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National Volunteering Advisor - Volunteer in Colombia

Bogota   |      September 07, 2017 12:00
 

Location Bogotá, Colombia

Start Date Sep - Nov 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish


Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

 

The Volunteer’s Role

 

Cuso International Colombia is looking for a volunteer like you to support our partner, Organizaciones Solidarias in theirn implementation of a local volunteering program.

You'll work with your local colleagues to strengthen the volunteering sector in Colombia through governmental, civil society and youth coalition initiatives. There are three areas of volunteering development that the partner organization is hoping to implement - with the public sector pilot program, youth/university volunteering and strategic partners like Alianza Social Uniandina, and lastly, the National Volunteering System - the umbrella platform for local volunteering in Colombia. Contrary to Canadian culture, volunteering in Colombia is usually regarded as work for non-professionals and/or recent graduates. Organizaciones Solidarias is working to change the volunteering culture in Colombia with your help.

We'll ask you to guide our partner in strategic support to each sector which may mean being flexible to the needs and schedules of each sector, keeping in mind that the goal is strengthen and promote volunteering in Colombia.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Carry out a technical review of the National Volunteering System and the assistance provided by Organizaciones Solidarias as well as the needs of the regional chapters.

- Support the implementation of volunteer programs and strategies with public entities at the state level through capacity building and training to public sector teams - mainly with the DIAN.

- Conduct capacity building and training to the members of the regional chapters of the National Volunteer System and youth volunteering programs.

- Conduct capacity building and training to the members of the regional chapters of the National Volunteer System and youth volunteering programs.

- Support the development of an action plan to help visible volunteering programs at the national, regional and community level.



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Social Worker

Calgary   |      September 07, 2017 12:00
 

Social Worker

Seeking Social Workers/Caseworkers province wide to help support BC Fires Victim Support in Kamloops, Prince George, & Williams Lake. $18/ hour, $21/ hour for supervisors.


Your new company
Our client, a non-profit, humanitarian organization is seeking several Case Workers/Social workers/Victim support workers for BC. Reporting to the Case Management Supervisor, the incumbent will work with individuals that were affected by the BC fires, assessing their needs and offering the appropriate assistance program. 

Your new role
In this Case Work/Social Work job, you will conduct client needs assessment to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; provide appropriate services as assigned, communicate and report on progress, provide comfort to clients; complete necessary paperwork and maintain confidential files; prepare recommendation for assistance; participate in and contribute to team based case management activities to provide a coordinated effort in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in the affected community; work with clients to identify gaps in their ability to provide for their basic needs; coordinate referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups or advocate for clients.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this job, we will require you to have 1-3 years’ experience in Social Work, counselling or Victim Services or Critical Incident Stress Management fields related experience. An understanding of disaster response would be considered an asset. You will have well-developed listening, assessment, and problem-solving skills. Your communication skills will be exceptional as well as possessing a strong attention to detail, an ability to work well in a team-share environment and be dependable.

What you'll get in return
This contract role will initially start as a 8 - 12 week term with the possibility of extension. You will be paid a rate of $18 per hour. The qualified candidate will have expenses covered which include travel/accommodations/food allowance.


What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, Please contact Chelsea Million at chelsea.million@hays.com or 587-316-2448



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Gender Advisor - Volunteer in Nicaragua

Nicaragua   |      September 07, 2017 12:00
 

Location Nicaragua

Start Date Sep- Nov 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

 

The Volunteer’s Role

 

APEN is an association that gathers producers, importers and exporters, from different guilds.   The work that APEN does is key for the strengthening of competitiveness and internationalization of its associates, who are small, medium, and large size businesses. APEN provide support to their associates through projects and programs focused on the insertion of Nicaraguan products in the international market.

APEN is an expert in exportation, commercialization and supply chain, but they are in the process of strengthening the gender mainstreaming in their productive and business activities. As a Gender Advisor, you will bring your experience and understanding of women's issues and gender mainstreaming to project, to remove barriers for rural women to participate in the supply chain. You will be part of a dynamic team in the Managua office and work alongside other Cuso International volunteers.

 

As a volunteer, you will:

- Support on the monitoring of gender mainstreaming for the implementation of a project to strengthen supply chains.

- Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Nicaragua is implementing a project to eliminate barriers for rural women to participate in the supply chain. The volunteer will provide support on this matter.

