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Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator

Closing Date:  August 30, 2021

Company Summary

A better quality of life through caring support for people in Halton and Mississauga.

Supporting independence at home for seniors and adults with disabilities with our care at home programs. Fostering early learning and development for children and their families with our care for children and family programs. Connecting people in need to the necessities of life with our care in the community programs.

Summary of Position

This position, working at our Care Connections of Halton, Georgetown site, is a full-time contract position ending in 6 months, with the possibility of renewal.

The Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Coordinator will assist with the coordination and support of our Volunteer and Friendly Visiting Programs for older adults and seniors.

Role and Responsibilities

·      Recruit, place, and support volunteers for programs and services across Links2Care

·      Provide orientation and training to volunteers

·      Complete referral phone calls for client intake

·      Meet with prospective clients and match with suitable volunteers for the Friendly Visiting program

·      Support client needs and make referrals as appropriate

·      Ensure that all volunteer and Friendly Visiting related program data and records are maintained

·      Enter and maintain client data into Alayacare the database

·      Engage with community partners and promote Friendly Visiting and Volunteer program

·      Organize and implement volunteer recognition events

·      Assist with all other associated administrative tasks as required

Qualifications

·      Experience working in the Not-for-Profit Health Care Sector is an asset

·      Certificate in Volunteer Management is an asset

·      Diploma or degree in health, gerontology or social services or an equivalent combination of education and experience

·      3+ years of related experience, including experience in the delivery of Seniors Programming in the not-for-profit sector

·      Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

·      Working knowledge and experience of databases and software

·      Previous knowledge and experience with AlayaCare is an asset

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·      Ability to assess client needs and volunteer capabilities to support effective and timely matching of volunteer resources with client needs and refer to appropriate programs

·      Ability to work collaboratively in a team and independently

·      Takes initiative to implement program improvements

·      Ability to work flexible hours, including evening hours when required

·      Completion of a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to and throughout employment as requested by Links2Care is required

·      Employees who drive on behalf of Links2Care for work related purposes must possess and provide proof of a valid Ontario driver’s license and a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance on their vehicle

If you are interested, please rely to this job posting, or submit your resume to Michelle McHendry, People & Culture Advisor at [email protected]

Links2Care reaffirms its policy and maintains a work environment free from discrimination, treating all employees with dignity and respect. All employees share in the responsibility and commitment to equal employment opportunity. Links2Care does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal and provincial laws, regulations, and ordinances. We adhere to these principles in all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, and promotion.

It is the policy of Links2Care to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified employees who have protected disabilities to the extent required by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances where a particular employee works. Links2Care is committed to providing accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview, or selection processes, please contact our Human Resources Department at 905-844-0252 ext. 130.

For more information about the programs and services offered by Links2Care, please visit our website at www.links2care.ca

For more information about the programs and services offered by Links2Care, please visit our website at www.links2care.ca.