ALIVE Communications and Workshop Facilitator

Overview:

The ALIVE (Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement) Society Communications and Workshop Facilitator will help plan and oversee a variety of activities throughout the summer that advance and promote a community-led Reconciliation Strategy, working with ALIVE and mainstream community partners in East Vancouver. This includes a focus on a Community Resilience and Inclusion Hub Strategy, Indigenous and Inner City Youth Engagement Work and Policy Development and building a Local Youth Hip Hop Network with a Reconciliation lens.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Assist to develop communication materials to share information strategically to diverse audiences including partner organizations, funders, government and media contacts and with Indigenous residents to support them to a) take advantage of local programs, social amenities and low-barrier access to resources, and b) become engaged as members of Community Boards, Parent, Youth and Elders Councils, tenant groups etc. in the neighbourhood.
  • Participation in a range of stakeholder engagement and strategy sessions, events and meetings with a focus on neighbourhood-level inclusion and reconciliation and building better futures for vulnerable and low-income children and families in the Inner City of Vancouver.
  • Capturing and sharing the wide-range of activities that ALIVE, Britannia and other neighbourhood partner groups are currently undertaking.
  • Monitoring activities with participants of all age groups, to ensure that activities are safe.
  • Assisting to lead groups in crafts, games, and/or cultural activities where fun and participation rather than skills development are the primary concern.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience working/volunteering in a community setting and an understanding of how to be culturally competent in approach.
    • Good computer, social media and communication skills, and knowledge of Indigenous cultures and immigrant and Indigenous issues.
    • Some knowledge of the behavior, needs and interests typical of children and youth.
    • Some knowledge of the practices and procedures used in recreational programs and activities.
    • Ability to effectively monitor activities and the behaviour of groups including those made up of several young children.
    • Ability to render basic first aid as required.
    • Ability to perform minor clerical and basic clean-up tasks.
    • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationship with other facility staff, parents and patrons.
    • -Must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
      -Were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year, and intend to return to school on a full-time time basis during the next academic year
      -Are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program
      -Are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and
      -Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulation

The ALIVE Communications and Workshop Facilitator will work for a total 30 hours a week for 8 weeks @ the rate of $19.65 hour plus % in lieu of benefits starting the week of July 2nd, 2018. To apply to this posting please send your resume and cover letter to Scott Clark at info@alivesociety.ca or drop off in person at the Ray-Cam Community Centre by June 18, 2018. For more information about Aboriginal Life in Vancouver Enhancement Society: alivesociety.ca