Job Posting 101859

Social Programs Coordinator
Alzheimer Society
Hamilton area
closes in 10 days (Sun, 23 Jun)
part time  •  $22.58 to $28.23 per hour

The Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton (ASBHNHH) is looking for a part-time Social Programs Coordinator working 21 hours per week. Under the direction of Team Lead, Education, Social Programs and Volunteer Services, this position plans, coordinates, facilitates and evaluates group-based social programs for persons living with Dementia (PLWD) or PLWD and their care partners in Hamilton. These programs are designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction for PLWD or PLWD and their care partners.  This position is also responsible for promoting our social programs to various community stakeholders and partners.


The Alzheimer Society is an equal opportunity employer, and we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities in which we live and serve. We respect, honour, and celebrate the diversity in our community that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, class, neurodiversity and religion. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and AODA and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


The hourly range for this role is $22.58 - $28.23 per hour.  This position is primarily located in our Hamilton Office but does require occasional travel throughout the Greater Hamilton area. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. The schedule for the 21 hours per week is flexible and will be determined based on the availability of the successful applicant. Occasional work outside of these hours including evenings or weekends may be required.


Specialized Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of dementia and expertise in all aspects of dementia care.
  • Experience in using Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA)
  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating social and recreation programs with persons living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners.
  • Excellent group facilitation skills, written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in presenting and public speaking.
  • Ability to use discretion, sound judgment and tact in handling sensitive/confidential information and situations.
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and in a self-directed manner with a minimal amount of supervision.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with professionals from a variety of disciplines, both within and outside of ASBHNHH.
  • Brings an enthusiastic, empathetic, positive thinking approach.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications and databases.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset.

Educational Requirements:

A degree or diploma in health or social services is required. Designation with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (R/TRO) or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is an asset.


Benefits and Working Conditions:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation to start (+ 2 additional float days)
  • Excellent Group Benefits package
  • Generous paid sick time after three months
  • Competitive Group RRSP package after one year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment


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