Career Services Job Board
Rhodes Wellness College is a Career College. Success at a Career College involves you starting employment in a new career. Please review our Careers and Outcomes page for a listing of the job skills you will be bringing into the workforce. You may also visit our Practicums page for a list of recent student work experience. Below is a listing current of job opportunities in our field.
Job Search Resources
Mental Health Worker
We have a Permanent full-time MHW position in Community Homes Division (Crossroads). In a manner consistent with the Coast's mission, philosophy, policies and objectives. The position is responsible for providing direction and support to clients in such areas as: Mental and physical health, daily operation of social, recreational, work and food programs, ensuring the safety and welfare of Clients in the program.
Mental Health Worker certificate and/or training/education and experience in a related field. Experience with, and an understanding of, Psychosocial Rehabilitation required. First Aid/CPR Certificate, Acceptable to Coast criminal record check, Medical and Tuberculosis clearance required.
Hours of Work: (subject to change) Position starts ASAP
Sat and Sun - Off
Mon to Fri - 11 pm to 7am
Fri to Sun - Off
Mon to Thurs 11 pm to 7 am
To apply, send resume to: email@example.com
Life Skills Facilitor - Open til filled
Breaking Ground Employment/ Life Skills Facilitator competition # 219
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Facilitator Breaking Ground
Breaking Ground is an empowerment to employment program designed to facilitate the entrance to work or return to work for Aboriginal women. The facilitator will be responsible to co-facilitate in the delivery of programming with a program coordinator. Hours of work are 8:45 to 4:45 Monday to Friday.
• Lifeskills Facilitator training certificate with three years current work related experience
• Knowledge and experience in family violence issues
• Interviewing skills required
• Experience in working with low income assistance programs
• Knowledge of Aboriginal women, their historical background, socio-economic
issues and spiritual beliefs
• Communication and team building skills
• Computer skills
• Analytical skills and organizational planning essential
• Valid driver's license and vehicle an asset
• Experience in writing reports and curriculum
• Criminal record check essential
• Must demonstrate a commitment to ethical and professional work practices
• Experience in basic counseling
• Work references required.
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-873-4402 stating competition # 219 to:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION'S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short --listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing Date: Until Position Filled
Youth Worker - open til filled
5 days per week; 37.5 hours per week
Summary of Duties:
- Assist in the development and implementation of after school, professional development days, spring break and summer programming, sports and recreational activities as well as workshops focusing on aspects of healthy living, life skills and self reliance, groups focusing on personal confidence, self esteem and enhancement of cultural identity and drug/alcohol intervention and prevention.
- Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising events for special events and activities.
- Liaise with outside agencies and the community on programs relating to Tsawwassen First Nation youth
- Assist in the delivery of community events that build support for the TFN language & culture
- Provide positive experiences for children and youth such as summer camping trips and the yearly canoe journeys.
- Assist in the development and implementation of yearly community building events (Easter, Halloween and Christmas).
- Maintain an open and on-going relationship with parents of Tsawwassen First Nation children.
- Contribute to the collaborative fostering of a positive learning environment for Tsawwassen First Nation students.
- Ability to multi-task & work independently
- Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Plan/participation in Special Events
- Must possess strong organizational skills
- Conduct themselves in a professional manner and maintain strict confidentiality
- Ability to work independently while also a team player
- Must love children
- Criminal record check required
- Valid Class 4 BC drivers license
- Experience in developing age appropriate youth programs
- Experience working in a youth centre for 5-19 years of age
- Post secondary qualification in Child & Youth Care.
- Ability to facilitate productive discussions on education issues with parents, teachers and students.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to provide tutoring to students.
- Knowledge of Coast Salish culture and Tsawwassen First Nation cultural practices and traditions.
1926 Tsawwassen Drive
Tsawwassen BC, V4M 4G2
The Katzie First Nation requires a Youth Worker who is an energetic, motivated person who loves working with children. The successful candidate will provide all KFN youth and families, residing on reserve, culturally inviting and age- appropriate programming.
5 days per week; 35 hours per week
Permanent - Full-time
Summary of Duties:
A) Assist in the development and implementation of afterschool, professional development days, spring break and summer programming, sports and recreational activities as well as workshops focusing on aspects of healthy living, life skills and self- reliance, groups focusing on personal confidence, self-esteem and enhancement of cultural identity and drug/alcohol intervention and prevention.
B) Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising events for special events and activities.
C) Liaise with outside agencies and the community on programs relating to Katzie First Nation Youth
D) Assist in the delivery of community events that build support for the KFN language & culture
E) Provide positive experience for children and youth such as summer camping trips and the yearly canoe journeys.
