JOB POSTING Community Activity Worker

KNH is seeking a self motivated, high energy, compassionate individual with experience working with a multibarriered population to plan activities for tenants at Steeves Manor, a large BC Housing facility with over 200 tenants. Working collaboratively and under the general direction of the Community Programmer, the Community Activity Worker plays a leadership role in planning and organizing tenant activities. The Activity Worker works to engage tenants and in activities and initiatives that support their needs using a strength based participant directed model of service delivery. RESPONSIBILITIES: • To work as part of a team to provide a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all tenants • Plan, organize and oversee activities, special events and celebrations • Plan and accompany tenants on out-trips and shopping trips • Set up furniture and equipment for activities as required; maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies related to activities • Promote, encourage and facilitate tenants to take part in activities; provide feedback regarding the progress and performance • Create posters/flyers as required • Complete and maintain records and documentation as required o Monthly Activity Calendar o States & Fee Collection o Provide monthly reports o Volunteer log of hours o Attendance Sheets • Provide support to volunteers as required • Attend all scheduled staff meetings Qualifications and Skills Required: • One year’s recent experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience • Successful experience working with vulnerable, low-income adults and seniors who may also be living with a physical disability and/or mental health challenge • Experience with program planning, development and delivery • Experience working with volunteers • Excellent communication skills both written and oral • Strong conflict resolution skills • Ability to set up healthy boundaries and work as a team • Experience with Microsoft Office, Internet & Publisher • Class 4 driver’s license preferred and/or willingness to obtain one • Attitudes and values which are compatible with the goals and philosophy of Kitsilano Neighbourhood House Job Details: Salary: $15.07 - $16.78 per hour Schedule: 10 hours per week, some evenings and weekends Location: 3rd and Wallace St. Vancouver Expected Start Date: ASAP Job application closing date: April 4th/2011

Application Process: As per Association of Neighbourhood Houses HR polices, all factors being equal, first priority will be given to internal and local applicants. Please email resumes and cover letters to: frontdesk@kitshouse.org

***No phone calls please*** We thank all applicants; however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Kits House is an equal opportunity employer.