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Company Name:
Calgary John Howard Society
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Position type:
Part Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Not specified

Outreach Literacy Facilitator

Learning Opportunities Program

Outreach Literacy Facilitator - Part-Time

The Agency

The Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS) is a community-based charitable organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of crime and increasing community safety through preventative and restorative justice practices. To accomplish these ends, we provide direct services to individuals at risk, advocacy for effective responses to crime with the individuals involved and education for youth and adults in the community. The Calgary John Howard Society is committed to an organizational environment that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person. CJHS values diversity and inclusion and welcomes qualified applicants from all walks of life.

The Program

The Literacy Program is delivered at various sites for foundational learners who wish to improve their literacy skills in areas that include reading, writing, comprehension, numeracy and/or to accomplish specific learning goals. Targeted learners are adult men and women who face social and economic barriers and who are or have been involved, or are at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. The program’s purpose is to increase literacy skills and prepare individuals to progress to further learning opportunities by increasing confidence and motivation to learn.

The Position

The Outreach Literacy Facilitator will provide literacy services to individuals incarcerated in the Calgary Correctional Centre (CCC) and in the community at arranged sites. They will work in an integrated and collaborative way with the Literacy and Adult Services Teams, the wider agency and with prison and external agency staff to ensure individuals have access to literacy instruction and support in either 1:1 or group formats. The position will include assessing individual needs/literacy levels and preparing individual or group instruction plans in addition to actual instruction. The Outreach Facilitator will also increase awareness of opportunities for learners to further their education and increase their employability, helping individuals with the development of cover letters and resumes. This individual will also build supportive community relationships and provide support to other literacy staff and volunteers. The position involves all aspects of program service delivery, including data collection, database input, outcomes reporting, evaluation and sharing activity information with the Literacy Coordinator to adhere to agency reporting requirements.

The Outreach Literacy Facilitator will have experience working in custodial settings, teaching/instruction and facilitation experience, particularly working with adult foundational learners. They will have valid certification in Suicide Awareness and Crisis Management or equivalents and valid First Aid/CPR training. This Facilitator will also have excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational and case management skills, possess a valid Class 5 license and have access to a vehicle. Previous work with marginalized populations will be considered an asset, as will knowledge of career searching and resume/cover letter development.

 This is a Part-Time full benefit position requiring 24 – 27 hrs/week to start immediately.


 This Job Posting will remain active until a suitable candidate is found

Please submit cover letter and resume indicating OUTREACH LITERACY FACILITATOR in the subject line to:

[email protected]

The Calgary John Howard Society thanks all applicants, unfortunately only those

considered for an interview will be contacted.