Burnaby Neighbourhood House is currently seeking a professional with experience working with seniors to join our team as the coordinator of the Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors (TAPS). The Coordinator will develop and oversee a new activity program addressing the social, emotional, and physical needs of frail seniors living in Burnaby.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- To create programs and services that welcome seniors of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
- To build close working relationships with senior-serving organizations, health and city departments, multicultural organizations, and other existing community programs to generate appropriate referrals from a range of sources to the TAPS program.
- To conduct intake interviews and assessment processes to ascertain the needs of the senior client and make referrals to appropriate internal and community resources.
- To recruit, train, and support volunteers in leadership roles in the implementation of the TAPS program.
- To develop and implement a therapeutic day program for frail seniors.
- To oversee the evaluation and reporting process. Involves gathering statistical information on contacts made and preparing progress reports on a monthly and annual basis.
- To oversee case files of senior participants and liaise with support networks.
- To work as part of the BNH staff team and encourage the involvement of seniors in the community.
- To attend meetings that relate to seniors’ issues as necessary
- To supervise staff and provide leadership to team planning and meetings
- To oversee the administration of program revenues and expenditures.
- Degree or diploma in a seniors’ related field plus training and/or experience in program development, coordination and evaluation, or equivalent education and training.
- Strong skills and experience in working with seniors and volunteers.
- Past experience supervising staff and leading a team.
- Excellent communication, writing, planning and problem solving abilities.
- Proven ability to work effectively with diverse populations and with a broad range of community and public partners.
- Passion for supporting seniors to overcome social isolation and encourage the building of their strengths and active participation in the community.
- Knowledge and awareness of issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism.
- Willingness to be flexible and adaptable in the workplace
- Driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
- Current Emergency first-aid certification or willing to obtain
The Therapeutic Activation Program for Seniors Coordinator reports to the Manager of Seniors’ Services.
Hours & Pay rate:
35 hours per week
Rate of pay between $24.05 (dependent on experience), plus benefits.
- BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ candidates are encouraged to apply
- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19