Job Posting 70526

Community Worker
Red Bear Healing Home Society
Central / Halifax area, Halifax
closes in 2 days (Mon, 10 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  13.10

Roles and Responsibilities

The Community Worker has the responsibility to assist people who are experiencing poverty.  The main duties are to:

  • Be an ambassador for Red Bear Healing Home
  • Develop and maintain community relationships and networks
  • Builds a sense of trust in our communities
  • Treat people with respect

Term(s) 1 full time for 8 weeks/35 hrs. per week and 1 part time for 12 weeks at 15 hrs per week - starting in May 2021

 

Education and Other Requirements

  • A degree in or working towards a Bachelor degree or Masters in sociology, social work, psychology, international development; Community College Human
  • Must be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
  • Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Certificates in First Aid, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid Seniors, Peer Support, Suicide Prevention and/or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or willingness to attain are assets

Qualifications

  • Honest, reliable, patient, kind, friendly, integrity and non-judgmental
  • Experience working or volunteering with the public, the voluntary sector or with people who are experiencing poverty in Nova Scotia
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; a good listener
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Mail Chimp and Social Media)
  • Detail oriented
  • Motivated/self-starter/ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Must be able maintain confidentiality
  • Agree to Red Bear Healing Homes principles and mandate (see website)
  • Knowledge of services available for people experiencing poverty preferred
  • A willingness to listen, learn, develop new skills and respond to guidance
  • English plus another language would be considered as asset
  • People with lived experience--disabilities, recovered from substance abuse or other, poverty, homelessness, mental health issues—are considered assets
  • Cell phone, computer with Microsoft office, internet and transportation are assets

Duties

  • Contact and schedule presence at community hubs, soup and community kitchens, food banks, community events, shelters, workshops, conferences and other nonprofits for in person sign up for free voice mail, information, resources, referrals and promotions and to make presentations (pending covid situation)
  • Data entry
  • Provide access to resources, information and provide referrals where necessary
  • Develop newsletters, press releases and PSAs and use social media
  • Develop reports
  • Find funding assistance to sustain program and services
  • Facilitate evaluation and success of program
  • Access used household necessities and cell phones and deliver (pending need)
  • Other duties as required

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