Norquest College

  • Personal Development Instructor

    Job Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2018 12:14 PM)
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  • Job Description





    Do you enjoy the challenge of working in a Correctional Facility to make a real difference in someone’s? life?  Do you have a keen awareness and appreciation of demands of a secure environment?  You find this challenge just what you are looking for!


    Reporting to the Program Manager of Correctional Education, the personal development instructor will work out of the newly built Edmonton Remand Centre supporting the educational needs of the remanded inmates.   This role is responsible for delivering a range of personal development courses at the Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC). These include Life Management Skills, Anger Management, Prevention of Family Violence, Release Planning, and Employment Skills.  The instructor is also responsible for revising and updating curricula for these programs and sharing revised curriculum with all other faculty members.   There may be opportunities for appropriately certified B Ed. instructors to instruct academic upgrading or computer skills classes.



    • Currently working towards or completed undergraduate degree in Education, Psychology or Social Work
    • Masters degree in adult education, correctional education, aboriginal studies or educational leadership would be an asset
    • Demonstrated experience and training in Adult Education
    • Experience working in a maximum or medium security environment preferred with knowledge of the Solicitor General, prison issues and relevant Community supports
    • One year minimum teaching or program facilitation experience with highly developed classroom management and interpersonal skills
    • Related experience working with a challenging at risk population


    • Strong capability to work demonstrating high professional standards with students of varying levels of academic ability and within a very diverse group
    • Keen awareness and appreciation of demands of a secure environment
    • Strong demonstrated ability to role model and mentor positive styles of behavior and social interaction
    • Ability to facilitate personal development and employment programs and to liaise with outside education institutions and community supports.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


    • Teaching and facilitating personal development and employment programming
    • Revising and updating curriculum for personal development courses
    • Fulfilling a liaison role with Solicitor General operational and correctional staff, particularly on student movement and prospective students
    • Provide education liaison counsel services for remanded persons
    • Evaluating of programming outcomes, including documenting and communicating feedback to the Team Leader and Program Manager
    • Completing student evaluations for both NorQuest College and Solicitor General reporting requirements
    • Advising students on educational paths and possibilities
    • Rigorously respect all conditions of the secure environment at correctional facilities sites
    • Committee work as assigned

    SALARY:   Commensurate with education and experience. This opportunity also includes immediate participation in our comprehensive pension and benefits plans.


    NOTE: This is a term certain position with an end date of June 30, 2019 with a possibility of extension.



    Successful candidates for the Personal Development Instructor positions are required to provide a Police Information Check within the last ninety days.




    CLOSING DATE:  October 31, 2018


    TO APPLY:  If you meet the requirements of this position and wish to apply please continue with this online process by uploading your resume.     


    NorQuest College helps students unlock their potential and realize their dreams. We are Challenge Positive and embrace every situation as an opportunity. As Alberta’s largest community college and regional steward for the greater Edmonton region, we play an integral role in Alberta’s education system. NorQuest College offers a vibrant, inclusive, diverse and student-centred learning environment that transforms lives and strengthens communities. We are nationally recognized leaders in health, community studies and business post-secondary career programs, as well as foundational, intercultural and language training. We are proud to offer our employees meaningful work, competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits program and a commitment to a positive work/life balance. This is an exciting time to be a part of NorQuest College. Take a step forward with us. Together, we can help build and sustain a strong province for future generations.


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