Are you passionate about social justice, collaboration and innovation? Does bringing people together to grow and prepare food excite you? The Community Engagement Coordinator is an opportunity for a resourceful leader who identifies as having a superior green thumb in gardening, being a culinary mastermind, and is passionate about the power of community led programming and initiatives. e4c’s permanent housing residence provides housing for people who due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions, need enhanced levels of housing support.
We believe that the more people are included and involved in all aspects of program delivery the better our community will be. The Community Engagement Coordinator is the hands-on connector that brings everyone together. You will develop a vision and strong voice through meaningful partnerships within the program, and the external community, contributing to the success of a safe home environment.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm and will require some evenings, weekends and on-call responsibilities.
Why Join Our Team
- Full time position includes: health, dental, a robust employee assistance program and other work related benefits.
- In-house collaborative training opportunities and supervisory coaching sessions to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties as a leader.
- Supervise and mentor the Community Engagement Coach through observation, formal and informal coaching session and overall recognition of successes in support of your professional capacity.
- Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, residents, general public and community members to build and model positive neighbor relations.
In Your Role You Will
- Connect and include residents in the cycle of food production through cultivation and care of a community garden.
- Explore social issues that affect current residents and respond to their emerging problems, needs and areas for improvement through relationship-based approaches.
- Oversees, develops and administers food budget.
- Plan and prepare meals in accordance with residents’ preferences in alignment with the Canada Food Guide and licensing requirements for up to 20 residents alongside the Lifeskills Coordinators.
- Maintain food inventory and kitchen supplies in adherence to the food budget.
- Support and supervise the Community Engagement Coach through: performance observation, success recognition, formal and informal feedback and maintaining documentation.
- Recruits personnel in partnership with the Site Manager and e4c’s Human Resources Department.
- Inform and receive information to integrated staff team regarding: progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
- Administers medication for residents.
- Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws and standards.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community.
Education and Certifications
- Diploma in the area of human services, education and/or administration and personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty.
- Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector.
- Required Certifications (or willingness to obtain): First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training
- Participation in AHS Personal Protective Equipment and You E-Learning Course must be completed prior to employment.
- Valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Proof of Vehicle Registration and Vehicle Insurance (with 2 million dollar liability coverage), 3 Year Driver’s abstract and access to a reliable vehicle.
- 3+ years of related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
- 3+ years doing small scale food production and horticulture.
- Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, behavior modification, natural law, strength based, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.
- Proven ability to foster a team environment.
- Experience working in collaborative partnerships.
- Personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset.