Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) seeks a qualified person for the
position of Team Leader: Employment & Life-Skills Counsellor for our
upcoming program: The Youth Animation Project.
Team Leader: Employment & Life-Skills Counsellor
DEADLINE: AUGUST 16, 2021
About the Project:
The Youth Animation Project is a program for community action through
animation involving 12 youth participants between the ages of 15 and 30.
Youth work as a team to create animations on issues related to Youth and the Environment, and receive training in life- and employability-skills.
QAS' 2006 program welcomes all youth, including immigrant youth,
Aboriginal youth, street-involved youth and others who face barriers to
About the Position:
This position is responsible for the delivery of employment preparation
to youth in the program:
To provide intake, assessment, case management, group and
individual employment counselling, information and referral and
other related services.
To build relationships and develop employment opportunities with
employers to ensure participants employment goals are met.
Management, Assessment & Development
To manage and lead a team of three in the development of a
successful life skills/employability program, centred around
To case-manage 12 youth facing barriers to employment
To counsel youth in relation to life-skills and life issues
To assess participant skills and abilities, employment interest
and barriers to successful employment to determine employment
needs and develop a plan of action to successfully address those
To clarify employment, training or career goals by exploring the
local labour market, education and training
opportunities/resources, including apprenticeship opportunities
To provide information on the local labour market, careers and
occupations (including self-employment) and employment preparation techniques
To assist participants in obtaining the skills necessary to be
successful in their self-directed job search
To build beneficial relationships with community partners to
ensure intake and referrals targets are met
To follow-up with clients, community partners, referring agencies
To conduct regular group workshops in all areas of job search
including, but not limited to labour market information, resumes,
cover letters, job search techniques, interview techniques, etc.
To adhere to and maintain outcomes target as set by QAS and
To ensure a high quality of customer service
To develop employment opportunities and make direct placements
To market hard-to-serve participants to employers in an area to
commensurate with the participants' skills, interests and abilities
To conduct follow up (employment, return to school, further
training), and ensure positive outcomes
To assist in the maintenance of a job order bank, keeping orders
To assist in the production of reports on the profile of clients
placed, number of jobs developed, status of placements, etc.
To achieve required service outcomes in employment, education and
To conduct evaluations with employers and participants with a view
to improving customer service
University Degree (preferably in Social Work or related field) and
experience in counselling, job development and group facilitation
Experience in using assessment tools to assess clients is essential
Proven track record in meeting targets
Familiarity with the Calgary business sector
Knowledge and understanding of the target group, labour market
information and resources in Calgary for youth job seekers
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Group leadership/curriculum/program development skills
Ability to relate to socially and economically disadvantaged youth
Interest/experience in visual or media art is an asset
The position of Team Leader: Employment & Life Skills Counsellor pays
$25.00hour, working 37.5 hours per week, and runs from August 21 to
December 22, 2006. The position may be renewed for a second term.
Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS) is an artist-run centre focusing on
the production, education and appreciation of independent animation. We
offer film and digital production facilities, a library, courses,
workshops, a newsletter and GIRAF: an annual festival of experimental
animation. See www.awn.com/qas for further details.
Drop off Resume by _August 16th to:
Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS)
#201 351-11^th Ave SW
Tel: (403) 261-5767
Fax: (403) 261-5644
Or email to:
QAS is celebrating 22 years as a non-profit society dedicated to the art of independent animation.
Quickdraw Animation Society
#201, 351- 11 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 0C7
(403) 261 5767 Phone
(403) 261 5644 Fax
QAS gratefully acknowledges the support of:
The Canada Council for the Arts,
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts,
The Calgary Region Arts Foundation,
The National Film Board of Canada,
and the volunteer efforts of our most excellent Members.
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