Facilitator - Cannabis Production Worker Program - The Career Foundation

Mar 23, 2021
Hamilton, Ontario

Position Type: Full-time Temporary Contract

Duration of Contract: 4-5 weeks between March 22 – April 23, 2021 (possibility of extension)

Number of Positions: 1 In-person Instructor and/or virtual Online Instructor

Location(s): Remote for virtual instructor; Hamilton and/or London, ON for in-person instructor
Experience: 2-5 years in the Cannabis industry and/or teaching and training in a related field

Reporting to: Cannabis Skills Advance Ontario (SAO) Program Coordinator

Start date: Between March 22nd, 2021 and March 29th, 2021

Rate of Pay: $80/hr. for virtual Instructor; $100/hr. for in-person Instructor

Application Deadline: February 26th, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

The Instructor will be involved in an industry-based training program that provides entry-level Cannabis Production training to 24 individuals, who need support to enter the field. You will report to the Cannabis Production Worker Training & Recruitment Program Coordinator and work with The Career Foundation’s SAO Program Manager as needed. This technical training will enable participants to work productively, safely, and efficiently in accordance with Cannabis Production regulations. As an Instructor, you have the experience, expertise, and ability to effectively instruct in the Cannabis industry in Ontario. You will be responsible for delivering provided curriculum, coordinating engaging daily lessons, evaluating student progress, recording, and maintaining program inventory, and maintaining program documentation. The successful applicant will possess a combination of formal training, teaching experience and work experience within the Cannabis industry.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Oversee students including daily activities.
  • Provide effective instruction and comply with curriculum.
  • Create and submit daily lesson plans (wages include 2 hours per day to create daily lesson plans – these must be submitted on a bi-weekly basis).
  • Effectively communicate learning objectives, measure learning outcomes, and conduct competency testing.
  • Keep accurate records of student achievement and attendance and maintain structure and respect in an educational setting.
  • Provide support and coaching to students and staff, and work with all internal and external program partners.
  • Provide updates and report concerns to the Cannabis Program Coordinator as requested and work in partnership with The Career Foundation’s Program Manager to discuss student issues etc.
  • Represent program as a subject matter expert for students, staff, partners, and Program Advisory Committee.
  • Stay abreast of vocational and industry trends, employer requirements and new classroom instruction and techniques.
  • Inspect all training equipment and tools daily to ensure safety.
  • Store and maintain records of inventory; provide maintenance to equipment as needed.
  • Oversee training site facilities and maintain relationships with facility host organization.
  • Identify potential hazards in the workplace and mitigate potential hazards.
  • Promote the program and its mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Participate in the Cannabis Production Worker Training Program graduation ceremony (date to be determined).
  • Mark assignments and tests; signing off skill competencies; providing feedback to students.
  • Coordinate guest speakers and/or field trips if permitted.

Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience and/ or training in the Cannabis Production industry.
  • Experience working within a licensed cannabis production environment is mandatory.
  • Hold relevant industry certifications/qualifications.
  • Successful completion of relevant education and training in Cannabis/ Horticulture industry.
  • G license and access to personal vehicle required.
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, WSIB, Rules and Regulations, etc.
  • Use of personal vehicle, computers, internet, etc.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership and team management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups, including those requiring additional supports.
  • Current First Aid & CPR.
  • Commitment to safe work practices and habits.
  • Able to motivate and train within an environment that will ensure the safety of students, equipment, and materials while providing proper supervision of hands-on technical training.
  • Sensitive to the needs of a diverse group of inexperienced students.
  • Can work cooperatively with the Cannabis Production Worker Program Coordinator and The Career Foundation’s Program Manager.
  • Able to identify and fairly monitor student’s learning outcomes and effectively manage the classroom environment to ensure proper behaviour, rules and policies are adhered to.
  • Can effectively share knowledge and experience in a clear and concise manner; able to break down complex concepts and adapt teaching methods to enhance the learning experience for a diverse group of students.
  • Professional, self-starter, who takes initiative and exercises good judgment.
  • Problem-solving skills and experience with conflict management.
  • Office administration and record keeping skills, ability to maintain inventory and student attendance records.

Application Process:  Please submit a cover letter and résumé to nburns@careerfoundation.org. Interviews will take place using a virtual platform such as Teams or Zoom. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest in The Career Foundation.

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