Job Posting 86657

Community Connector
Archway Community Services
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley
Abbotsford
closes in 2 days (Sun, 14 Aug)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $24.00 per hour

JOB POSTING 2022-70-01
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

Social Prescribing

Community Connector

Wage: $24.00 per hour

Full time

Temporary – Ending March 31st, 2023, or dependent on funding

 

Connect seniors to supportive services with the team at Archway

Come Help Us Help People

Location: Abbotsford

Onsite

Job Summary:

The Community Connector oversees the operation and delivery of the Social Prescribing Program.  This position works with General Practitioners (GPs) to connect referred clients to support services and programs as prescribed by the GP.  The Connector reaches out to socially isolated and disengaged seniors at risk of frailty and develops an appropriate wellness plan that connects seniors to community-based seniors support services and programs in Abbotsford.  The Social Prescribing program has 3 main goals: 1) to increase social support, physical activity, and good nutrition for seniors at risk of frailty; 2) to support seniors in staying at home for longer; 3) reduce home health, GP, and emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Your Role:

Archway’s Community Connector with the Social Prescribing Program contributes by:

  • Conducting intake assessments to determine client needs and supports using a client centered approach.
  • Connecting at-risk older adults to supportive services for a positive effect on overall wellbeing.
  • Monitoring client progress at follow-up intervals and ensuring smooth transitions during program discharge.

This position is a great fit for someone with a passion for engaging with and supporting at-risk older adults, promoting their independence and overall wellbeing.

Our Offer

  • $24.00 per hour.
  • A full-time position at 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday.
  • Position is temporary, beginning August 29th 2022 & ending March 31st 2023 (possibility of extension).
  • Build your experience working with at-risk seniors.
  • Rewarding work in a positive office environment.
  • Great opportunities to network with other Archway employees.
  • In-house training opportunities.
  • A great benefits package including extended health and dental, you choose your plan.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes online access to wellness resources.

Getting an Interview – you will be considered if you have:

  • A certificate focusing on Community Support Work, Health, or a related field. A combination of education and related work experience may be considered.
  • Valid class 5 BC driver’s license, and satisfactory driving abstract.
  • First Aid Certification or willingness to take the training.
  • At least 1 year experience with direct program delivery.
  • At least 1 year experience working with seniors or other vulnerable populations.
  • Experience coordinating volunteers is an asset.
  • Good computer skills, able to use information databases, Microsoft Office365, and virtual meeting tools such as Teams effectively.

The Job Requires you to have:

  • Responsive communication skills via telephone, email, and other online tools.
  • Strong verbal, written, and active listening skills, with ability to communicate respectfully and effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills.
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills, able to prioritize and manage competing tasks.
  • Familiar with issues faced by seniors, including accessibility, mobility, food security, common health issues, loneliness, and frailty.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, able to identify client needs and achieve outcomes.
  • The ability to interact with difficult people or people in difficult situations.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check.

 

Closing date is August 14th, 2022

 

No phone calls please. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

Your resume may also be forwarded to other Programs for their consideration for their job vacancies.  If you do not wish for your application to be shared with other Programs, please send an e-mail to with DO NOT FORWARD TO OTHER PROGRAMS, in the subject line of the e-mail and the job reference number to which you applied, in the body of the e-mail.

Archway's goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Equity and diversity are essential to excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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