Job Posting 68619

Community Assistant
Mission Possible
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, 543 Powell Street
closes in 7 days (Fri, 12 Mar)
part time  •  16-17/hr, commensurate upon experience

About Mission Possible

Mission Possible is a non-profit organization and social enterprise located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We support individuals challenged by homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness, and other barriers to employment to achieve a renewed sense of dignity and purpose through meaningful work. Through our Employment Readiness Program, and our social enterprises, MP Maintenance & MP Neighbours, we equip our program participants with the skills, confidence, and support they need to rejoin the workforce and rebuild a self-sustaining livelihood for themselves.


Position Type

  • Part-time 7-9 hrs/wk, Saturdays at 543 Powell Street 
  • Any remaining hours will be used offsite/online 


Reports to
Community Engagement Coordinator


Job Summary

Mission Possible’s Power Breakfast Program* is an essential outreach tool for our Employment Readiness Program. This program is also an essential service and offers much needed support for over 200 residents in the DTES. As the program lead, the Community Assistant will be responsible for the overall operation of this program. The Community Assistant will work together with other staff and volunteers to ensure the highest degree of satisfaction, efficiency, and safety

*Before COVID-19, Power Breakfast was followed by our Coffee House Program, which is currently suspended until it is safe for a relaunch. Should Coffee House resume, this program also falls under the responsibilities of the Community Assistant.
A commitment of 6 months minimum is required.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate and oversee the Power Breakfast Program
  • Train and supervise Power Breakfast Lead Volunteer, other volunteers, and the Kitchen Assistant
  • Work collaboratively with the Volunteer Lead and the Kitchen Assistant to ensure coffee and meals are prepared and served to guests in a dignified manner
  • Interact with breakfast guests and Mission Possible volunteers 
  • Promote Mission Possible’s Employment Readiness Program 
  • Oversee the cleanup of meals and sanitizing of dishes/equipment and reinforce COVID-19 safety practices to minimize risk  
  • Ensure a safe and positive environment is maintained at all times
  • Send weekly reports to the Community Engagement Coordinator and respond to email communication
  • FoodSafe Level 1, Naloxone training, or First Aid Level C+ certification are assets. 

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