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Work experience

Aug 2004Oct 2007

Job Coach

Triumph Vocational Services

Assisting individuals with physical, cognitive, and learning disabilities, my role included facilitating and administering formal assessments, researching possible accomodations and their acqisition and availability, and exploring career options, job search readiness, and job retention strategies.

Aug 2003Apr 2004

Workstation Supervisor

Malaspina University/College

Providing employment and lifeskills training and supervision, I assisted students in identifying their strengths, skills, and aptitudes in order to reach their life and career goals.

Jan 1992Jun 1992

Sessional Lecturer/Instructor

City University

Providing employment and lifeskills training and supervision, I assisted students in identifying their strengths, skills, and aptitudes in order to reach their life and career goals.


Jan 2010Present


St. Francis Xavier University

Summary of Skills and Abilities

Instructional Skills

  • Researched, developed and presented lesson plans for adult classes
  • Courses taught: ABE English & math, employment training, learning strategies, literacy, numeracy,  customer & food service, sex education, computer basics and SAP software.
  • Adapted curriculum to meet the needs of adult learners with disabilities.
  • Organized adaptive technologies for students with disabilities.
  • Administered and evaluated academic assessment for college entrance requirements.
  • Tutored adult learners requiring additional assistance to complete course work.
  • Developed a variety of teaching strategies to accommodate various learning styles.
  • Assessed and evaluated learners, teaching process and program content.
  • Completed end of term evaluations and anecdotal reports.
  • Interviewed and counseled candidates as part of the intake process. 

Professional Attributes

  • Organized adaptive technology and equipment for students with disabilities.
  • Superior written communication skills including the ability to use MS Office.
  • Intelligent, personable and outgoing; easily builds rapport with people of all ages.
  • Skilled listener with a positive approach to problem solving and developing resolutions.
  • Acute awareness of surroundings and very observant of people, details and effects.
  • Level headed and sensible; confident and calm in stressful and fast paced environments.
  • Strong sense of ‘fair play’ and a dedication to high ethical standards.
  • Effective working in a team and self-directed environment.
  • Readily accepts new challenges, facing them in a capable and professional manner. 

Teamwork Abilities

  • Worked as a team member in various roles: Instructor, Instructional Assistant, Job Coach, Advisor.
  • Contributed to a high level of team morale by consistently maintaining a positive outlook.
  • Willingly provided assistance to others.
  • Reliably met departmental objectives and deadlines.
  • Positively and actively listened to team members during brain storming sessions.


"...Paul was always the first person to arrive for work, was always well prepared for his classes and developed a very good rapport with his students..."

Wayne McNiven

Vancouver Community College

"...Paul demonstrated a willingness to learn on the job, and to do the 'extras' that are often part of the work that we do. The students enjoyed working under Paul's supervision and his long history of working with this group brought new skills and ideas to our programs..."

Wendy Nixon

Malaspina University-College

"...During his time at Triumph, Paul's dedication to his clients and his role as their Job Coach was evident. Regardless of the complexity of the situation, Paul was up for the challenge and consistently inspired both his clients and his colleagues..."

Amanda Cooper

Triumph Vocational Services

"...You will not find a more empathetic trainer, with a remarkable ability to engage and motivate his students...I can guarantee that Paul will bring his integrity, hard work ethic, and contagious good nature to anything he undertakes..."

Martha Turner

Omni Logic

"...I have found Paul to be an intelligent, motivated, and dynamic educator....His control, his ability to respond effectively to the different needs of pupils, and his professional approach are considerable strengths. I can recommend him without reservation..."

Ken Elphick

Maple Ridge Secondary School

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