Location:
Saint John Regional Y
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
1-2 hours weekly/as needed
Placement Date:
Immediate

POSITION OVERVIEW

 The YMCA of Greater Saint John is excited to be developing older adult programs within our community. We are seeking an individual with a strong background of working with older adults to lead our Touchstone discussion-based program used to develop thinking and collaboration. Touchstone uses structured dialogue to activate and enliven thinking and build co-operation and leadership. The position will include program planning and facilitation. The successful candidate will work both independently and in conjunction with other YMCA staff and volunteers.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with staff to understand Older Adult program goals and curriculum
  • Plan, implement and evaluate the Touchstone Program
  • Work to create partnerships that will support program success
  • Help facilitate and deliver programs at the Saint John Regional Y
  • Promote program opportunities with the Older Adult community

EXPECTED RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Models appropriate behaviours in line with the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s mission, vision and values; establishes rapport and maintains effective relationship building behaviour with staff, volunteers and members.
  • Represents the YMCA of Greater Saint John in a professional manner;
  • Understands and integrates the value of philanthropy and volunteerism and imparts this knowledge and beliefs upon staff, volunteers and members;
  • Self manages personal professional development;
  • Attends staff meetings as required.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with Older Adults 55+
  • Experience creating, supporting or delivering learning programs and leading group discussions.
  • Employment is contingent on a cleared Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search along with a Social Development Check with no convictions.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates by example, the dress and demeanour of a professional in a Canadian setting;
  • Commitment to Organization Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values;
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional, and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement;
  • Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains high ethical standards;
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish short and long-term work goals;
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration: Builds positive interaction both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.
  • Sensitivity: Ability to develop an appreciation for the challenges of our clientele and display needed patience and resourcefulness.

Application Deadline

On-going