We (Pathways Clubhouse) are a community based non-profit registered charity serving adults in the Vancouver area who are living with mental health challenges. We are located in Richmond, BC and currently have over 300 active members, an average daily attendance of over 70, 25 employees, and are open every day of the year.
We pride ourselves in offering hope, encouragement and opportunities to our members. The services we presently offer include pre-vocational, employment, volunteering, housing, education, physical wellness, social, and public mental health education. Our unique model provides a barrier-free collegial environment where members and staff work together to accomplish the work of the Clubhouse.
We are located in a purpose-built space within a community-focused building.
As a Program Staff (Chinese Support Program), you will liaise with services and programs that serve the Chinese speaking community, and facilitate volunteer-run support groups for family members of Chinese speaking persons with a mental illness. You have an excellent command of the English, Cantonese and Mandarin languages and are able to work independently with minimal supervision. You will also be responsible to educate Clubhouse members and staff about Chinese cultural events.
You have a university degree in the Social Services Field or an equivalent combination of related education and experience, combined with at least one years’ experience working with people with mental health conditions.
As our Clubhouse is accredited through Clubhouse International, part of your responsibility will be to ensure we continue to uphold the requirements of our accreditation, and standards, and you have or are willing to attend Clubhouse International Colleague Training.
You are comfortable working side-by-side with staff and members in a generalist role where you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities across the breadth of our offerings. You will typically work two days a week and are available to work evenings, weekends and statutory holidays as needed. As the role may involve driving members and staff to events and activities, you will have access to a reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance. You will also hold Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 or equivalent and CPR. Since you will be working with a vulnerable sector, you understand the requirement for the satisfactory completion of a Criminal Records Check.
This position is part-time (15 hours per week) as well as one Saturday per month.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Barbara Fee, Public Education Program Manager, by Monday, April 12th at 4:00pm.
Please note, this posting is intended to describe the general nature and level of work applicable to this position and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
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