Community Activation Coordinator – Community Participation
Posting Date: October 13, 2021
Closing Date: October 20, 2021 by 4:30 pm
Salary: BPACL Grid Level: $22.63
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week – Working primarily days, but could include evenings and weekends.
Benefits: Eligible for our group benefits plan which includes: health, dental, life, long term disability, accident insurance, and our RRSP group plan upon completion of your probationary period
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities? Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living is a non profit organization located on the Bruce Peninsula that supports people with developmental and intellectual disabilities to live meaningful, active lifestyles in their community. You will be joining a team of dedicated and committed support workers whose mission is to promote people participating and contributing fully in their community and becoming all they can be.
Purpose of Position:
The Community Activation Coordinator – Community Participation is an accountable and vital part in communication and team leadership ensuring the use of a holistic methodology to meet the needs of people supported. Utilizing their skill, knowledge and understanding of Personal Outcomes, the Community Activation Coordinator for Community Participation supports the team in their work as well as the people supported to reach their desired full potential.
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Working in a leadership role, the Community Activation Coordinator- Community Participation provides support to staff and people supported by Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living. This position is responsible to promote active involvement in the community for people we support. The Community Activation Coordinator will provide guidance and support to staff. Within the scope of this position: develop community partnership with different organizations, community partners to seek out and facilitate opportunities for people supported by BPACL to participate and share in community life as equal and valued partners. The Community Activation Coordinator will lead the development, implementation and evaluation of Health and Wellness, and Leisure activities. The Community Activation Coordinator will demonstrate professionalism as the regular liaison between supported people, their families, support networks and community partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Program Development in the following areas:
- volunteering at community events or events organized by BPACL,
- organize activities that are inclusive to all and currently not available in the community.
Recreation and Leisure:
- indoor and outdoor sports,
- outdoor activities that promote an active lifestyle,
- activities that increase empowerment and self-value.
Skill Development: develop workshops in skill development in the areas of, cooking, budgeting, literacy, computer and technology, advocacy, assertiveness, bereavement.
Music, Arts and Culture:
- Support people to participate in interest groups and clubs in the community,
- Support people to participate in cultural events of their interest.
Guide and coaching staff through the Individual Support Planning process for each person.
- Work as a member of an interdisciplinary outreach team providing comprehensive support;
- Maintain up to date case notes, progress reports and files in appropriate data base with relevant and up to date documentation;
- Protect and maintain strict confidentiality of all people and families supported;
- Provide guidance, support and training of support staff;
- Act as a liaison for people supported with their family members and the community at large;
- Ensure that Personal Outcome Measures are a key component of each person’s plan and their daily living;
- Actively participate in team meetings and any other services oriented meetings as required;
- Carry out established supports required for the health, safety, rights protection and promotions for each person;
- Work in collaboration with the immediate Manager and keep them informed of any issues or concerns;
- Be prepared to be flexible in hours of work, including shift work.
- Representing the Association in a professional manner at all times;
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Services and Supports to Promote the Social Inclusion of Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act, ODSP, ODESP and any other legislative requirements;
- Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and implementation of all Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living policies and procedures;
- Educate the broader community in relation to the needs and potential of people with intellectual disabilities;
- Maintain accountability for supplies, cash and/or credit card purchases and other funds as applicable;
- Ensure that the workplace is maintained in a clean, safe and secure manner ensuring all Health and Safety requirements are met;
- Perform duties in a safe and responsible manner;
- Participate in ongoing upgrading and training;
- Provide on site orientation for new staff.
Minimum Qualification Criteria
- Development Services Worker (DSW) diploma, Recreation and Leisure Diploma, or equivalent post secondary degree/diploma in a related field.
- 3 – 5 years experience in the social services and or community support sector, preferably with people with an intellectual disability;
- Program development and implementation experience
- Experience working with people facing barriers to full community participation.
- Superior communication skills, interpersonal skills, team work skills, negotiation skills, and problem solving
- Proficiency in the use of computers including MS Office and web based data base programs, etc.
- Current valid certificate in First Aid, C.P.R., Non Violent Crisis /Intervention (CPI); Medication Dispensing or completion of a Pharmacology Course;
- Current valid driver’s license and own reliable transportation to be used in the course of employment.
- Exemplary Customer service skills, the ability to advocate for others, creative problem solving skills, initiative, resilience, and a profound desire and ability to enhance the lives of supported people.
Please apply quoting Job # CACCP53 in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.
Applicants are encouraged to advise in advance if accommodation is required.