Position Details: This is a part-time position for 280 hours total; must work at least 12 hours per week
To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria(as per the Canada Summer Jobs Program):
a) be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
b) be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
c) have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations
Note: International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.
Fundraising & Communications Manager
Within the context of a client/resident-centered care model and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Recreational Support Worker works in a team based environment to coordinate programming at The Lighthouse and in the community to ensure therapeutic, recreational activities that improve individuals’ psycho-social functioning.
- Accountability and Dependability
- Adaptability and Flexibility
- Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
- Creative and Innovative Thinking
- Critical Thinking Skills
- Planning and Organizing Skills
- Strong Interpersonal Skills
- Time Management
- Strong Written & Verbal Communication
- Arranges, delivers and monitors recreational activities, events, and programs to meet the abilities and needs of clients/tenants (e.g. birthday parties, gardening, music/reading programs, baking, exercises and mobility, holiday events, pow wows, outdoor recreation, museum/art gallery visits)
- Assist with regular Lighthouse programs including Games Night, Coffee House, Art Groups, etc.
- Assists with coordinating and facilitating Community Kitchen meals
- Arranges and/or accompanies clients/tenants on outings
- Encourages and assists with clients/tenants interaction
- Prepares, decorates and sets up the activity area (e.g. moving furniture) and organizes crafts or games.
- Obtains and/or purchases necessary equipment and supplies
- Maintains communications through communication books, daily white boards, calendars and newsletters
- Maintains records of volunteers, activities and attendance.
- Takes bookings for program attendance
- Prioritizes Aboriginal culturally relevant and responsive programming
- Experience working with clients/tenants in a recreational capacity
- Ability to build strong relationships with individuals of all levels within The Lighthouse community including staff, clients, volunteers, and the general public
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Able to work independently, but also contribute as part of a strong collaborative team
- An understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophies of The Lighthouse
- Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
- Ability to work under minimal supervision
- Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required
- Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Clearance
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Familiarity with safe food handling processes
- Flexible schedule that could include days, evenings or weekends depending on your availability. Must work Mon & Fri from 4 PM – 7 PM
- Position involves working in the community, with a partner
- May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
- Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors, and the general public
- Physical activity including walking, standing, sitting
- Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
Please submit resume & cover letter to Human Resources at: email@example.com or by fax to 306-665-7773. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.