Community Services is an equal opportunity employer.  Successful applicants will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.

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Seniors Navigator

The person in this position will have a natural disposition and friendliness towards seniors. They will focus on supporting seniors through helping them navigate through the process of connecting to services and resources that will improve their lives. This will be done in one-one-one settings, group settings and through educational sessions. There will be a specialized focus on reaching out to isolated and vulnerable low income seniors in our community, including rural areas, through outreach, referrals, as well as a marketing campaign.

This will involve,

  • Organizing and running an awareness campaign about the program
  • Creating and doing presentations to a variety of stakeholders
  • Providing information on available resources and supports for seniors
  • Following up with seniors to ensure supports were accessed and any obstacles were overcome
  • Recruiting and building a strong team of volunteers, who are also seniors, and have a strong
    knowledge of the community and how to access resources. Also, will be recruiting senior peer volunteers who understand seniors’ challenges and can support seniors through their own experiences and knowledge
  • Building seniors social circles throughout the community

The person in this position will work closely with the 411 Seniors Centre Society, who is tasked with overseeing the running of the Navigation & Peer Support Community of Practice.

They will work with United Way on an ongoing basis to measure the impact of the program on seniors, as well as participate in United Way meetings, conferences and Communities of Practice meetings. In addition, will be responsible for writing and submitting reports to our Funder on a regular basis.

Qualifications (education and experience)

A Diploma in a related human/social service field.
Must have a minimum of two years’ experience working directly with frail and vulnerable seniors.
A minimum of two years’ experience with volunteer coordination.
Current First Aid/CPR, and Non Violent Crisis Intervention
Clean Criminal Record Check
Valid Drivers License, a minimum of 5 million vehicle liability insurance with business class, and a clean drivers’ record.

Required Skills (knowledge and skills)

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills
Must have excellent computer/technological skills with databases, including CAS and “iunite”.
Motivational interviewing and coaching skills.
Excellent report writing skills
Time management
Ability to work independently and as a team.
Ability to make effective referrals, and have an in-depth knowledge of community, government and financial resources for seniors and strong collaborative skills
Must possess excellent written, verbal and active listening communication skills
Excellent computer/social media skills (including creating powerpoint presentations and Office 2013)
Knowledgeable about Community Services, accreditation practices, performance quality improvement, client and program records and documentation.
Excellent organizational skills, file management, scheduling, and time management.

Other Information

This position requires use of personal vehicle.
This position requires Union membership.

Shift/Schedule/Hours per week: Regular part-time at 24 hours per week (flexible schedule)
Expected Start Date: ASAP
Wage/Salary: starting at $24.48/hour
Grid Level: 12
Application Deadline: June 9, 2021, 4 pm
Submit Applications to: jleginus@comservice.bc.ca

Successful applicant will be informed and accepting of cultural diversity, and have the ability to work and support all people with dignity and respect. This position is open to all genders.