F) Assist in the development and implementation of yearly community building events (Easter, Halloween and Christmas).
G) Maintain an open and on-going relationship with parents of Katzie First Nation children.
H) Contribute to the collaborative fostering of a positive learning environment for Katzie First Nation students.
Job Skills and Abilities
? Ability to multi-task & work independently
? Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
? Plan/participation in Special Events
? Must possess strong organizational skills
? Conduct themselves in a professional manner and maintain strict confidentiality
? Ability to work independently while also a team player
? Must love children
? Criminal record check required
? Valid Class 4 BC driver's license
? Experience in developing age appropriate youth programs
? Experience working in a youth Centre for 5-19 years of age
? Post-secondary qualification in Child & Youth Care, Social Services or similar experience
? Ability to facilitate productive discussions on education issues with parents, teachers and students.
? Excellent interpersonal skills.
? Ability to provide tutoring to students
? Knowledge of Coast Salish culture and Katzie First Nation cultural practices and traditions.
? 3 years experience working with youth
? experience with Microsoft office, reporting, budgeting
Please fax or mail resume, a cover letter with salary expectation and two current reference contacts to:
10946 Katzie Road
Pitt Meadows B.C V3Y-2G6
FAX: 604 465-5949
Deadline Date: N/A
Employment Program Coordinator - until filled
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Breaking Ground Program Coordinator
Breaking Ground is an empowerment to employment program designed to facilitate the entrance to work or return to work for Aboriginal women. The coordinator will be responsible to co-ordinate the program and will participate in the delivery of programming with a program facilitator. Hours of work are 8:30 to 4:30 Monday to Friday.
• Must possess a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in experience.
• A certificate in Business Administration or five years current work related experience
• Experience in administering and implementing income assistance programs in a team setting
• Demonstrated ability to administer program budgets and submit timely reports
• Demonstrated knowledge of budgeting and reporting requirements for various government funding agencies
• Demonstrated experience in determining and implementing short term goals
• Knowledge of Aboriginal women, their historical background, socio-economic issues and spiritual beliefs
• Organizational and computer skills essential
• Fundraising skills essential
• Proposal writing skills an asset
• Valid driver's license and vehicle essential
• Teaching background an asset
• Experience in counselling an asset
• Criminal Record Check essential
• Networking and public speaking abilities an asset
• Must commit to work in a professional manner from a Holistic Team Approach
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at email@example.com or fax to 604-873-4402 stating competition # 225 to:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION'S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Only short --listed candidates will be contacted.
** First Nation's Women Strongly Urged To Apply. **
Closing Date: Until Position Filled
Youth Worker (relief) - until filled
Urban Native Youth Association
Training the Leaders of Tomorrow
Aboriginal Safehouse Youth Workers - Relief
UNYA has employment opportunities for Youth Workers with our Aboriginal Safehouse Program. ASH Youth Workers are responsible for implementing the day-to-day operations of the Aboriginal Safehouse (ASH). They provide and maintain a safe, supportive environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of resident youth whose families are unavailable or unable to meet their needs. ASH Youth Workers report directly to the ASH Manager and the Assistant Manager. There is no guarantee of any hours at any time for the relief workers.
Qualifications and Conditions:
1. Child care Diploma / Certificate or related University Degree.
2. Minimum 2 years experience in child & youth care, or a combination of relevant education & experience working with street-involved youth.
3. Previous experience working with Native youth.
4. Must have experience advocating with service providers (i.e. MCFD) for youth who should be receiving additional support.
5. Must have a broad based knowledge of the family and social issues that Native youth face today, including the generational impacts of the residential school system on Native families and communities, and a good understanding of Native cultures and traditions.
6. Must demonstrate a good working knowledge of community resources in Vancouver, particularly youth & Aboriginal-specific resources.
7. Will have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
8. Will have the ability to identify with mandate, policies and procedures of the organization.
9. Must possess a good working knowledge of computer systems and programs.
10. Must have strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports.
11. First Aid and FoodSafe certification are assets; must be willing to obtain certification if provided the opportunity.
12. Must have a personal support system and self care plan in place.
13. Must have a criminal record check completed by and satisfactory to UNYA.
14. Preference will be given to qualified Aboriginal applicants.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Supervise residents in their day-to-day living, including establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, non-exploitative rapport with youth. Positively participate in ASH programming and activities in order to provide a positive role model experience for youth residing in the Safehouse. Educate youth with regard to safe health practices.
