Sector Job Postings

Community Support Coordinator
GEF Seniors Housing
The Community Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the implementation of the Meaningful Engagement Project and identifying and implementing strategies to enhance programs within the organization that will improve community culture and support meaningful engagement of seniors. The successful candidate will be responsible for working with seniors to identify barriers to engagement and facilitate connections to internal and external community resources, utilize data to inform programmatic changes and development as well as engage staff in the delivery of innovative senior relevant engagement activities.
Requirements:
-Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Degree in Social Work or other Human Services profession is an asset
-Strong knowledge of community development, project management and volunteer supervision is an asset
-Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
-Experience working with Seniors is an asset
-Strong customer service skills including the ability to interact and engage with seniors in a respectful manner
-Strong planning, facilitating and organizational skills with a flexible and collaborative approach
-Effective problem-solving and decision making skills
-Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The position will remain open until filled.
Program Manager
Canterbury Foundation (Health Services Division)
As a platform for growth within the Health Services department, this Program Manager role provides the opportunity to shape the uniqueness of care models and approaches to nursing within this senior’s living facility. The Canterbury Foundation is seeking an ambitious, motivated, and influential Registered Nurse that will not only be relied upon for decision making, but for encouraging and delivering service excellence. The Program Manger will sustain a continuous improvement mindset, and will be responsible for the execution of the health services strategy, which promotes the dignity, independence, self-determination, privacy and choice of seniors.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree, good standing license with CARNA, and minimum of 3 years experience and demonstrated success in a continuing care role.
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. For more information, or to submit your resume, please contact Sandy Jacobson (Vice President of Richardson Executive Search), at 780-944-137 or sandy.jacobson@richardsonsearch.ca.
Ageing to Sageing Community Animator
Sage Seniors Association
This permanent, full-time position will employ an intentional community development approach in mobilizing the gifts and potential of seniors to facilitate engagement in activities that can contribute to the improved wellbeing of individuals and families in north east Edmonton. The Animator will work with the Ageing to Sageing Outreach Coordinator to engage seniors in the community, monitor and evaluate assumptions, activities, and endeavors, and to inform and guide the program. 
The successful candidate will be College or University prepared in a wellbeing related field, such as community development, recreation therapy, social work, nursing, or occupational therapy. The position requires a valid Driver’s License and show proof of 2 million dollar liability insurance.
For a complete job description and application instructions visit www.MySage.ca. The deadline is August 4, 2017.
Community Support Manager
GEF Seniors Housing
The Community Support Manager is responsible for overseeing the New Horizons for Seniors (NHSP) funding of the GEF Outreach Program in addition to managing the support resource to Sites for tenants/residents with social support needs. The successful candidate will be responsible for assessments, interventions, and referrals where applicable and providing supportive counselling and problem solving to residents/tenants on a prioritized basis.
Requirements:
-Strong English communication skills, both written and verbal
-Degree in Social Work or Human Services is required
-Experience working in a supervisory or management position would be an asset
-Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office
-Experience working with Seniors and/or persons with addictions or mental health issues is an asset
-Strong customer service skills including the ability to interact with seniors in a respectful manner
-Strong leadership and organizational skills with a flexible and collaborative approach
-Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
-Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions. The position will remain open until filled.
Outreach Coordinator for Older Adults (Full-time)
North Edmonton Seniors Association
The Outreach Coordinator’s role is to provide outreach services to enhance the overall well-being of isolated and at–risk seniors (age 55 years and older) in the northeast Edmonton area and support seniors to “age in place” in the community. The Outreach Coordinator will also work closely with staff and volunteers to develop and support existing outreach programs at the centre.
Some key responsibilities:
-Conduct home visits to referred clients and complete needs assessments
-Monitor clients with telephone calls or occasional home visits and provide social and emotional support
-Provide information and referral (if needed) regarding advocacy, and crisis supports to clients
-Plan and organize outreach programs and activities, outings, or events
-Facilitate outreach partnerships in the community
-Train and supervise volunteers
Some required knowledge, skills and abilities:
-An undergraduate degree in Social Work (RSW) or other related field. Consideration will be given to those who have a diploma in a related field along with previous experience in working in human services.
-Excellent communications, assessment and interviewing skills
-Knowledge of community services and resources pertaining to older adults
-Evidence of sensitivity and respect for individuals regardless of age, race, culture, socio-economic status, religion, sexual orientation, or belief systems
-A vehicle and valid operator’s license is required
-A satisfactory Police Information Check Certificate including Vulnerable Sector Check
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions.
Outreach Worker for Older Adults (Part-time)
North Edmonton Seniors Association
The Outreach Worker will work collaboratively to assist the Outreach Coordinator in providing outreach services to enhance the overall well-being of isolated and at-risk seniors (age 55 years and older) in the northeast Edmonton area and support seniors to “age in place” in the community.
Some key responsibilities:
-May conduct home visits to referred clients and complete needs assessments
-Monitor clients via telephone calls or occasional home visits, providing social and/or emotional support
-Provide information and referral (if needed) regarding advocacy and crisis supports to clients
-Maintain records of all outreach client case load, referrals, contacts and programs ensuring confidentiality as per NESA’s -Records Information Management program.
-Plan, implement and evaluate annual Health & Wellness Fair
-Submit Outreach information to monthly newsletter and seasonal Program & Activity Guide
Some required knowledge, skills and abilities:
-Social Work Diploma. Consideration will be given to those who have a diploma in a related field along with previous experience in working in human services.
-Excellent communications, assessment and interviewing skills
-Knowledge of community services and resources pertaining to older adults
-Evidence of sensitivity and respect for individuals regardless of age, race, culture, socio-economic status, religion, sexual orientation, or belief systems
-A vehicle and valid operator’s license is required
-A satisfactory Police Information Check Certificate including Vulnerable Sector Check
Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions.
Drama Instructor
Westend Seniors Activity Centre is actively seeking a drama instructor to help lead our drama group. This position will take place at WSAC and the drama group will meet once a week starting in September. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with experience in drama who can help lead our group who will be preparing for a performance in the spring. If you are interested or want to know more, contact Alex Boisclair, Program Coordinator, via email at programs@westendseniors.com or by phone at 780-483-1209.
Connection Enhancement Social Worker
SCONA Seniors Center
The SCONA Seniors Center is seeking a registered social worker whose responsibility it will be to provide opportunities for seniors to build a lasting, effective social network. This will be achieved through the planning and delivery of age appropriate programs and activities.
Qualifications
Diploma or degree of Social Work; proof of registration with the ACSW is required or must be obtained within the three month probationary period; understanding of the changing needs of seniors as they age and the implications of isolation and living in poverty; experience in program/activity planning and delivery; excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; gregarious, compassionate, patient, approachable, assertive; creative thinker, flexible, strong team player, clear personal and professional boundaries; ability to work independently in a fast paced environment; ability to lift and carry 25 pounds. Valid driver’s license, proof of liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000, clear driver’s abstract, and a criminal record check are required.
This is a one year term position that will be extended dependent upon funding. The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Review the complete job posting for details on the position and application instructions.