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Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project Program Facilitator Contract in Hagersville, ON

Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project

Branch Hagersville ON CA

Position:
Program Facilitator
Location:
Hagersville, ON

Proof of current 2 million in liability insurance for policy on vehicle being used to transport members. Post-secondary education (college diploma or university…

Job Title: Program Facilitator Job Location : Haldimand-Norfolk Hours: Approximately 28 hrs/week, flexible and vary depending on program needs
Mission : The Young Carers Initiative serves caregiving children, youth, young adults and their families through social, recreational and educational programs intended to foster resilience, self-esteem, and life skills.
Organizational Values : Community, Partnerships, Strength, Courage, Caring, Support, Compassion, and Integrity.
Job Summary: Recognizing the unique needs of caregiving families, the Program Facilitator must be a motivated and flexible individual, operating from a family systems approach, and will be responsible for delivering quality educational, social, and recreational therapeutic programs offered at various locations throughout the Haldimand-Norfolk Regions. The Program Facilitatator must be able to provide quality care, role modelling and dynamic, interactive programming in a manner to build resilience, increase self-esteem and decrease isolation for each member. All programs and support must be designed and led in a safe, fun and developmentally appropriate manner for Young Carers and their families.
Responsibilities: Program

  • Deliver social and recreational therapeutic programs for Young Carers and their families including special events, life skills programs, daily programs, family events, joint events and one-to-one visits.
  • Meet the wellbeing of our members, including emotional, social and physical needs.
  • Transport members to programs, events and activities as required with strict adherence to the transportation policy.
  • Maintain inventory of all program supplies, including healthy snacks, and purchase required items when needed.
  • Develop and build healthy relationships with our members and their families while promoting their accomplishments, building their self-esteem and offering a supportive attitude. Provide referrals to other agencies and supports when needed.
  • Be informed on the whereabouts of all members during all programs, outings and activities.
  • Conduct continuous program evaluation and suggestions of new programs to ensure member needs and trends are being met.

Administration

  • Work to meet the goals and timelines of the Family Communication Strategy, as determined by the supervisor.
  • Assist with the intake process of new members, including the accurate completion of all forms, data entry and follow-up with the family.
  • Maintain accurate records, including data entry, case note documentation and all other database requirements.
  • Record accurate attendance records, statistics, and travel/expense logs as required by funders and as outlined in the Human Resources manual.
  • Contribute to the newsletter as requested by the supervisor including articles, pictures and program details.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of social media, as requested by the supervisor.
  • Using the database, maintain and update contact information associated with programming and engage with community contacts in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Follow all program plans accurately and professionally.
  • Monitor appropriate budgets and MasterCard expenses.
  • Contribute to monthly board reports.

Health and Safety

  • Maintain a safe, organized and clean personal work space.
  • Contribute to a clean, organized and safe office space.
  • Know and follow all emergency protocols at all locations, including location of First Aid Kits, emergency contacts, emergency exits, fire extinguishers and potential risks.
  • Ensure the safe and appropriate use of all equipment and facilities.
  • Be familiar with legislation, policies and procedures related to the organization and job requirements.

Quality

  • Ensure best/informed practices are followed and/or continuously being sought.
  • Ensure all actions are in-line with the Mission, Values and strategic direction of the Young Carers Initiative.
  • Effectively engage volunteers and placement students to ensure a rich experience that will meet their goals.
  • Treat each member, co-worker, volunteer/student and community partner with respect and care while emulating appropriate role modelling.
  • Communicate in a professional manner.
  • Work as an effective team member while being positive, professional and cooperative as we work towards achieving MAPLE.
  • Demonstrate a dedication to the position, to caregiving families, and to the communities we serve while upholding the expectations, values and mission of the organization.
  • Actively participate in professional and personal development to ensure knowledge and skills are updated and meeting the needs of our members and organization, for example booster seat installation and use.

Community

  • Inform the supervisor of opportunities for community engagement such as health fairs, committees and partnerships.
  • Promote programs and opportunities to Young Carers and their families, and to the community at large.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education (college diploma or university degree) in social services, therapeutic recreation, child and youth studies, social sciences, or related field.
  • Three years or more previous experience with successful and effective program
  • Proof of current First Aid and CPR certification (Emergency Level C minimum).
  • Experience in effectively communicating with families and community agencies.
  • Experience with accurate data entry.
  • Cultural competency – awareness, sensitivity and respect.
  • Non-judgemental approach to families experiencing complex situations of a very personal nature.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a number of projects while meeting member and organizational needs.
  • Police records check for the vulnerable sector dated within six months.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
  • Proof of current 2 million in liability insurance for policy on vehicle being used to transport members.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible attitude with ability to work as a team player.
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work according to program needs which includes days, evenings and weekends throughout the calendar year.
  • Computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office programs, email, internet and Publisher.

Physical and Environmental Working Conditions:

  • Program delivery will occur at locations across Haldimand and Norfolk Regions including various indoor and outdoor spaces, and at different times of the year.
  • Potential hazards include any that may be reasonably expected during all recreational, physical and therapeutic activities that may include sports, use of paints and hot glue guns, hiking, swimming, etc.
  • Varied physical requirements that may include sitting or standing for long periods of time, computer work and participating in physical activities.
  • Programming requires driving throughout the Haldimand and Norfolk Regions, and in other areas as needed, while transporting members throughout the different weather seasons.
  • Must be prepared to deliver First Aid/CPR if needed.

Required experience:

  • Child and youth program delivery: 3 years

Job Type: Contract

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Hagersville, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-06-03
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