New job Community and Family Services Coordinator in New Brunswick

Community and Family Services Coordinator

Company : The Salvation Army
Salary : $17.68 - $21.00 an hour
Location : New Brunswick

Full Description

The Community and Family Services Coordinator oversees community outreach through its Community & Family Services, Food Bank and Emergency Disaster Services assistance for the Salvation Army Fredericton. Plan, operate and oversee a three day a week Food Bank. Authorize assistance for Emergency Housing, Clothing, and Transportation needs. Authorize purchases for this ministry. Facilitate donations. Develop new programs to better assist clients and/or their families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accountabilities:

Community & Family Services:

  • Develop and give oversight to specific community ministries, outreach programs, ensuring ministries objectives are consistently accomplished
  • Give support to Christmas programming as required.
  • Oversee all operations of the Food Bank
  • Oversee Food Box Delivery Teams – 3 sets of delivery teams,
  • Provide oversight, supervision, and guidance for volunteers who teach and provide various community outreach programs including, but not limited to,
    • English Conversation Circle,
    • Life Skills,
    • Cooking Classes,
    • Budgeting workshops,
    • Computer classes,
    • Gardening,
    • Women’s Exercise classes.
  • Schedule and oversee over 20 volunteers each month and approximately 35 volunteers at Christmas time.
  • Identify, secure and apply for new funding sources that will advance and adhere to TSA standards and programs
  • Provide oversight, supervision, and guidance to Gardeners and Hope Van Street Ministry Coordinator.
  • Secure timely media coverage and interviews.
  • Complete program reports, log of activities, and statistical recording as required in a timely, accurate, and organized manner
  • Manage Community & Family Services Facebook account. Develop annual Facebook marketing posts.
  • Do Joint Hunger Awareness Marketing with Community Kitchens and Greener Village Foodbank.
  • Recruit and register children and youth for Salvation Army provincial camping programs
  • Follow up with children/youth who attend Salvation Army summer camp programs, including their families, to build relationships and establish active links with the Salvation Army’s mission and ministries.
  • Participates with EDS Coordinator and Corps Officers, other Salvation Army Agencies to deliver emergency disaster services as needed.

Responsible for Annual Campaigns including, but not limited to:

  • Tax Clinic,
  • Registering children and arranging transportation for children to attend Scotian Glen Camp,
  • Backpack/Back to School Supplies,
  • Coats for Kids,
  • Breakfast with Santa, and
  • Christmas Hamper Program.
  • Christmas Toy Drive
  • Coordinate with UNB Reds, Men’s Hockey Team, for Teddy Bear Toss.
  • Oversee the Christmas Kettle campaign.
  • Communal Garden,
  • Annual FREE Yard Sale,
  • Client Choice Food Bank.*
  • Provide innovative ways to better serve clients.

  • Food Bank serves 275 families, representing 825 individuals each month.

The Food Bank is open 3 days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9am – 2pm.


Health and Safety

  • Ensure that the Community & Family Services area is tidy in relation to appearance, condition and safety as recommended by Public Health etc.
  • Seek out continual education and resources for all areas of responsibilities, specifically regarding COVID-19 requirements as per the local Health Unit.
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the ministry unit by maintaining cleanliness and food safety etc.
  • Work in compliance with the NB Health and Safety Act and Regulations and abide by The Salvation Army’s health and safety policies and procedures.

CRITICAL RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Internal: Corps Officers, staff, volunteers, customers/clients, donors

External: government and community social service agencies


MANAGERIAL/Technical Leadership RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Reports directly to: Corps Officer
  • Provide support and assistance to staff/volunteers; demonstrate work methods to new staff
  • Supervise and schedule volunteers.

FINANCIAL AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT:

  • Receive and process community donations, food deliveries and assist with overall food bank operations, receiving food donations, tidy and organize etc.
  • Accepts non-monetary donations
  • Gives input into the budget

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • This is a permanent full-time position based on 40 hours per week.
  • Schedule may vary according to requirements of responsibilities – some weekend and evening work may be required.
  • Flexibility in scheduling is required
  • Be able to lift/move up to 25 pounds
  • This job requires reaching, bending, and stooping frequently, working in a sitting, and standing position for periods of time.

The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian standards of conduct.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

education and experience:

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Completion of a University Degree or Community College Certificate in social services or work equivalent
  • Current Safe Food Handling and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certification is required
  • First Aid & CPR Certification would be an asset

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years of prior related experience, including experience working with multi-barriered persons
  • Must have strong computer skills and experience, experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Valid New Brunswick Class “G” Driver’s License, provide an original copy of current driver’s abstract that it satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.

PREFERRED SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and judgment
  • Knowledge of community-based resources, government and social service agencies
  • Demonstrated patience and compassion to work with challenging and/or emotionally dependent individuals
  • Effectively engage and empathize with economically disadvantaged individuals
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Networking experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; attentive listening skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills to encourage and motivate
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team with supervision in a multi-faceted environment
  • Demonstrate professional ethics, fairness; maintain confidentiality

Hours: 40 hours per week

Permanent Full Time Position


Interested applicants must respond in writing by October 21st, 2021 to:

e-mail: Dan.Dearing@salvationarmy.ca


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS


Published
October 7, 2021
Location
Fredericton
Job Type
Full-time
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Fredericton Community Church
Salary Range:
$17.68 - $21.00 per hour commensurate with experience
Address:
531 Saint Mary's Street
Posting Expires:
October 21st, 2021
Applications Accepted By:
Dan.Dearing@salvationarmy.ca

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