist

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

Public Health Specialist:

Salary: Between $33/h and $40/h depending on the province

If you are wondering how you could contribute to the collective effort to support local communities across Canada during these uncertain times, look no more.

Because the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is looking for Public Health experts to stay alert and be ready to travel on short notice across Canada for periods of several weeks in order to intervene in different domains (Epidemic Control, Public Health, IPC, Contact tracing, vaccination etc…). As a Public Health Advisor you would provide technical advice on Epidemic Prevention and Control (EPC) through infection, prevention and control measures and protocols, in order to provide a safe healthcare environment.

Given the nature of epidemic context, the intensity and types of activities may vary by rotation (preparedness, containment, mitigation phases) and demanding working conditions should be expected (physically and psychologically, notably for field positions). You may alternate between active response periods requesting long hours of work and the ability to work in a high risk, stressful and evolving situation, with limited resources and basic living conditions and non-active response period, supporting global health unit in planning work, training and quality assurance tools. Under the direction of the Team Leader you will work in collaboration with other CRC Partners, Emergency responders, staff, volunteers and local health abiding by all CRC Procedures and Protocols.

See the full job description and apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=62&rid=7062

If you are interested and would like assistance in applying for positions, please contact us today at services@workprep.ca or by coming into our Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre.

Canadian Red Cross Job Opportunity: Nurse, Testing and Vaccination, Health in Emergencies

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

Nurse, Testing and Vaccination, Health in Emergencies

Salary: Between $34/h and $51/h depending on the province

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) is seeking nurses and physicians, to join its emergency response operations in various locations across Canada. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the CRC has been called upon to support a broad range of activities in support of Federal, Provincial and Municipal partners. These include support to isolation centres, dedicated support to Indigenous populations, staffing in long-term care homes, health surge resources including field hospital capacities and expertise to support Epidemic Prevention Control (EPC) efforts in a variety of facilities.

Reporting to the Site Manager and under the technical leadership of the Global Health Unit, these clinical specialists will deploy to different clinical settings in their province and/or across Canada. These settings include working with the COVID-19 Testing Assistance Response Team (CTART), vaccination, hospital / clinical surge, support to quarantine/isolation sites, contact tracing, and epidemic control support to local health authorities. The role will include providing direct clinical care to patients. During periods of non-active response, these clinical specialists will engage in relevant learning and planning work such as development of Standard Operating Procedures, training, and quality assurance tools.

See the full job description and apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=62&rid=7207

If you are interested and would like assistance in applying for positions, please contact us today at services@workprep.ca or by coming into our Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre.

Canadian Red Cross Job Opportunity: Emergency Care Workers

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.

Emergency Care Workers

Salary: Between $20/h and $25/h depending on the province

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. Come help and make a difference with the Canadian Red Cross. A unique experience within an organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable people in Canada and abroad and providing recognized training in health and safety. Your opportunity to be part of the solution with instant impact in the context of the current health crisis.

As an Emergency Care Worker, you could be assigned to a wide variety of operations.  In this role, you may perform any of the following as per the assigned operation.  You will be provided with detailed role description and expectations with each assignment. Assignments may be in your local community, but willingness to travel within province or nationally will provide more opportunities to engage in operations.

See the full job description and apply here: https://tre.tbe.taleo.net/tre01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=62&rid=7407

If you are interested and would like assistance in applying for positions, please contact us today at services@workprep.ca or by coming into our Lorne and Evelyn Johnson Foundation Computer Resource Centre.

 

Join the Canadian Red Cross Team to help meet needs in COVID second wave.

Work Prep’s partner, The Canadian Red Cross is looking for individuals to join their teams to support Canadians as they continue to respond to COVID-19.  There are a variety of volunteer and paid positions available.

The Red Cross will use their experience and expertise to support and augment existing services where needed including testing, vaccinations, outbreak crisis management, long term care, contact tracing and more.

To help meet needs in COVID second wave, and to learn more about these roles and services, see a full list of roles and descriptions and submit an application, please visit redcross.ca. 

You can also find current postings on our job hut.

