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Seniors Program officer (Temporary)

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Seniors Program Officer leads seniors programming and provides support for Yarrow’s other programs. The Seniors Program Officer will coordinate and lead the Seniors Community Meetings Program. The Seniors Community Meetings Program is a drop-in program held every other Friday for Chinese seniors, to discuss and educate on various topics, share community news and events, and increase social connection.

 

They will also work alongside the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker in providing  multilingual support for seniors who access our Drop-in Hours to resolve their health, housing, and income issues to meet their basic needs. They work with seniors to navigate and overcome language and cultural barriers to services, while supporting their independence and sense of agency. 

 

The Seniors Program Officer will also co-coordinate the final stages of the Speak My Language Audio Stories project alongside the Speak My Language Project Coordinator. 
 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and lead the Seniors Community Meetings Program

    • Work with community partners (including the Downtown Eastside Neighbourhood House) to facilitate the Seniors Community Meeting Program

    • Create a welcoming, friendly, and supportive environment for Seniors Community Meetings Program participants 

    • Facilitate 30 - 40 Program participants to engage in educational and social topics and discussion

    • Encourage large group participation and adherence to the Program Community Guidelines

  • Co-manage weekly drop-in hours with staff team

    • Support the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker during drop-in hours to work with seniors to meet their basic housing, health, and income needs and maintain their cases

  • Co-coordinate the final stages of the Speak My Language Audio Stories project

    • Liaise with Speak My Language translators, producers, and visual artists

    • Provide logistical support to the Speak My Language Project Coordinator

    • Create the Speak My Language project webpage

    • Co-organize the Speak My Language Audio Stories launch event

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SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese, Mandarin is an asset

  • Strong group facilitation skills

  • Experience working with Chinese immigrant seniors

  • Ability to facilitate a welcoming environment and to help people feel comfortable

  • Commitment to maintaining professional standards and confidentiality

  • Sound decision-making, teamwork, and organizational abilities

  • Strong program planning and project execution skills

  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills

  • Effective resource and time management skills

  • Ability to tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity as you will be joining a small staff team in a new non-profit organization

  • Ability to establish personal and professional boundaries and self-care

  • Commitment to promoting a culturally safe, anti-oppressive, and low–barrier learning environment

  • Have an understanding of systemic oppression and how it impacts the people we serve

  • Ability to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to discuss mental health and women’s health issues

  • Culturally competent, active and trusted member of the Chinese community

 

HIRING DETAILS

  • $21.63/hour for 15 - 20 hours/week

  • $775 available for extended health expenses, in lieu of benefits

  • Duration: January 6, 2020 - March 31, 2020


To apply, please send your resume to Yulanda Lui at yulanda@yarrowsociety.ca by Friday, December 13, 2019.

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