Competition Details

Learning Skills Advisor
Learning Commons
$33.00 - $38.25
Friday, March 17, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017 (midnight)


Vacancy Type: Full-time support staff replacement position (Full-time support staff will be given first consideration) We require a qualified professional to join the Learning Commons team, and assume responsibility for the delivery of learning strategies services to support and enhance learning and success of students from a wide range of programs (certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate) and from a broad range of demographics: (students with learning disabilities, physical and mental health disabilities, new Canadians, young and older postsecondary grads, mature students, International students, First Generation students, Aboriginal students, Apprenticeship students etc.).


  • Designing, delivering, and monitoring personal learning strategy plans for students based on formal and informal assessments
  • Conducting a review of historical and present strengths and challenges
  • Instructing students in learning strategies, using delivery methods specific to the students’ unique learning strengths and challenges
  • Assisting students in identifying and enhancing learning preferences and strengths while compensating for deficits
  • Delivering a plan of specific study skill strategies in response to student requests, assessment tools, and or information from referring source (faculty/service area)
  • Identifying students with a suspected learning disability and offering a screening tool to make an appropriate referral to Accessibility Services
  • Facilitating appropriate referrals to support student issues beyond study skills (e.g. personal concerns, other academic concerns, career concerns, suspected learning disability etc.)
  • Maintaining confidential case records
  • Facilitating co-curricular experiential workshops to the general student population as well as to students transitioning into postsecondary
  • Liaising with faculty, counsellors, Learning Commons staff and other college personnel, as required
  • Staying current in the fields of Learning Skills, education, and technology
  • Researching, developing and maintaining learning strategies resource materials with or under the direction of the Learning Skills Service Coordinator, including hand-outs, inventories, videos, and workshops
  • Promoting the learning strategy service as part of the Learning Commons strategic marketing plan


  • 3 year Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Education, Psychology, Biology, or a related field, and specific education related to learning disabilities
  • The Learning Strategies Certificate Program offered through Cambrian College is an asset
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of adult learning principles
  • 3 years of experience working in an educational environment, preferably at the postsecondary level, assisting students with learning strategies to maximize their potential
  • Experience working with students who face learning barriers including students with learning disabilities
  • Demonstrated teaching and workshop facilitation using experiential delivery model is essential
  • Ability to understand the academic implications at the postsecondary level of diagnoses related to specific learning disabilities, ADHD and other disabilities
  • An understanding of the metacognitive and academic deficits of adults with LD/ADHD
  • Ability to implement effective methods for assisting students with LD and AD/HD
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply adult learning principles in delivery of study skills and learning strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and interview skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of learning styles and ability to adjust instructional style to individual learning styles
  • Ability to set clear performance goals with students and to refer to outstanding issues
  • Strong assessment skills in identifying learning barriers and other barriers affecting performance
  • Strong experiential learning presentation/facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated experience using technology tools in the delivery of service
  • Good working knowledge of a variety of assistive software
  • Strong organizational ability and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to be self-motivated
  • Travelling among campuses is required

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