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Job Number:  43493
Programs Assistant
Job Posted: Thursday, 12 April 2018
Closing Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
(89 days ago)
Seniors Services Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: New Westminster Salary: $14.00

Seniors Services Society is a non-profit agency located in New Westminster, B.C. that provides support services for seniors in New Westminster to live independently, and housing information and outreach services for seniors throughout Metro Vancouver.


The society is currently recruiting a full-time contract Programs Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of issues facing seniors and vulnerable adults in the Lower Mainland, while working alongside a dedicated team of staff who will guide and support the Assistant throughout their work placement.


This role is part of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program, and therefore certain applicant eligibility criteria apply – see qualifications section (below) for details.


Job Description:

Within the vision and mission statements of the Society and reporting to Office Administrator, the Programs Assistant will provide support and assistance to maintain and improve programs for seniors and vulnerable adults.


Key Work Objectives:

  • Assist the Housing Department with regular duties including (but not limited to):
    1. Setting up Temporary Housing Program Units
    2. Moving clients
    3. Performing online housing searches
    4. Providing information and referrals to clients.
  • Assist the Support Services Department with regular duties including (but not limited to):
    1. Meals on Wheels
    2. Social Bus Trips
    3. Client surveys
  • Provide reception duties as needed
  • Other duties as required



  • Knowledge and/or interest in seniors issues an asset
  • Knowledge and/or interest in working with those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness an asset as the agency is a provider of services to said population
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently with minimal supervision
  • Sound problem-solving skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to work as an effective and cooperative team member

This is an HRSDC Canada Summer Job, therefore applicants must also:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Seniors Services Society appreciates and thanks all interested applicants. We encourage applications from students living with disabilities, aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minority groups to apply.  


Additional Information:

The position is Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Wage is $14/hour for 16 weeks. (approx: May 7th to August 24th, 2018)

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please submit your resume and cover letter via fax or e-mail only, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Contact Details:
Kyoko Takahashi
Support Services Supervisor
Seniors Services Society
750 Carnarvon St.,
New Westminster, BC, V3M 1E7

Fax: 604-520-1798
www:   www.seniorsservicessociety.ca

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