Opportunities

Seniors Community Connector

TERMS: Full-time role for 35 hours a week

WAGE: $29 per hour

LOCATION: This is a community-based role, and requires access to a vehicle and the ability to travel.

CLOSING DATE: May 3, 2024


Job Summary:

Are you looking to make a positive impact in the lives of older adults?

We’re pleased to announce a newly created role for a Seniors Community Connector to join their organization. Join us in creating an environment where seniors can access the resources and support they need to age safely in the right place.

 

The Seniors Community Connector role

The Seniors Community Connector will play a vital role in bridging the gap between healthcare and social care. Collaborating with community and health organizations, you’ll provide non-medical support to older adults to enhance their health and well-being in our community. From conducting assessments to developing personalized care plans, your experience and interpersonal skills will make a meaningful impact on the lives of seniors and their families. 

 

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social service or related Human Services field, or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of seniors’ issues and challenges related to healthy aging
  • Familiarity with local healthcare systems, particularly on the Sunshine Coast
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent experience working with seniors and diverse populations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance

You are:

  • Able to connect empathetically with seniors and provide effective support
  • Proficient in crisis intervention and conflict resolution
  • Collaborative and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficient in computer skills

 

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Community Engagement Assistant (CANADA SUMMER JOBS 2024)

TERMS: 30 hours a week

WAGE: $18 per hour

LOCATION: Resource Centre in Sechelt

CLOSING DATE: May 3, 2024

 

The Community Engagement Assistant Role –  This is a student position under the Canada Summer Jobs program. The Community Engagement Assistant will:

● Support communications, such as coordinating communications strategies for programs, projects & events, including website and social media activities, Enews support, and visual content development for the organization.

● Coordinate an engagement strategy that promotes the programs, services, and opportunities that the Resource Centre offers individuals and organizations on the Sunshine Coast.

● Administrative support to Client Record Management, including data input.

● Offer direct client support for information and referral services, guiding clients to appropriate resources and assisting in problem-solving.

● Assist with Resource Centre operations, including Legal Aid, Poverty Law advocacy, and the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy.

 

To be eligible for this Canada Summer Jobs opportunity, you are:

● Age between 15 and 30 at the start of employment

● Eligible to work in Canada

● Strong interpersonal skills and a reliable team player

● Ability to meet deadlines and attention to detail

● Creative thinking skills, with some events planning experience preferred but not required

 

How Can I Apply?

The Resource Centre offers a values-driven, purposeful, and rewarding environment, the opportunity to make an impact alongside a dedicated and professional team, and the chance to further this organization’s positive impact on the Sunshine Coast. Please submit, in confidence, your resume with a letter of introduction to hr@resourcecentre.ca by 4 p.m. on May 3, 2024. 

About the Sunshine Coast Resource Centre: The Sunshine Coast Resource Centre is a navigation and advocacy hub which supports clients to have fair access to government, legal, health and social services resources to improve their health and well-being. Our guiding values include inclusion, collaboration, respect and advocacy. The Resource Centre has also led many community development projects, including the Sunshine Coast Poverty Reduction Strategy.

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