POSITION: Independent FacilitatioR

STATUS: Half-time contract (20 hrs per week) until March 31, 2019 with a possible extension to November 31, 2019

ORGANIZATION: Partners for Planning


Partners for Planning is dedicated to serving adults with developmental disabilities and supporting them to become more engaged in directing their lives, making choices, developing supportive relationships and engaging in their community.

We are an Independent Facilitation organization that supports families in Toronto. Our Independent Facilitators work with individuals and families to re-imagine what is possible. They are knowledgeable in helping individuals and their families to build relationships and to broaden their social networks, while at the same time figuring out how best to take the next steps in their lives.

Facilitators work from 'the community as the first resource' approach. Independent Facilitators willingly stand alongside people as they take on change and move through transitions. This informal planning is based on forming and maintaining relationships of trust and broadening the conversation among a range of allies.

Skills and Experience:

•University degree in a discipline such as psychology, education or the social sciences.

•At least three years supporting adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

•Some experience with person-directed planning.

•Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.

•Sound human relations skills: good judgment, integrity, flexibility, initiative and patience are crucial skills for this position.

•Possess excellent communication skills, both orally and written.

•Demonstrated strong organizational, networking and time-management skills, and an ability to plan and prioritize activities.

•Strong team player able to work independently and collaboratively within a small team.

This is a half-time contract (20 hrs per week) until March 31, 2019 with a possible extension to November 31, 2019. Compensation negotiated based on experience and education.

Please email a resume and cover letter BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 to:

PARTNERS FOR PLANNING, 276 Carlaw Ave., Suite 308, Toronto, Ontario M4M 3L1

Attn: Natalie Jones – njones@p4p.ca