Job Coach – Skilled Trades

Full Time Permanent @Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
  • Post Date : June 1, 2023
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  • Job ID 24447

Job Description


Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training is a non-profit organization, established as G.T.A.M.B. in 1991, our main objective is to provide employment and training services to the Aboriginal community in the Greater Toronto area.

Job Coach – Skilled Trades

The Job Coach is responsible for engaging, advocacy and to encourage the Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship students. The position will be the point of contact between the educational facility and Miziwe Biik.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as a point of contact for professors, tutors, parole officers and professionals within the context of the Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Department as Job Coach,
  • Work with students that have addictions and as a referral to the appropriate professional services
  • Assist clients with the attaining resources that fit their needs including the provision of financial assistance when required (Band Funding, Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, Employment Insurance)
  • Aid in the set up of positive networks within and out of the Aboriginal community and help connect students to events that create inclusion into the new setting
  • Track progress of students and make suggestions to services the student is receiving
  • Follow up on absences and make recommendations
  • Update students files as needed
  • Receive attendance sheets and submit to Manager
  • Provide first contact counseling and connect students to professionals for further counseling
  • Mentor, motivate and use effective methods to strengthen confidence and resilience.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs.


  • Knowledge of the Aboriginal community,
  • Knowledge of addictions and resources in the community
  • Experience with mentoring/counselling
  • Able to work under pressure on time restraints
  • Attentive to deadlines with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to recognize and solves problems in a timely manor
  • Understanding of the public sector and not for profit is an asset
  • Ability to work individually with team goals in mind
  • Confidentiality with client information with discretion based on court order or required by law
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

First Nation, Métis and Inuit applicants are encouraged to apply and asked to please self-identify on their cover letter.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Human Resources:

“Open Until Filled”

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

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