2. Maintain the day-to-day operation of the house, including shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, and maintenance.
3. Consult with youth, Safehouse Manager and staff, and other relevant individuals to identify the needs and goals of individual youth. Ensure that case plans are implemented.
4. As required, liaise and advocate for the best interests of youth with MCFD and other relevant individuals, including participating in case planning and implementation.
5. Build and maintain a network of positive working relationships with other service providers to ensure effective referrals and a good continuum of care for youth.
6. Receive and refer telephone enquiries -- including those on the 24-hour youth information and referral line - to appropriate persons/services and provide general information as required and appropriate.
7. Keep abreast of all current social concerns and street trends and, as required, attend professional development activities in order to remain informed regarding issues affecting street-involved youth.
8. Actively assist in the ongoing development and review of program components. Positively address all concerns, incidents or crises which affect program mandate, UNYA policy, personal issues, community relations, resident youth, etc.
9. Respect and maintain confidentiality of staff issues within the team, with the exception of the Program Manager and/or their direct supervisors. Respect and assure residents of confidentiality in the community and with other service professionals.
10. As required, actively promote and participate in fundraising activities for program development.
11. Consult with and report to immediate supervisor, and prepare and submit reports to supervisors, as required. Maintain accurate logs and compile statistical records to support program needs and inform ongoing program development and evaluation.
12. Perform any other duty that the Manager and Assistant Manager deem necessary to ensure the safe, healthy, and productive operation of the Safehouse.
Please email (hard copies will not be accepted) a resume and a cover letter clearly stating the position that you are applying for to the attention of the Safehouse Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will not be reviewed without a cover letter. No enquiries. Only those short-listed will be contacted. Closing date: When filled.
Activity Leader - until filled
Are you looking for part-time work with flexible schedules? Do you enjoy leading and supervising groups of children and youth? Are you pursuing education in recreation, teaching, social work, or child and youth care? Do you want to gain some valuable work experience?
Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC may have the job opportunity you are looking for. We are seeking individuals who have experience working with children and/or youth, have great social/interpersonal skills, are creative and energetic, and truly believe that every kid is amazing.
BGC Activity Leaders plan, develop, and implement recreational, social, and educational activities for children and youth. They create a fun and engaging atmosphere in the Club. Requirements for this position include:
• Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).
• Post-secondary training/courses in a related field.
• Experience working with groups of children in a social recreational setting.
• Program planning experience.
• Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings.
• Organization and time management skills.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a larger team.
• Second language and experience working with culturally diverse people are assets.
• A starting wage of $12.00 an hour.
• On-the-job training:
o Emergency First Aid
o Put the Child First
o Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
• Scholarship opportunities.
• A team environment where people want to make a difference for children and youth.
• The potential to grow into positions with higher levels of responsibility and compensation.
If you are interested in joining us, please send a resume and cover letter stating your schedule availability to:
Surrey Club Hiring Committee
Old Yale Road Elementary School
10135 132nd Street, Surrey, BC V3T 3T6
CLOSING DATE: This posting will remain open until the position is filled.
Life Skills Worker - March 7
Are you passionate in developing children's gifts, qualities and abilities, and providing opportunities for new skills?
Are you a team player, demonstrating leadership and self- initiative?
Our organization is posAbilities; we assist persons with developmental disabilities to lead meaningful and healthy lives by partnering with the community to provide a comprehensive range of person-centered services for individuals and the families who care for them.
The Life Skills Worker provides one-to-one, one-to-two or group support services to children with development disabilities. The focus of the program is learning life skills, gaining knowledge of the community, and positive development with an aim towards independence.
Life Skills Workers support and encourage a child's effort to accomplish his or her life goals. At the end of the contract, the objective is that the person served should be able to continue on their own with the new activities and responsibilities that the Worker assisted them with. We have openings in Vancouver Lower Mainland for casual staff for afternoon shifts, M-F, 4-8pm.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO:
• Advocate for children with challenges in pursuing their independence, desires and choice?
• Help children maintain a positive image of themselves by supporting their personal care needs?
• Create a sense of belonging for children with social connections and maintain fulfilling relationships?
• Facilitate and expand each child's method of communication?
