Canada Summer Jobs - Community Coordinator
Full Time Community Coordinator, Temporary Contract (12 weeks)
McQuesten Lofts – Hamilton, ON
Contract Dates: May through August 2023
All positions subject to approval by Service Canada – Canada Summer Jobs
Candidates must be between the ages of 18-30
About Indwell: We are a Christian not-for-profit charity that creates affordable housing communities and supportive programs to people seeking health, wellness, and belonging. Founded in 1974, we continue to grow and thrive to build high quality energy efficient housing and inclusive living, uplifting our society. Our belief is that every employee is a leader contributing to transform lives through HOPE and HOMES. Being a part of our amazing team you will be fulfilled working together with others who are genuinely invested in Indwell's mission to serve people impacted by poverty and homelessness. To learn more, go to: indwell.ca/our-model
Position Description: Reporting to the Program Supervisor, the Community Coordinator works to support tenants in connecting to community resources and events.
Location: 256 Parkdale Ave, Hamilton, ON
Hours of Work: Full time, 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required to meet program needs, including evening and weekend hours. This position is a temporary contract, ending after 12 weeks (subject to approval).
Duties for this position include:
- Working as part of an inter-disciplinary team to provide direct and indirect support to individuals.
- Helping individuals connect to community resources and supports.
- Reinforcing individuals' life skills, spirituality, and social and community skills by supporting participation in cultural, spiritual, recreational, leisure, and social activities.
- Arranging and coordinating all aspects of recreational and community activities.
- Documentation of events, including program planning, tracking of participants, evaluation of events.
- Developing therapeutic relationships.
- Supporting individuals to achieve their goals while encouraging independence and recovery.
- Maintaining a safe and healthy environment.
Requirements: Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, addictions, or other special needs. The successful candidate should demonstrate a warm, sensitive, and caring approach, the ability to work independently, be flexible, organized, responsible, and take initiative. Must have strong problem-solving skills, be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships and have a genuine interest in supporting people living with mental illness. A knowledge of local community resources and support systems and landlord-tenant relations is beneficial.
Education/Experience: Minimum High School diploma. Priority given to those with post-secondary education in the social sciences and/or residential experience.
Remuneration: $16.50/hr.; hours and position length subject to approval of Service Canada – Canada Summer Jobs.
To Apply: Please apply online with cover letter and resume at: www.indwell.ca/careers. We thank all applicants; however, only applicants that are being considered will be contacted.
Personal information submitted will be used only for employment opportunities within Indwell in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Indwell’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Indwell exists to provide hope and homes for all. Our supports, services, and employment are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Indwell's leadership are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ as reflected in Indwell's statement of faith. Indwell engages with diverse communities; we actively identify and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our services and organization.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Hamilton, ON, Canada