New Job Opportunity: CRC Facilitator

Work Prep is expanding our Digital Literacy services for Job Seekers and recruiting an additional Computer Resource Centre (CRC) Facilitator to deliver vocational services to self-directed job seekers in a public access environment.

If you are interested in joining our team, please see the job description below and apply today!

Job Purpose

The Computer Facilitator will work collaboratively to deliver vocational services that utilize digital technology to ensure that participants are able to gain the skills and experience to successfully participate in the labour market. They are responsible for career related assessment and counselling that assists in navigating the online job search, self-marketing tools and career decision-making. Other service areas include the development and delivery of group programming, building skills and readiness across the employability dimensions and facilitating referrals to training programs, employment and educational opportunities and community resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational:
• Commitment to work in a culture of change with a willingness to improve.
• Work with all team members to achieve organizational mission, vision, mandate and strategic priorities.
• Actively participate in organizational strategic visioning and planning.
• Actively participate in organizational activities including community involvement, volunteering and/or resource development.
• Represent and promote the organization in the community through community and employer partnerships, and participation in
stakeholder meetings and working groups.
• Utilizing program experience, knowledge and evaluation, identify gaps in service and present ideas for organizational growth to
Program Manager.

Financial:
• Identify and work with Administrative Coordinator to order supplies needed for Computer Resource Centre, within available financial
resources.
• Identify individual intervention needs for CRC clients who require financial support, within available resources and processes.
• Understand and complete all financial documentation that support both participant and professional expenditures in a timely manner.

Professional Development:
• Work with Team Lead to identify, understand and monitor expectations, and strategies for successful outcomes.
• Actively participate in organizational professional development opportunities and evaluations.
• Stay current in organizational core modalities, practicing and integrating them into service delivery and team communication and
support.

Customer Service
• Speaking Skills: Steer conversations toward a positive outcome with the use of positive language. Stays positive and turns
problems into solutions to build quality service experiences.
• Empathy: Approaches each person with the goal of understanding their emotions and point of view.
• Adaptability: Works directly in the public and requires the mental flexibility to respond to a variety of situations in a way
that fits for each individual.
• Communication: Is approachable, professional and upbeat. Is clear, confident and practices active listening using reflections
and reframing to gain understanding and demonstrate empathy.
• Attentiveness: Is fully present and respectful. Maintains eye contact, speaks clearly, greets every individual and does a post
check-in at the end of each interaction. Offers compelling information that leads to conversations and additional services.
• Self-Control: Remains calm, patient, positive and professional.
• Takes Responsibility: Strives to resolve the issue in a single interaction by taking responsibility for how the solution occurs.
• Time Management: Is attentive to the ebbs and flows of working in the public. Is organized and prepared to manage the
priorities, regular requests and the unexpected.

Vocational Counselling
• Create and maintain a positive public space for all individuals accessing services.
• In collaboration with the Team Lead manage the computers, supplies and tools (electronic and hard copy) required to deliver
services in the CRC including but not limited both to: job board, tools and templates, digital shortcuts and links.
• Provide client centered vocational services in a client-directed and priority brief assist format, which support client
acquisition of self-marketing tools, understanding of job search navigation, and an understanding of labour market information.
• Research, understand and maintain knowledge of best practices in self marketing tools, job search navigation and labour market
needs.
• Research, understand and maintain knowledge of community resources and other support services available to participants from
community partners and other agencies.
• Work collaboratively with fellow team members to coordinate access to, and deliver interventions identified in participant
action plan.

Group Facilitation:
• Develop and deliver workshops and programs for adult learners related to computer skill development and use of digital
technology for career and employment pursuits.
• Work collaboratively with fellow team members to coordinate access to group interventions identified in individual action plans.
• Create a safe, interactive learning environment inside and outside the classroom.

General Reception and Client Services
• Cover telephone and reception duties when necessary, ensuring a welcoming environment that reflects the RWPC mission, vision,
principles and values.
• Understand RWPC services to ensure seamless transfer of clients.