- Asociación de Productores y Exportadores de Nicaragua is an expert in exportation, commercialization and supply chain, but they are in the process of strengthening the gender mainstreaming in their productive and business activities.



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Employment Training Advisor - Volunteer in Bolivia

El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia   |      September 07, 2017 12:00
 

Location El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia

Start Date Aug - Oct 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 24 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

The Volunteer’s Role

 Join the Medioambiente y Desarrallo en Acción (ENDA) team in El Alto, Bolivia and empower youth in Bolivia! 

In this brand-new partnership with Medioambiente y Desarrallo en Acción (Environment and Development in Action) or ENDA, you'll have first-hand experience in promoting and restoring the human rights of vulnerable girls and youth, some victims of violence or living on the streets and your support will hopefully take them out of these situations.

 Your skills will be crucial in developing their socio-economic competencies, especially in the areas of employment, entrepreneurship and education for young women and girls in the workshops implemented by ENDA. You'll be designing and implementing, in collaboration with your local colleagues, a training program for youth, boys and girls, that develop their employability abilities. You'll guide their participation at every stage of the training process, using gender empowerment and positive masculinities as a cross-cutting theme.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Design and implement a vocational training program for youth entering ENDA's Productive Social Units (USP) of bakery and craftsmanship (such as alpaca garment manufacturing). For more information, please visit: http://www.endaelalto.org/colabora/tienda-solidaria

- Create a career services training program for those preparing to join the job market, including resume writing, job searching, computer skills, job interview practice, among others.

- Develop an entrepreneurship program for youth focusing on business plans and micro-enterprise management among others.

- Implement a stakeholder mapping database of public organizations and private sector companies interested in collaborating in the employment of the beneficiaries of the partner organization.



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Casual Family Support Associates - Transportation Services

Calgary, AB   |      September 07, 2017 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Our over 550 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 28,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy and the reality is that most problems surface after hours. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. Work hours at Wood’s Homes are typically round-the-clock and the type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking multiple casual Family Support Associates for Supported Visits and Transportation Services. This program provides safe and timely transportation to children and families, leaving the children with appropriate caregivers. Verbal reports may be necessary. The successful candidates must be willing to work weekends.

 

The Family Support Associate is primarily responsible for family support services, such as visit supervision as assigned, to identified children/youth and families in a safe, non-judgmental, and professional manner.    This position reports to the Team Leader of the Transportation Program.



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Outreach Community Support Worker 0.8 (28 hours/week) FTE Position

Airdrie   |      September 05, 2017 12:00
 

Community Links is a non-profit agency providing a variety of programs and services that meet the needs of community members in all stages of life… from birth to seniors

Our Community Development Services Department is seeking a 0.8 FTE Outreach Community Support Worker serving the North Rocky View Region.



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Executive Director

Grande Prairie   |      August 23, 2017 12:00
 

Wapiti Community Dorm Society has been dedicated to providing temporary housing since 1996. Rotary House opened its state-of-the-art facility and centre in 2009 to provide emergency, transitional, permanent housing, shelter and support to homeless and hard-to-house individuals in Grande Prairie, Alberta.

The centre has Outreach Workers and Housing First Assessment services on site. During the winter months, Rotary House runs an Intox/Mat program to house those under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and collaborate with other organizations to support the treatment of clients.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide leadership and direction toward the achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategy, goals and objectives. He/She will maintain and build community partnerships with other organizations in the sector to effectively reduce the number of homeless people in Grande Prairie. The Executive Director will be responsible for promoting an inspirational, healthy and safe work environment, fundraising initiatives and implement workplace policies and procedures for the Rotary House.

As the face and voice of the organization, you will provide leadership in homelessness awareness, reduction and prevention. With your experience in not-for-profit leadership, you will promote community buy-in and support of the shelter. Your passion for social services, mental illness, and homelessness prevention allows you to speak from the heart when promoting and sharing critical issues to donors, community leaders and Government. Your capacity to lead, influence and inspire is a rare gift. Seize this opportunity to make a significant difference in the community.