WHAT WE REQUIRE:
• A strong commitment to the philosophy of people with challenges living and working in the community
• A degree in human services or a related discipline or an acceptable combination of education and experience
• Experience in working with people who live with disabilities or mental challenges
• Participation in the development, implementation, and ongoing documentation of Personal Service Plans (PSP's)
• Current Community Care 1st Aid and CPR level B or C
• Current TB test
• Medical Note from physician certifying ability to safely perform duties required
• Criminal Record Check for Children and Vulnerable Adults -- clearance required
• Class four drivers license required for our day programs and health homes
• Class five driver's license required for all positions
WHAT WE PREFER:
• Certificate or Diploma from a Post Secondary Residential Health Program an asset
• Experience in supporting independence for high behavior person served an asset
• ASL of any level an asset
• Mandt System training will be provided to successful applicants
Interested parties please contact us via email with cover letter and resume. No SkyDrive Links please! Please note, while we would like to connect with everyone interested in this position, only applicants chosen for interviews will be contacted
Outreach support worker - March 7
Battered Women's Support Services seeks an accomplished professional to join our
Women's Safety and Outreach Support Team
Women's Safety and Outreach Support Worker
Full- time 40 hours per week $17.27 per hour with benefits
Monday to Friday 5 p.m. -- 1 a.m.
Additional day or evening shifts may be required.
Battered Women's Support Services is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit, and a commitment to creating and implementing programs and services that empower women from all walks of life. After a successful pilot project, we have re-launched our Women's Safety and Outreach Program and we are seeking an accomplished and motivated professional to join our team. The Women's Safety and Outreach Support Worker works to support consistent institutional and systemic women centered responses based on practices to prevent violence and sexual exploitation through education awareness, outreach activities and intervention for women and girl survivors of gender violence in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. This position provides feminist based legal and systems based information, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, accompaniment and referral to women and female youth survivors of sexual and physical assault and violence in intimate relationships and/or criminal harassment.
Along with your expertise in assessment, crisis intervention, and advocacy, you have demonstrated knowledge of historic, legal, social and structural barriers impacting women living in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. Your approach is trauma-informed and steeped with specific applications for women, based on their specific social location (s) related experience of oppression, their resilience and resistance. You have extensive training and experience in a directly related field. Your work is informed by a strong decolonizing feminist analysis of violence against women.
Your commitment to ending violence against women is demonstrated by in-depth working knowledge of BWSS endeavors along with our colleagues within feminist, community based programs and services. Your recognition of the importance of communication, collaboration and integrity form the basis of your approach to interpersonal and professional relationships. Energetic, relational and diplomatic, you thrive in a role where your knowledge of feminist women's organizations and your helping spirit is welcomed and encouraged.
If you seek the opportunity to commit to an organization engaged in making a real difference in the lives of women in our community, please send your resume by 5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2014. The anticipated start date is March 17, 2014.
Respond in writing to:
Battered Women's Support Services, P.O. Box 21503 -- 1424 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 5G2.
Fax: 604-687-1864 Email: email@example.com
This position requires union membership.
Inclusion Facilitator - Mar 7
Position: Inclusion Facilitator
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Hours: 37.5 hours a week. Some flexibility may occasionally be required but most hours will be Mon-Fri, 9-5.
Location: Lower Mainland
STEPS Forward is seeking a full-time Inclusion Facilitator to begin February 2014. The Inclusion Facilitator will support adults with developmental disabilities to attend university and college in regular courses and activities. Students are supported to attend classes, participate in course work, engage in extra-curricular activities and social events, and to make social connections - basically, to participate inclusively in an authentic university experience. During the summer semester, students are supported to find paid meaningful summer work related to their career path. The Facilitator may also seek out community involvement opportunities for the students. For further information about STEPS Forward please visit our website at steps-forward.org
The successful applicant should possess strong people skills, creativity, dedication, and patience. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside of the box are crucial. Prior knowledge or experience working with adults with developmental disabilities is not required. Applicants with a demonstrated passion for the inclusion of marginalized populations will be given preference.
1. Facilitate reciprocal peer relationships between students and members of the student body at large.
2. Meet on a regular basis with the student individually on campus to modify and adapt course material, and assist the student in identifying meaningful educational goals.
3. Support the campus community to include the student in natural ways.
4. Support the student to become independent and become comfortable making decisions.
5. Liaise with the students' families and/or other support staff
6. Identify any job modifications that may be required for the student and facilitate natural supports in the work place.
The successful applicant must be motivated to create inclusive communities, show initiative, possess strong interpersonal and problem solving skills, and to be able to work in a team as well as independently under the direction of the senior facilitator.
To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
While we thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Youth worker - Mar 7
St. Leonard's is a highly dynamic sociakl services organization that serves at-risk youth. St Leonard's is a progressive and exciting organization with over forty years of experience in helping children, youth and families. All programs are currently contracted by Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
St. Leonard's Youth and Family Services has been providing innovative social services for children, youth and families throughout the Lower Mainland since 1967.
