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



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

����� animation

���� 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

����� barriers

���� 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

����� and employers

���� 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

����� Service Canada

���� To ensure a high quality of customer service


Job Development


�� ��To develop employment opportunities and make direct placements

����� with employers

���� 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

����� current

���� 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

����� training

���� 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



Employment Details


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.


About QAS


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.



To Apply:�������


Drop off Resume by _August 16th to:

Quickdraw Animation Society (QAS)

#201 351-11^th Ave SW

Calgary, AB

T2R 0C7

Tel: (403) 261-5767

Fax: (403) 261-5644


Or email to:


[email protected]


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 5767Phone

(403) 261 5644Fax

[email protected]



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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