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Supervised parental visits monitor

Calgary   |      August 14, 2017 12:00
 

Looking for professional to monitor supervised parental visits.
Must be familiar with age appropriate activities and conversations, narcotic drug addiction, firm boundaries, etc
Please contact to discuss wages and timelines

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Gender Mainstreaming Specialist

Ottawa   |      August 14, 2017 12:00
 

Location Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Start Date Nov 2017 – Jan 2018 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

 

The Philippines program, now its second year, focuses on enterprise development and supports the economic empowerment of small-scale entrepreneurs. The purpose of this placement is to support Cuso International Philippines staff, volunteers and partners in understanding Gender Equality & Social Inclusion (GESI) issues, develop a strategy and plan for mainstreaming gender, train and orient the volunteers and partners on gender concepts and mainstreaming strategy as well as develop concepts for projects that address gender equity and women economic empowerment.

As a volunteer, you will:

-Review and familiarize self with Cuso International documents and approaches for gender mainstreaming, gender equality and social inclusion programming, research studies,   etc. in Philippines

-Work with program staff (and gender experts) to develop a gender mainstreaming strategy for Cuso International Philippines program

-Train and coach Cuso staff, other volunteers, and partners regarding gender equality and social inclusion concepts, tools and mainstreaming strategies

-Work with program staff to scan new potential partner organizations working on gender equality and develop a long term partnership



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Community Mobilization Advisor

Ottawa   |      August 14, 2017 12:00
 

Location Lima, Peru

Start Date Jul - Sept   2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 6 Months

Language Requirements Spanish

The Volunteer’s Role

 

We are looking for someone passionate about mobilizing and engaging communities to prevent gender-based violence!

As a volunteer, you’ll be working with the Legal Defense Institute (IDL) –one of Peru’s most prominent human rights organizations– to support communities in developing and implementing gender-based violence prevention strategies that affect positive and lasting change in individuals, as well as in the community and society. The cultivation of community leadership is key to enhancing the long-term sustainability of gender-based violence prevention efforts – and we hope that you can be a part of these efforts!

This volunteer placement will be located out of IDL’s office in Lima, Peru’s bustling and diverse capital, where you will work with a dedicated and talented team of lawyers, political analysts, journalists, sociologists and more! It’s a great small-team environment, with plenty of opportunity to lead and learn.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Build the capacity of IDL staff to understand gender-based violence issues, provide advice, and support gender mainstreaming in programs.

- Provide awareness-raising training to police officers, community leaders and neighborhood watch groups.

- Support the development of training tools and resources.

- Support the organization of events and community outreach campaigns.



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Vocational Orientation Advisor

La Paz, Bolivia   |      August 14, 2017 12:00
 

Location La Paz, Bolivia

Start Date Sep - Nov 2017 (flexible)

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish, English

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

 

The Volunteer’s Role

 

Cuso International Bolivia is looking for a volunteer like you to support the Youth Employment Centre (CJE) of La Paz in their outreach strategy to current and potential youth in need of their services.

The CJEs in Bolivia are modeled after the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi of Gatineau, Quebec. These centers work towards the improvement of living conditions of youth in their communities, providing services such as vocational education, entrepreneurship guidance, job search and support, as well as many other services.

As the volunteer for this placement, you'll be working towards reaching youth between the ages of 15-30 by informing and guiding them on the services offered by the CJE, including trainings in technical and academic levels, motivating them to start their career plans.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Inform and guide youth at the CJE in the institutional policies and processes.

- Create and facilitate internal and external workshops in vocational education and training.

- Attend different employment-related fairs and events to reach different audiences.

- Aide the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the implementation of a monitoring & evaluation system.

- Support in any other additional activities when  needed.



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Youth and Family Counsellor - 1 to 1 Support Services

Calgary, AB   |      August 02, 2017 12:00
 

We Never Say No. We Never Give up. We Never Turn Anyone Away.

 

Wood's Homes is a non-profit, nationally accredited children’s mental health treatment centre, based in Calgary. Our regional programs are located in Canmore, Strathmore, Lethbridge, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, NWT. We have more than 350 dedicated employees.

 

Commitment to high-risk adolescents, challenged with some very tough issues, is not easy. These are the times when our frontline workers spring into action. The type of work we do requires quick thinking, confidence, forgiveness and persistence.

 

We are currently seeking 2 Youth & Family Counsellors I or II for our 1:1 Supports for Residential and Group Care Services Program.  This program provides 1:1 active supervision for high risk clients.

 

The Youth & Family Counsellor acts as a coordinator in the planning and delivery of therapeutic activities for high risk youth.  The Youth and Family Counsellor is the primary worker with young people, normally on rotating shifts that provide coverage twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

 

This position reports to the Supervisor of the 1:1 Supports for Residential and Group Care Services Program.



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