Within the context of our client based model the Youth Worker works in a team based environment. We are responsible for providing youth a safe and clean place to stay during a transition in their life. Youth frequently have significant needs and require our support. Alcohol, drug use, behaviour issues, anger issues and mental health issues are prevalent with many residents. The Youth worker performs a variety of tasks. Our Youth workers are patient, have a desire to help youth, work well in a team, and have above average written and oral communication skills. Meal preparation and light house cleaning is a part of the position. A knowledge of Microsoft word and excel and ability to use computer on a daily basis. A good sense of humour is a huge asset.
All applicants must have strong communication skills and ability to communicate with professionals such as social worker, police and other professionals.
Written communication is a significant aspect of this job thus all applicants must possess an ability to write reports and logs in clear and distinct manner with accuracy.
Education & Experience is essential. You must have experience with youth and a minimum diploma/degree in social sciences.
- Basic First Aid
- Valid class 5 driver's licence and vehicle for employment use
- Driver's abstract
- Criminal Record Check
- T.B test
Additional agency information at www.stleo.ca
Please send resume to email@example.com
Program Planning, Development and Analysis - Mar 5
Program Planning, Development and Analysis
Addiction Clinical Director - Mar 7
Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overnight Support Worker
Program Coordinator - March 21
Position: Program Coordinator
Schedule: Monday -- Friday 9-5pm
Location: 1459 Barclay Street, Vancouver, BC
Start Date: March 2014
Salary & Benefits: $36,000 - $38,000 year w/ competitive vacation time & benefits package
Contract: One year contract
ABOUT FRIENDS FOR LIFE
Vancouver Friends For Life Society is a non-profit organization which enhances the wellness of individuals living with very serious illnesses, by providing complementary and alternative health and support services. Our holistic health programs nurture the whole person and not just the disease.
We offer approximately 50 different therapies, including Naturopathic and Chinese Medicines, individual support and counseling, group and social support, body and energy therapies, nutrition programs and in-home support for individuals in the palliative stages of illness. All of our services are provided free of charge to our clients and are donated by our volunteer team of over 200 health practitioners.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for the scheduling, supervision and evaluation of all volunteers within the Nutrition Programs & the Welcome Centre thereby contributing to the realization of the Society's vision of promoting health and wellness for people living with a life threatening illness. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Programs & HR and in collaboration with the Client Services & Operations Manager, volunteers, and clients, the Program Coordinator will:
• Oversee nutrition programs (brunches, dinners and cooking classes), including volunteer
training, scheduling and support as well as ensuring supply inventory;
• Oversee the Welcome Centre including, scheduling and supervising all host volunteers;
• Develop and implement wellness workshops and other social support programs;
• Develop and distribute in-house client communication tools (ie. posters & brunch
• Assist in maintaining and developing all wellness programs and services;
• Assist in the collection and record keeping of client and volunteer related statistics;
• Assist with MindBody scheduling and appointments including assisting in updating all program
information/changes/additions as needed;
• Perform other duties as required; and
• Contribute equally to the ongoing development of the Vancouver Friends for Life Society as a
successful and effective health and wellness centre, including attendance at all office-related
meetings and fund development initiatives.
Program Planning and Coordination
• In consultation with the Director of Programs & HR, prepare and follow an annual work
plan, revising and updating as necessary and in alignment with research results and/or
strategic planning directions;
• In consultation with the Executive Director, develops and follows program budget;
• Where requested by the Director of Programs & HR, assist in identifying ongoing program
needs and appropriate response in consultation with clients, facilitators, volunteers, staff and
related community partners;
• Maintain and update MBO and website with all client-related updates and assists with other
Society databases where required;
• Maintain the function and beauty of the main floor at 1459 Barclay to support our healing
• Keep statistics on wellness program utilization and volunteer services.
• Coordinate training and scheduling of Nutrition Program volunteers;
• Anticipate short and long term needs for volunteer cooking crew recruitment and work with
the Director of Programs & HR, to ensure that these needs are met;
• Provide training to new Nutrition Program volunteers including training related to safety,
house tour, policies and procedures;
• Provide ongoing and appropriate support to Nutrition Program volunteers;
• Maintain and purchase kitchen inventory and program supplies; and
• Work in collaboration with volunteers and staff to develop and implement new policies and
procedures to increase and maintain efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client access to the
• Schedule, supervise and support all volunteers hosts;
• Develop and send out the monthly host hot sheet; and
• Anticipate short and long term needs for volunteer hosts and work with the Director of
Programs & HR, to ensure that these needs are met.
