Inclusion Project Coordinator

Job Description:

Melly's Market + Café is seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our team as an Inclusion Project Coordinator. As the Coordinator, you will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing Melly's Bridge, a comprehensive inclusion project aimed at empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to secure meaningful employment opportunities. This position offers a unique opportunity to significantly impact the lives of individuals with disabilities by fostering their career growth and facilitating their integration into the workforce.


1. Development of Melly's Bridge:
- Design mentorship plans, training plans, and detailed inclusion plans.
- Develop employer strategies and employment strategies to promote inclusivity.
- Create presentations to educate businesses about the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities.
- Prepare networking materials to establish connections with potential employers.

2. Collaborate with upcoming graduates:
- Assist in creating career goals tailored to each individual's aspirations and skills.
- Conduct mock interviews to enhance interview skills and confidence.
- Liaise with a social worker to develop therapeutic strategies and trauma-informed practices, addressing the challenges individuals with disabilities face during employment-seeking processes.

3. Develop best practices:
- Create effective therapeutic strategies to support participants' employment journey.
- Craft dream job descriptions for upcoming graduates and initiate contact with potential employers aligned with their skills and career goals.
- Facilitate connections between current graduates of the interactive development program and potential employers.

4. Assess gaps and concerns:
- Identify common or potential gaps and concerns in employee and employer partnerships.
- Create a clear development plan to address identified gaps and concerns.
- Conduct regular on-site visits to employees and employers, ensuring effective communication and resolving any concerns.

5. Provide training and support:
- Collaborate with participants to identify additional training needs and provide support.
- Offer constructive feedback to ensure successful transitions and meet all parties' expectations.
- Develop best practices for onboarding, interviewing, training, and follow-up processes.

6. Finalize program materials:
- Work on completing final program materials for Melly's Bridge.
- Ensure all materials are comprehensive and ready for hand-off to the team.


- Background in teaching, training, leading, and/or coaching others.
- Demonstrated curiosity and a genuine interest in helping others.
- Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and think creatively.
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Strong interpersonal skills with a genuine passion for meeting and engaging with diverse individuals.
- Patience and ability to remain calm under pressure.
- Strong commitment to creating equal opportunities for individuals within the disability community.
- Natural leadership qualities and exceptional execution skills.

- Current, clear criminal record check for the vulnerable sector (or the ability to obtain a current, clear criminal record check before beginning work)

If you are an enthusiastic individual with a passion for inclusion and the drive to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and explaining why you are the perfect fit for the Inclusion Project Coordinator position at Melly's Market + Café.


Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.