Reporting and Evaluation:
• Ensure the effective, efficient and confidential collection, processing and reporting of quality program and case files, reports
and information requirements.
• Prepare for, and participate in regular activity monitors and evaluations with Program Manager.
• Work with team and Program Manager to evaluate the provision of programs and services for the purpose of learning, growth and
development of yourself, your team, the program and the organization.
• Understand and abide by organizational and governmental security regulations and protocols.

Areas of specialization/expertise
Each individual staff member will collaborate with Team Lead to identify areas of leadership, specialization and expertise within their own and others roles.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

• Knowledge of adult education concepts and the ability to facilitate learning in a public space
• Knowledge of employability skills material and facilitation techniques.
• Knowledge of employment and educational programs
• Knowledge of career counselling theory and practice
• Knowledge of regional, provincial and global labour market needs and trends including the Future of Work.
• Ability to develop supportive working relationships with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds
• Ability to plan, organize and research
• Able to work effectively within a team environment
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Proficiency in the use of digital technology:
– Microsoft Office Suite
– Databases
– E-mail
– Internet
– Social Media platforms for navigating the online job search

Education

• Post secondary degree or certificate.
• Reality Therapy Certified or a commitment to pursue Certification.
• Motivation Interviewing and Stages of Change Training or a commitment to pursue.

Preferred:
• Customer Service training
• Conflict Resolution and Management training.
• Mental Health First Aid
• Service Best training

Experience

• Minimum two years related experience in career counselling and/or group facilitation, particularly in the human service sector
and in community based organizations
• Experience working with clients from various cultural, economic and social backgrounds
• A combination of education and experience may be accepted.

Reporting to: Team Lead
Compensation:
• $47,497 annually
• Employer contribution to RRSP
• Extended health and dental benefits, Life, AD&D and Disability Insurance after 6 months.
• Scheduled day off every 3 weeks.

We are an equal opportunity employer with Human Resource practices that support the recruitment, hiring and retention of a diversified workforce.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Lisa Boryski, Executive Assistant
lboryski@workprep.ca
Applications will only be accepted until 4:30 p.m. January 18, 2020.

Answer: Mining Machine Operator 🚜

Yesterday we asked what is the most important soft skill employers consider when hiring for Equipment Operators? The answer:
-Attention to detail!
 
Heavy equipment operators use this equipment in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings and other structures. Also in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work.
 
All of these different duties come back to attention to detail. The single most important soft skill for operating such large pieces of machinery and in possible higher risk job sites.
 
You can come to Regina Work Prep Centre to try your hand at running rather large mining machine. Luckily it can be done safely in an office using the power of virtual reality technology. Here’s a sneak peak of what you will see in this fly by video. Check it out!
 

Answer: Robotic Welder Operator Education

Yesterday we asked the question about your best guess to what kind of education it would take to be hired in this type of career. Or more specifically Machine Operators in general.
 
The answer is simple. Some secondary school education is usually required. Employers typically want to see educational proof that you are indeed trainable.
 
On-the-job training is provided since each one of these positions is so unique.
 
If you plan to move on to an Inspectors position, it may require experience as an assembler in the same company.
 
Here’s a video that has a sneak peak of the Robotics Welder Operator environment inside the VR! Which you can try at Regina Work Prep Centre.
 

Answer: In demand soft skills as a Pipefitter

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. The three most in demand soft skills for this position are:
-Attention to detail
-Team player
-Effective interpersonal skills
 
Attention to detail is of the utmost importance in a position like this. A step being missed, even if it appears to be small, could cause equipment failure or harm to workers.
 
Team player is important since almost all types of pipe fitting work is done in close communication with other workers. Using a crane to raise/lower piping, bolt up configurations, proper installations, all require an effective and well communicating team to do the job safely and efficiently.
 
Effective interpersonal skills. Which is again effective communication with your coworkers and getting along well on a team. In this line of work, it’s needed on a daily basis for nearly every type of work you encounter on the job.
 
If you are interested in this type of work or even just trying it out, we offer a demo of this career through our VR program at Regina Work Prep Centre. Check out this fly by video for a sneak peak of what you will see in the headset!