Founded in 2012, our team of Executive Function Coaches at ADDvocacy support neurodiverse youth and adults living with ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Anxiety and co-occurring mental health challenges who struggle with executive functioning, in their transition to jr high, high school, post-secondary, career exploration or entrepreneurship using various communication channels. We also provide professional development training for educators, employers and caseworkers on how to maximise the productivity of this demographic. The key to our success is the support and expertise of our Executive Function Coaches who coach our clients and provide them the tools to perform at their best. We are excited to be expanding our team with the addition of at least two new coaches!Executive Function Coach (2 positions)
The Executive Function Coach is responsible for coaching youth & adults living with ADHD, learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Co-Occurring Mental Health Challenges around all aspects of their transition from Junior High, High school to post-secondary, career exploration and self-employment. Specific responsibilities include:
Conduct the client intake process and maintain client accounts;
Help clients set and execute SMART goals around organization, time management, communication, study skills, emotions management, assistive technology, work/school/life balance, financial literacy,and life skills among others;
Understand psycho-educational assessments and determine appropriate learning strategies based on the clients learning differences;
Help clients learn to self-advocate within their families, the community, school or the workplace;
Collaborate with Disability Resource Facilitators, Case Workers, Parents, Employers and Educators on how to provide the bestsupport for our clients;
Collaborate and actively participate in marketing and promotion activities as required;
Specialty projects and research as assigned.
Post-education (Social Sciences, Child/Youth Studies, Adult Education, Inclusive or Special Education) and/or combination of education andrelevant practical work experience.
Minimum of two years working with youth and adults living with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities or Executive Function Challenges;
Experience working in the mental health field is an asset
Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level, Mental Health First Aid, and A.S.I.S.T (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) are all assets
Strong social and emotional intelligence with the ability to connect and empathize with people on a personal level
Must have strong facilitation skills and be comfortable speaking and/or coaching in large groups.
Must be able to think critically and work with minimal supervision
Aptitude for research, data interpretation and reporting
An entrepreneurial spirit with an interest to try new things and take initiative
Must be a life-long learner who is open to ongoing professional development
G-suite and/or MS office proficiency (especially Excel) and ability to easily learn and use other technology.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills using different channels such as phone, video-conferencing, text messaging, and emails;
Ability to manage a comprehensive guidance and training program, and evaluate the effectiveness of the program;
A natural networker with high empathy and clear personal and professional boundaries;
Strong organizational and time management skills;
Criminal Record Check (including Vulnerable Sector Check) & Child Abuse Registry Check;
As some travel is required, a vehicle and valid driver’s license is required
What is in it for you?An opportunity to work in a highly impactful role in a growing social enterpriseFlexible work schedule with the ability to work from home, in the office (currently Dartmouth) and on client locations.A competitive compensation package and benefit plan. Opportunity to develop professionally within a growing teamAbility to love what you do and see meaningful results everydayThis is an exciting opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic individual looking for a new adventure. If interested, please apply now including your resume and wage expectations.
Suite 1100 99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A4S5
Preferred Contact: https://www.uptreehr.ca/careers/