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Job Number:  46387
Community Drop-In Facilitator
Job Posted: Wednesday, 18 July 2018
Closing Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
(70 days ago)
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Downtown Eastside, DTES Salary: 19$ - 22.50$ per hour

Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House


573 East Hastings [@ Princess]

Vancouver BC V6A 1P9


The Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House is looking for a dynamic individual to lead several programs and manage our day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will be passionate about our Right to Food philosophy, work from a strengths-based perspective, and effectively bring people together from different corners of the community. This a great opportunity for someone that wants to combine their creativity with strong organizational skills and an interest in community development work.

We pride ourselves in providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space where our neighbours can come and learn, share their gifts, and be accepted for who they are.

Community Drop-In Facilitator and Manger of Operations - Job Description – May 2018


  • Oversee the smooth running, staffing and volunteer coordination of the Community Drop-In, Banana Beat and Mobile Smoothie programs
  • Opening and closing the DTES NH with Volunteer support for Programming
  • Coordinate students, volunteers, and staff to ensure programs are operating within the mandate of the NH Right to Food Charter and related funders
  • Oversee the smooth running, set up, safety, security and staffing of all Community Kitchen projects undertaken by the NH and liaise and act as the point of contact for community groups offering similar programs at the NH
  • Provide program direction for Fathers for Thought program
  • Create and publish a monthly calendar of activities
  • Provide statistics on designated kitchen programs, meals served, staffing, volunteer hours, etc.



  • Oversee all licensing requirements and overall operation of the house
  • Ensure health and safety and security procedures are in compliance for the kitchen, staff and volunteers
  • Maintaining an orderly, organized programming space ensuring that the recycling, organics and waste are well maintained and prepared for pick-ups, ordering and shopping for program supplies etc.
  • Updating all Neighbourhood House signage as needed



Other aspects of the role:

  • Advocate for the Right to Food in the community
  • Adhering to the DTES NH Code of conduct policies and procedures
  • Supporting the work of the Right to Food programming with outside groups, attend meetings and network with organizations with shared values
  • Attending staff meetings as required, complete Incident Reports as required and work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively with staff team
  • Assist with staff team in planning and facilitating special events
  • Write reports to funders and community groups when required
  • Other duties as needed for the Neighbourhood House’s smooth operation as assigned by the Executive Director


Here are the requirements/skills/experience/aptitudes that the ideal candidate will posses. However, we will consider other relevant training, experience and factors on a case-by-case basis.


  • Minimum 2 years experience working with diverse or challenging populations
  • Related education in social services, social work, health or education
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Mature judgment, a sense of humour, ability to handle stress, and a “can-do attitude”
  • Ability or willingness to cook great tasting, healthy, organic food
  • Understanding of approaches to community-based assets and development
  • Food safe certification, first aid, non-violent conflict resolution – within one month of hire
  • Standard (Class 5) drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle an asset
  • Pass a criminal records check and background check - mandatory
  • Able to lift 40-50 lbs


35 hours per week, $19- $22 per hour based on experience


Please send resume and cover letter to:


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.
Contact Details:
Rory Sutherland
Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House
408-533 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC, V6A1P9

www:   dtesnhouse.ca

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