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Job Number:  34349
Community Developer Assistant
Job Posted: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017
(31 days ago)
DTES Neighburhood House
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $13.00 per hour


573 East Hastings [@ Princess]

Mailing address:  408-533 East Hastings Street

Vancouver BC V6A 1P9

Job Description

Summer Student Position at the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House (DTES NH)

Community Developer Assistant

Duration: 10 weeks, Full-time 35 hours per week, $13.00 per hour 9-10 weeks over the summer

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide programming and referral for those is poverty, homeless and under-housed, those with mental health, addiction and physical disabilities and seniors from the DTES.
  • Provide referrals and service to new immigrants and refugees in our drop-in programs
  • Provide referrals and services to members of the aboriginal community
  • Assist with community events, including working with local artists and organizations to plan the 150th Celebration of Canada’s Anniversary through our One Community Festival with a focus on social, cultural and historical connections to the community
  • Welcome, provide service and make referrals those new to the community, refugees and immigrants by facilitating events in a variety of NH themes and language classes[Building Inclusive Neighbourhoods, Right to Food, Environmental Justice, etc.]
  • Assist with the Community Drop In at the DTES NH Prepare food in accordance with our Food Philosophy with a focus on healthy eating for Seniors and others living with chronic health problems
  • Update signage to referring agencies and events (programming and general)
  • Assist with Seniors community kitchen programming
  • Assist with Aboriginal community kitchen programming
  • Assist with Kids Kitchen programming
  • Support NH Programming staff and guests such as workshop facilitators/resource people
  • Help with summer tutoring programs
  • Assist with recruiting  volunteers
  • Work with Quebec Education exchange group in conjunction with UBC education program
  • Co-facilitate monthly volunteer training with Volunteer Coordinator
  • Participate in mentoring program and attend staff meetings
  • Complete Incident Reports as required
  • Work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively within the culture of our staff team
  • Assist in the maintenance of an orderly, organized programming space
  • Participate in nutritional outreach program in the Downtown Eastside twice monthly ( Banana Beat and Mobile Smoothie)
  • Make member referrals where appropriate
  • Other tasks as needed to keep programs running smoothly



  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Understanding and practice of confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability, high energy and enthusiasm to work in a team, solid work ethic with a can do attitude
  • Skill or interest in food, and food security
  • Proven understanding of non-judgmental behaviour
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort working with people of all ages, genders, ancestries, sexual orientations, abilities, occupations and classes
  • Ability to speak French, Cantonese or Mandarin is an asset
  • Understanding of the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Computer, media and IT skills are an asset
  • Would suit  student interested in social sciences, social work, nursing, education or nutrition
  • Must be under 30 years of age and a full time returning student.  Aboriginal, and those with diverse backgrounds and local youth are encouraged to apply


  • Actively participate in weekly mentorship meetings and career planning meetings


Please send resume and cover letter to:    

With “Summer Student” in the subject line


No phone calls please.  We thank everyone for taking the time to apply.  We will only contact successful candidates.



The DTES NH acknowledges and honours the fact that our community lies

within the traditional Territory of the Coast Salish People









How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Position subject to funding approval
Please send resume and cover letter to:
With “Summer Student” in the subject line
No phone calls please
Contact Details:

www:   www.dtesnhouse.ca

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