Seniors Worker

Job city: 
Toronto
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Organization Overview

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO) is a community based multicultural, multi-service agency which offers a broad range of programs to serve Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon and the surrounding communities through strengthening the quality of individual and community life.

Program/Project Description:

The Seniors Program provides a wide range of programs and activities aimed at seniors living in the Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park areas by supporting them to actively engage and participate in their community. Our seniors programs offer accessible and free activities which are designed to promote well-being and social engagement. We also support our senior community members to access information and resources which contribute to their personal well-being as well as social participation

Position Summary:

The Seniors Worker is responsible for implementing the “Building Intergenerational Bond – Staying Connected” program to the seniors living in the Flemingdon Park community. This project aims to provide the isolated seniors living in the Flemingdon Park area an opportunity to engage in meaningful social participation with their peers and local youth through a variety of activities led by seniors, which will allow the seniors to exchange skills and build positive relationships with their peers and the youth. This project is expected to enhance their ability not only to engage socially but also to create an intergenerational connection with the younger generation

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement project activities
  • Reach out to and identify isolated seniors living in the Flemingdon Park area
  • Recruit youth volunteers and facilitate a connection between the youth and the seniors
  • Work with other programs at TNO and outside service providers to facilitate activities
  • Ensure program guidelines are followed in order to achieve successful outcomes
  • Organize project Advisory Committee meetings
  • Serve as a liaison between program participants and community networks
  • Maintain project data as required  Other tasks as assigned   

Qualifications:

Education

  • The minimum level of education preferred is Community College or equivalent with a specialization preferably in Social Services or community based studies

Experience

  • One to two years of experience working with senior
  • Experience working with low-income, multi-racial, multi-lingual newcomer communities
  • Experience working from an integrated anti-oppression, LGBTQ+ positive framework

Equipment Used

  • Proficiency in the use of computers including word and data processing, designing flyers and presentation; projectors, cellphones, phones, fax machines, printers, photocopiers and social media

Other

  • Superior oral and written communication skills in English and a second language relevant to the community will be considered an asset
  • A successful clearance of criminal record/ CPR/ TB test verification might be required for the position

Working Conditions:

  • Hours of Work: This position would be required to work 7 hours per week, between 8.30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. besides evening shifts and weekends as decided by program requirements.
  • Location: This position will be located within any of TNO’s service locations based on community and program requirements. The locations (multiple) for this position may be added or moved to new addresses in the future according to the community and program requirements

How to apply:

To apply for this position candidates are requested to forward a copy of their application (cover letter, resume and any other document supporting your candidature) by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 to:

Human Resource
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office
1 Leaside Park Drive, Unit # 7
Toronto, Ontario, M4H 1R1

E-mail: recruitment@thorncliffe.org

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code please contact 416-467-0126

Thank you to all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.