English at Work Editor

Organization Details
Organization Name: St.Amant
Address: 440 River Road
Winnipeg MB  R2M 3Z9
Website: http://www.stamant.ca
Organizational Description: St.Amant is a comprehensive resource for Manitobans with developmental disabilities, and autism.

We are a not-for-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services to support individuals and their families.

St.Amant programs include a large residence for complex-care, more than 50 community sites and homes, the St.Amant Research Centre, the St.Amant School and River Road Child Care, a community child-care centre. We offer effective programs for children with autism and also for families who care for an individual with a developmental disability at home.

We strive to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for the thousands of individuals and families we serve each year. We are also a member of the Catholic Health Network.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: ***If you need this position description in an alternative format, please contact us at 204.258.7048***

Position Summary: The English at Work (EAW) Editor supports the EAW classes by providing behind-the-scenes support to newcomer staff/learners by providing computer-based writing feedback, allowing them to improve their English skills, all with the goal of promoting the spirit of the Mission and Philosophy of the Centre, and the goals and objectives of the English at Work Program by assisting the English at Work Instructor to support staff so that we can maximize each person's well-being and quality of life.

Duties and Responsibilities:
%u2022 Provide writing feedback to learners' writing via Learning Management System

Please apply online at www.stamant.ca/volunteering or call the Volunteer Office at 204.258.7048.

After we receive a completed application form, we may ask you to come for an interview. Qualified applicants may be required to attend a second interview depending on placement. During the interview, you will be asked to provide two (2) references who are not Family Members.

Many of our placements require interactions with others; we ask our volunteers to be able to follow directions, give directions and to express themselves clearly and concisely in the English language. We have found a benchmark of Level 7 or higher works well for our volunteer placements in reading; writing; listening and speaking.

If a successful match is made between your skills and abilities, Volunteer Services will offer you a volunteer position. If you decide to accept the offer, we will discuss a start date with you after completing the orientation; completion of references checks and screening.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer may be required to walk, sit for long periods of time, stoop, kneel, lift, and carry paperwork. The ability to write clearly and legibly is required.

St.Amant welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

All volunteer placements are done through the volunteer office including reassignments.

Volunteering is an exciting and challenging experience. If you're a first-time volunteer or just new to St.Amant's volunteer system, you may have some questions. And we have answers!


Thank you for your interest in offering your time, energy, and expertise to St.Amant!
Skills Required: Qualifications:
%u2022 Minimum 18 years old; shows good level of maturity
%u2022 Strong interpersonal skills
%u2022 English as a first language
%u2022 Must show responsibility in meeting commitment and being reliable
%u2022 Must be able to follow instructions, and provide appropriate levels of tactful, constructive feedback
%u2022 Must have excellent writing skills
%u2022 Preferred to have experience working with newcomers and familiarity with CLB levels
%u2022 Experience teaching or training in Adult EAL or is a great asset
%u2022 Strong computer skills; access to a computer at home
%u2022 Acceptable Criminal Record, Adult Abuse Registry and Child Abuse Registry Checks (18 and over)
%u2022 Acceptable reference checks
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Benefits:
%u2022 Gain experience working with high level EAL learners
%u2022 Opportunity to develop technological skills
%u2022 A reference for employment or school upon request
%u2022 Experience new challenges and activities
%u2022 Certificates and appreciation events
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Time required & Length of Commitment: Total hours: 2-4 hours weekly Term Duration: Present till June, 2017 Number of positions open: Anticipated Shift: Flexible hours; done from home after training is complete All adult volunteers will need a Criminal Record Check, Adult and Child Abuse Registry Check; we do offer to submit this paperwork on your behalf for a $40 fee and once 100 volunteer hours have been completed with us you will receive a full refund. (We do not offer reimbursement for those who are placed in our volunteer program and have done the CRC, CAR & AAR on their own).
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@stamant.ca
Online: www.stamant.ca
Closing Date: Aug 23, 2019
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