Wellness Workshops & Social Programs
• Develop annual roster of wellness workshops;
• Collaborate with the Director of Programs & HR, on recruitment of Wellness Workshop
facilitators and coordinate scheduling;
• Provide ongoing and appropriate support to Wellness Workshop volunteers;
• Promote workshops and activities to clients; and
• Develop new social program initiatives as time allows.
Evaluation and Reporting Requirements
• Assist the Director of Programs & HR, in evaluating the overall success of programming on
ongoing (informal) basis;
• Assist the Director of Programs & HR, in evaluating the overall success of programming on a
formal basis via the following mechanisms:
o Maintenance and tracking of monthly program statistics;
o Assisting in the delivery and analysis of consistent and regular surveys and questionnaires on
relevant programs and services;
o Contacting clients via email, telephone and in person for formal feedback on programs as
o Discussing program and services needs with the Director of Programs & HR, on an ongoing
• Attendance at and participation in a minimum of 4-6 special events throughout the year, as
directed by the Executive Director; and
• Assistance with grant applications and reports.
• Participate in appropriate professional development opportunities including related skills-
building workshops and conferences;
• Keep apprised of new developments in complementary therapies; and
• Keep apprised of the evolving needs of people living with various life-threatening
• Facilitate a work environment that fosters positive energy, creativity and teamwork among
• Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the
staff team; and
• Represent the Society at committee meetings and functions as required.
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor Degree in Recreation and Health, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Health
Promotion or related field
• Minimum 2 years of work related experience
• Experience working in the non-profit sector
• Strong leadership and organizational skills
• An innate ability to problem solve
• Well versed in conflict resolution
• Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with people
• Proven time management skills, to organize and schedule own work assignments
• Strong attention to detail
• Confidence and keen interest in public speaking and workshop facilitation
• Knowledge of life threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV
• Knowledge of complementary and alternative therapies
• Experience and sensitivity in dealing with clients of different backgrounds including visible
and non visible dimensions of diversity
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of appointment booking software
(specifically MindBody Online)
• Experience using social media and web communication tools
• A positive attitude and ability to work in a small shared office space
• Strong personal wellness philosophy and strategies
• Clear boundaries around maintaining a work life balance
APPLICATION AND HIRING PROCESS
Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2014 at 5pm. Please send your cover letter and resume as one PDF attachment. Email applications to Lindsay Wells at email@example.com. Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applicants are identified.
Youth Outreach worker - Mar 14
Eastside Integrated Youth Team ~ Youth Outreach Worker
Full time position - 35 hrs/week
Watari Counseling & Support Services is seeking an energetic person to work with vulnerable youth under the age of 19 frequenting the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. The Youth Outreach Worker is required to understand the issues within the community, have insights into child and adolescent development and knowledge of the child and family services systems. This position requires an individual who is able to work evenings and can demonstrate an awareness of supports/services for vulnerable youth and families. This position works out of our downtown offices on E Hastings Street as part of the Eastside Integrated Youth Team. A driver's license is an asset to this position.
? B.A. or college level diploma related to the position
? Min. 3 years exp. working with the at-risk youth population, preferably in an outreach capacity
? Strong communication skills, verbal and written
? Working knowledge of the child welfare system
? Understanding of child/adolescent development
? Conflict resolution skills
? History of networking/partnering with community agencies
? Successful criminal record search
This position is focused on working with youth under 19 and creating pathways to services across the social determinants of health. A background in psych nursing or mental health/substance use issues is an asset. If you believe you have the appropriate skills and abilities, please forward your resume and cover letter to:
Devika Ramkhelawan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: Friday, March 14, 2014. Please note this job is a reposting. Only successful applicants will be contacted for interviews.
Watari is an equal opportunity employer and encourages visible minorities and people of Aboriginal ancestry to apply
Watari is located on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish people
Education Success Program Coordinator - mar 21
Job Summary: Development and implementation of programming, educational advocacy activities, operations and case management for the Education Success Program ensuring that effective program is consistent with the society mandate and core values. Creating new culture and norms within the foster care community and beyond -- that foster children can have success in their educational careers.
