Better at Home/Handy-Person Coordinator -

Robson Valley Support Society

Last Updated: September, 2015   
 
Hours: This position is for 15 hours per week.
 
Classification: Program Coordinator 1, JJEP Wage Grid 12 ($18.49 - $21.54) April 1, 2015
 
Job Summary: The goal of our Better at Home (BAH) program is to provide non-medical services to support
seniors living in their own homes, to increase socialization and decrease senior isolation.  The Better at Home Coordinator will be the key contact for the day-to-day activities and services offered by the Better at Home and Handy-Person Programs.  The coordinator will also be responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers to help deliver the program.
 
Responsible to: Executive Director
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate and help develop Better at Home services to be delivered throughout
the Robson Valley from Dome Creek to Albreda BC.
The Coordinator will deliver services with the aim of accessibility and inclusion for all clients regardless of their culture, physical abilities, immigration status, colour, sexual orientation, income level, choice of trade or isolation status.
Establish systems for administering Better at Home services.
Conduct ongoing research and work collaboratively to further seniors' independence in identified service areas.  Identify and document other service areas as they arise.
Recruit, train and oversee volunteers, following Volunteer BC best practice standards.
Coordinate contractors.
Monitor the uptake and needs of seniors using/wanting to use Better At Home services.
Assist Executive Director to write reports for funders, as needed.
Promote and market Better at Home services.
Coordinate information and communication resources for seniors, community, other service providers and stakeholders.
Arrange Advisory Committee meetings.
Maintain appropriate records for evaluation, funders' and organizational requirements.
Ensure there are appropriate policies and procedures in place as the project develops.
Carry out other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Actively participate in the Better at Home Community of Practice.
Oversee and administer the Better at Home budget in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Bookkeeper.
 
Qualifications:  Education, Training, and Experience:  Diploma in related field and work experience in volunteer
management, human services or project coordination. 
Demonstrated experience developing a strong volunteer program.
Ability to work with volunteers and assist in building their capacity.
Demonstrated experience working with seniors.
Program promotions and marketing experience.
Experience facilitating group dialogues.
Administrative, reporting and budgeting skills.
Skills and Abilities: Strong written, listening and oral communications skills.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, networking and leadership skills.
Knowledge of relevant community resources, service providers and networks.
Ability to work cooperatively in a non-profit organization and ability to work with community partners.
Organizational and time management skills and capable of working independently.
Computer skills.
Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations and a high degree of professionalism.
Ability to operate all equipment associated with the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Physically able to perform the duties of the position.
Ability to communicate effectively in English and follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to drive to the communities of Dome Creek through to Albreda BC.

How to apply: Please apply to jill.craven@robsonvalleysupportsociety.org by 4:30 pm September 4th, 2015.
 
Reference #: 1148
                                                                                                                                  Date Posted: August 26, 2015