0 Placement Officer

0 Placement Officer

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Position Summary

The 0 Placement Officer plays a crucial role in facilitating and coordinating practicum placements for students in various educational programs. This position requires a strong understanding of the education system, excellent organizational skills, and effective communication abilities. The 0 Placement Officer collaborates with academic departments, industry partners, and students to ensure the successful matching of students with suitable practicum opportunities.

Responsibilities

1. 0 Placement Coordination

  • Work closely with academic departments to gather information on practicum requirements, timelines, and guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry partners, including companies, organizations, and institutions offering practicum opportunities.
  • Collaborate with academic advisors to assess students’ practicum preferences, skills, and career goals.
  • Conduct research to identify potential practicum placements that align with students’ academic and career objectives.
  • Review and screen practicum placement applications, resumes, and cover letters submitted by students.
  • Interview and assess students to understand their strengths, preferences, and areas for development.

2. 0 Placement Matchmaking

  •  Identify suitable practicum placements by evaluating the needs of students and the requirements of industry partners.
  • Facilitate the matching process by considering factors such as student preferences, skillsets, availability, and geographic locations.
  • Collaborate with industry partners to negotiate and finalize practicum placement agreements.
  • Communicate practicum placement decisions to students and provide guidance regarding necessary documentation and requirements.
  • Assist in resolving any conflicts or concerns that may arise during the placement period.

3. Documentation and Administration

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of students, practicum placements, and industry partner information.
  • Coordinate the preparation and distribution of practicum placement agreements, contracts, and other required documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with institutional policies, legal requirements, and ethical guidelines related to practicum placements.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to academic departments, faculty, and other stakeholders regarding practicum placement activities and outcomes.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of practicum placements by gathering feedback from students, academic staff, and industry partners.

4. Relationship Building and Networking

  •  Foster and maintain positive relationships with industry partners to cultivate ongoing practicum placement opportunities.
  • Attend professional development workshops, conferences, and industry events to stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in practicum placements.
  • Collaborate with other 0 Placement Officers, academic advisors, and faculty members to share resources and knowledge.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, human resources, counseling) or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proven experience in coordinating placements, internships, or similar programs, preferably within an educational or training setting.
  • Strong understanding of the education system, particularly in relation to practicum placements.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to interact with students, faculty, industry partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining accurate records and documentation.
  • Proficient in using relevant software applications and databases for record-keeping and data management.
  • Knowledge of relevant legal and ethical considerations related to practicum placements.

Interested Candidates, please contact Mandy Pandher. Email: mandy@hamptonscollege.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, selected candidates will be contacted for the Interview.

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