The primary activities are those that any parent might perform on behalf of their own
child's educational career: monitoring grades/attendance; advocating for extra
help/resources; intervening in timely ways to promote students' educational tenure;
creation of individualized education plans based upon each youth's goals; research of
resources that make these goals come to fruition; monitoring/encouraging extra-curricular
Reports To: Program Director
• Post-secondary education and/or a related combination of education and experience
• 1 to 2 years' experience in program supervision and program development
• Advocacy background and training
Skills and Knowledge:
• Communication (Verbal & Written) • Analytical/Research
• Ability to follow and implement program policies and procedures • Flexibility/Adaptability in managing multiple priorities
• Interpersonal Abilities & Team Work Skills • Computer/Technical Literacy
• Multicultural/sensitivity/Awareness • Planning/Organizing & Budgeting Skills
• Problem-Solving/Reasoning/Creativity • Report Writing & Documentation
• Crisis Management/Conflict resolution skills • Ability to teach and mentor lifeskills
• Ability to work independently • Leadership/Management Skills
• Undergo & maintain Criminal Record Check • Standard First Aid
• A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle • Advocacy training/experience
• Produce a clear Driver's Abstract • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
• Proof of vehicle business insurance and $5 million liability • Agrees to the Society's Code of Ethics
• Advocacy skills & experience
• Other certification as required by individual programs • Follows Aunt Leah's Practice Guidelines
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Program Development
• Responsible for the programs development
• Responsible for policy development
• Creating key measurements
• Responsible for creating an Advisory Committee composed of contacts within post-secondary institutions and various school boards as well as education advocates.
2. Program and Case management:
• Provides supervision for Program Staff. Assigns caseloads to staff.
• Plans and oversees weekly educational activities
• Ensures follow up with participants three months and six months after leaving program are completed and tracked
• Ensures staff are documenting effectively and accurately
• Plans and implements celebrations and holiday events
• Liaises with residential program coordinators to ensure a seamless transition between programs.
• Participates in ongoing professional development
2. Personnel and Supervision:
• Provides feedback to the Program Director to ensure that program staffing needs are met and that job descriptions are fulfilled
• Provide guidance and advice to co-workers as needed
• Provides support to staff in times of crisis
• Ensures privacy policies and procedures are being followed
3. Education Networking and Advocacy
• Researches opportunities within each school board for youth
• Researches educational opportunities within the various Ministries (MCFD, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development)
• Researches Post-Secondary programs and develops connections and networks on behalf of Aunt Leah's that will benefit the youth people served (includes bursaries, grants Canada learning bonds).
• Creates a reporting system
• Completes monthly programming report and outcomes reporting
• Completes statistical and evaluation procedures connected to Link program funding
• Assists with report writing to funders
• Ensures participant numbers and activities are maintained to a certain level to ensure continued funding
3. Financial Responsibilities:
• Responsible for providing receipts for petty cash used for participants
• Ensures that expenses follow budget guidelines
4. Health and Safety:
• Is familiar with Aunt Leah's Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
• Attends coordinators meetings, monthly Society Staff Development meetings and chairs Team meetings.
• Liaises and seeks direction from Program Director in crisis situations Attends Society Events as directed by Program Director
• Follows Aunt Leah's Policies and Procedures
• Communication between Transition Workers and youth is confidential
7. On Call:
• Required to be on call as scheduled
Please email resume to Jennifer McFarlane HR and indicate Education Success Program in the subject line.
To apply go to: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/npo/4354223827.html
Woman's Advocate - Mar 14
Diploma in a related Human/Social Service field
Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
Weekday availability preferred
Two years recent related experience
Knowledge of family violence, violence against women and children, community resources.
Mature and level headed
Must be able to take direction and work cooperatively with others.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Excellent oral and written skills
Good organization and time management skills
Crisis intervention, assessment and lay counseling skills
Good conflict resolution skills
Able to be non judgmental and empathetic
Able to work effectively in a team environment
Able to be flexible and creative
Able to maintain personal and professional boundaries
Able to interact effectively and positively with women and children
Able to remain calm in stressful situations within the program
Ability to speak Farsi or another language is an asset
Program Coordinator - March 14
- Oversee nutrition programs (brunches, dinners and cooking classes), including volunteer training, scheduling and support as well as ensuring supply inventory;
- Oversee the Welcome Centre including, scheduling and supervising all host volunteers;
- Develop and implement wellness workshops and other social support programs;
- Develop and distribute in-house client communication tools (ie. posters & brunch announcements);
- Assist in maintaining and developing all wellness programs and services;
- Assist in the collection and record keeping of client and volunteer related statistics;
- Assist with MindBody scheduling and appointments including assisting in updating all program information/changes/additions as needed;
- Perform other duties as required; and
- Contribute equally to the ongoing development of the Vancouver Friends for Life Society as a successful and effective health and wellness centre, including attendance at all office-related meetings and fund development initiatives.
