Job Posting 102181

Activity Coordinator
Society of Sharing
Toronto Metro area
Toronto
closes in 5 days (Sun, 28 Jul)
part time - temporary / contract  •  $19.00 per hour

Society of Sharing (SOS) is a community-focused, values-based, and collaborative organization that strives for excellence and accountability. SOS is an incorporated, charitable, non-profit organization that provides free services to isolated, lonely and frail seniors. All our programs are designed to reduce social isolation, promote social connection, and improve the well-being of housebound clients.

 

We are searching for a part-time Activity Coordinator who will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of culturally appropriate activities and services that maintain and promote the physical, emotional and cognitive well-being of the senior participants. This position reports to the Executive Director, and will be based in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Are you looking to join a fun and dynamic team hoping to make a difference in the community? We want to hear from you!

 

Why work with us?

 

We offer professional development opportunities, and generous leave provisions. Our organization also provides work life balance!

 

Responsibilities

 

Program Facilitation

 

  • Organize and facilitate weekly social gatherings and program activities (socialization groups, Christmas gift wrapping, volunteer events, birthday parities, etc.).
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate activity plans tailored to participant needs, ensuring safety and seamless operation.
  • Develop monthly activity calendars with participant input and collaborate on special events and outings.
  • Oversee setup and cleanup for events, with volunteers providing support.
  • Coordinate monthly activities, birthday parties, and grocery shopping for snacks, with volunteer assistance.
  • Monitor participant attendance, interactions, and safety, addressing conflicts or crises as they arise.
  • Manage program resources, including supplies and expenditures, and conduct evaluations for continuous improvement.
  • Supervise and provide feedback to volunteers, ensuring adequate support and satisfaction.
  • Resolve day-to-day concerns from volunteers and participants, and promote the program within the community

 

Other

 

  • Provide accurate client and volunteer information reports, client/volunteer statistics and a subsequent monthly report for the executive director.
  • Actively promote and participate in fundraising activities, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • College Diploma in Recreation or Activation or equivalent in social services, geriatrics, gerontology, or related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with seniors and/or persons with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning and development specifically tailored for seniors.
  • Excellent skills in implementing and evaluating activities with cultural appropriateness and sensitivity to participants' needs.
  • Experience in leading volunteer teams toward common goals within a programmatic context.
  • Ability to effectively facilitate groups while maintaining a positive and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills.
  • Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector is an asset.
  • Knowledge of social services community resources.
  • Strong written and oral English communication skills; additional languages considered an asset.
  • Access to a vehicle with a valid driver's license.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Location: 25 Linden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1V5

Compensation: $19.00 per hour

Hours: 27 hours per week, including evenings, weekends and occasional overtime is required

How to apply: If you are interested in the above opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to . The posting will remain open until filled.

 

Note: As part of the initial recruitment process, applicants must confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

 

SOS is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to hiring staff that reflect the diversity in our community. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants with disabilities to participate in the interview process upon request to . We invite candidates from diverse communities to apply.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in SOS. We will only contact those selected for consideration.

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