Working in close collaboration with the TWN Health Team and other TWN Departments and staff, the TWN Elders Activities Coordinator is responsible for developing and implementing a regular schedule of activities and programs for TWN Elders. Moreover, the Coordinator will be responsible for researching grant opportunities, organizing community fund raising events, facilitating communication via newsletters and monthly activity calendars, delivering and/or coordinating inclusive, culturally- sensitive workshops and activities, and act as a liaison between service agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Elders Coordinator:
- Coordinates activities, trips & luncheons in consultation with the Elders
- Plans, arranges, and attends annual Elders Gathering
- Co-chairs and/or facilitates case conferences involving Elders & provides input to case conferences regarding social/mental health & wellness resources
- Highlights Elders Health & Wellness issues by promoting preventative & proactive education in partnership with the TWN Health Department
- Identifies knowledge-sharing opportunities for the Elders and encourage them to contribute and participate in activities in and outside of their community
- Carries out fundraising ventures including researching and writing grant applications, as well as community-based fundraisers
- Provides assistance to other departments dealing with Elder issues/activities and liaises with those departments on behalf of the Elders
- Puts out monthly Elders Bulletin newsletter to inform Elders of events and activities happening in the community
- Keep in contact with the Elders on a regular basis
- Other duties as required.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coaching, Mentoring, Advising
- Responsible to recruit and coordinate volunteers to assist and support the Elders activities, including, meeting with volunteers prior to an event to review program’s expectation and requirement
- Elders Coordinator provides emotional support to the Elders through difficult times and facilitates appropriate referrals and/or case conferences with Health Department Team
- Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh cultural protocols and traditional practices
- Current Certification in First Aid and CPR
- WHMIS certification
- Minimum of one year experience working with older adults
- Training, education & experience related to the position
- Shows initiative to seek out and participate in continued educational/professional training opportunities
- Program Planning & implementation training, or relevant experience
- Training in Grant & Proposal writing
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Proven fundraising abilities
- Proven ability to work both independently & in group situations
- Coordinate travel for elders to events as required
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and electronic forms of communication
- An excellent level of communication skills is required
- Work with community partners such as; other First Nations, local governments and agencies on projects & activities
- Working knowledge of Elder/Seniors Health & Wellness issues
- Experience/knowledge with working in a First Nations Community, culture, values and issues is an asset
- Working knowledge of the Residential Schools legacy
Some heavy lifting required when setting up/tearing down displays related from an event or helping elders with their luggage and belongings on an outing.
Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines. Must be able to manage large groups with a variety of health and mobility needs
The band office is a busy facility.
Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.
Must be willing to travel.
WHY WORK FOR TSLEIL-WAUTUTH NATION?
Training and career development
Business casual office
Community fitness & gym access
Comprehensive group benefits plan & pension plan