- In consultation with the Director of Programs & HR, prepare and follow an annual work plan, revising and updating as necessary and in alignment with research results and/or strategic planning directions;
- In consultation with the Executive Director, develops and follows program budget;
- Where requested by the Director of Programs & HR, assist in identifying ongoing program needs and appropriate response in consultation with clients, facilitators, volunteers, staff and related community partners;
- Maintain and update MBO and website with all client-related updates and assists with other Society databases where required;
- Maintain the function and beauty of the main floor at 1459 Barclay to support our healing programs; and
- Keep statistics on wellness program utilization and volunteer services.
- Coordinate training and scheduling of Nutrition Program volunteers;
- Anticipate short and long term needs for volunteer cooking crew recruitment and work with the Director of Programs & HR, to ensure that these needs are met;
- Provide training to new Nutrition Program volunteers including training related to safety, house tour, policies and procedures;
- Provide ongoing and appropriate support to Nutrition Program volunteers;
- Maintain and purchase kitchen inventory and program supplies; and
- Work in collaboration with volunteers and staff to develop and implement new policies and procedures to increase and maintain efficiency, cost-effectiveness and client access to the Nutrition Program.
- Schedule, supervise and support all volunteers hosts;
- Develop and send out the monthly host hot sheet; and
- Anticipate short and long term needs for volunteer hosts and work with the Director of Programs & HR, to ensure that these needs are met.
- Develop annual roster of wellness workshops;
- Collaborate with the Director of Programs & HR, on recruitment of Wellness Workshop facilitators and coordinate scheduling;
- Provide ongoing and appropriate support to Wellness Workshop volunteers;
- Promote workshops and activities to clients; and
- Develop new social program initiatives as time allows.
- Assist the Director of Programs & HR, in evaluating the overall success of programming on ongoing (informal) basis;
- Assist the Director of Programs & HR, in evaluating the overall success of programming on a formal basis via the following mechanisms:
- Maintenance and tracking of monthly program statistics;
- Assisting in the delivery and analysis of consistent and regular surveys and questionnaires on relevant programs and services;
- Contacting clients via email, telephone and in person for formal feedback on programs as necessary; and
- Discussing program and services needs with the Director of Programs & HR, on an ongoing basis.
- Attendance at and participation in a minimum of 4-6 special events throughout the year, as directed by the Executive Director; and
- Assistance with grant applications and reports.
- Participate in appropriate professional development opportunities including related skills-building workshops and conferences;
- Keep apprised of new developments in complementary therapies; and
- Keep apprised of the evolving needs of people living with various life-threatening illnesses.
- Facilitate a work environment that fosters positive energy, creativity and teamwork among employees;
- Contribute to short and long-term organizational planning and strategy as a member of the staff team; and
- Represent the Society at committee meetings and functions as required.
- Bachelor Degree in Recreation and Health, Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Health Promotion or related field
- Minimum 2 years of work related experience
- Experience working in the non-profit sector
- Strong leadership and organizational skills
- An innate ability to problem solve
- Well versed in conflict resolution
- Well developed interpersonal and relationship building skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with people
- Proven time management skills, to organize and schedule own work assignments
- Strong attention to detail
- Confidence and keen interest in public speaking and workshop facilitation
- Knowledge of life threatening illnesses such as cancer and HIV
- Knowledge of complementary and alternative therapies
- Experience and sensitivity in dealing with clients of different backgrounds including visible and non visible dimensions of diversity
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office and knowledge of appointment booking software (specifically MindBody Online)
- Experience using social media and web communication tools
- A positive attitude and ability to work in a small shared office space
- Strong personal wellness philosophy and strategies
- Clear boundaries around maintaining a work life balance
Project Coordinator - Mar 21
- Prepare for and attend Division committee meetings (e.g., agenda development, meeting coordination, minute taking, development and distribution of meeting materials);
- Prepare and monitor:
- Project organization and ongoing project requirements (plans, issues / risks, budgets and expenditures); and
- Communication strategies and tools (e.g., Division newsletters, Share Point sites, Power Point Presentations, Work Plans, Status Reports, etc.);
- Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to various project teams and committees;
- Keep the Project and / or Executive Lead informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations.
- Degree or Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent education and experience;
- Minimum of 2 years experience in the support and delivery of multi-faceted projects;
- Proficient in MS Office Suite of products, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint;
- Familiarity with health care issues and environments in British Columbia;
- Familiarity with project management methods and tools;
- Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills;
- Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in team based environments;
- Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and time commitments;
- Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
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