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Job Details

Job Number:  50958
Seniors Coordinator
Job Posted: Saturday, 12 January 2019
Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019
(48 days ago)
West Richmond Community Association
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Richmond Salary: $25.50/hr

West Richmond Community Association is seeking a dynamic, creative, excellence-driven professional to coordinate programs and services for seniors.




  • Develop, implement, coordinate and evaluate recreational, wellness, social, cultural and educational programs and services that are inclusive and responsive to the diverse needs of seniors and based on best practices, emerging trends, direct consultation, and program evaluation
  • Perform duties consistent with the City's Corporate Priorities, Seniors Service and Age-Friendly Assessment and Action Plans
  • Enhance programming through the provision of meaningful volunteer opportunities
  • Partner with community agencies to reach seniors who are underserved, isolated and at-risk; to reduce barriers and increase access to community resources; and to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services to meet their complex needs


  • Recruit, screen, hire, train and evaluate instructors, volunteers, group liaisons and practicum students

Customer Service/Communication

  • Develop relationships that are trusting and build rapport with seniors in one-on-one and group settings; solicit feedback on programs from seniors, caregivers and families
  • Provide information and referral services as appropriate. Develop and maintain networks and act as a resource with community agencies including health, housing, and social services
  • Present seniors-related information and service needs to public groups, peers, staff, boards and the community
  • Create and distribute promotional, marketing, and educational materials using a variety of tools for seniors, caregivers, and families
  • Deal with difficult and complex situations, requiring sound judgement and the ability to assess and respond accordingly. Articulate boundaries governing appropriate behaviour and use of facilities

Safety/Risk Management

  • Work with people with complex chronic conditions including mental health issues, addictions and sensory and mobility needs to accurately assess risk in programs and services
  • Follow and implement risk management and emergency protocols as required; complete First Aid reports in a timely manner


  • Prepare and manage program budget
  • Prepare written reports; create and maintain procedures for staff and volunteers
  • Book facilities, buses, drivers, and plan/prepare detailed schedules/itineraries for programs/trips
  • Research and apply for funding opportunities. Administer and report on granted funds appropriately following required timelines
  • Set goals within work plan consistent with the guiding principles for the City's Seniors Service and Age-friendly Assessment and Action Plans
  • Other related duties as assigned and may vary according to each facility


  • Completion of a diploma in a social service or related field with two years’ experience working with seniors
  • Experience with program development, group facilitation, applied leadership, supervision, and budget management
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Standard or Emergency First Aid Training & CPR
  • Successful applicant must pass a Police Information Check



  • Experience and/or education related to social work, mental health, addictions, and informal counseling.
  • Volunteer and human resource experience
  • Conflict resolution skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Second language and/or intercultural experience
  • Marketing and event planning skills
  • Experience with volunteer boards
  • Class 4 Licence


  • 24-28 hours per week (Evening and weekend work may be a requirement of this position)
  • $25.50 per hour (As of September 1, 2018)
  • Benefits package after 3 months
How to Apply:
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Interested candidates may apply for this position by sending a cover letter and resume to:
Attention – Recreation Leader
West Richmond Community Centre

The deadline for receiving applications is November 30, 2018 at 12:00pm.
The West Richmond Community Association thanks all applicants in advance for their interest.
Only those candidates under further consideration will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Attn: Recreation Leader
West Richmond Community Association
9180 No 1 Rd
Richmond, BC, V7E 6L5

Tel: 604-238-8400
www:   www.richmond.ca/westrichmond

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