Century House Senior Peer Counselling

Professional Coordinator/Consultant

Position: Professional Coordinator/Consultant
Location: Century House
620 Eighth Street
New Westminster, BC

A part time position is available for a clinical consultant to work with the Senior Peer Counselling program at Century House in New Westminster. Century House, is a community recreation centre for adults, ages 50 plus. The current program is seeking an individual to coordinate and support a dynamic group of volunteer counsellors. This position will appeal to those individuals with strong facilitation and teaching skills. This is an excellent opportunity for those with a passion for supporting and helping older adults.

This is a supervisory position responsible for the planning, organization and coordination of the Senior Peer Counselling Program. The Consultant works in collaboration with, and is supported by a seniors’ peer counselling activity committee.

In addition, the Coordinator/ Consultant schedules, implements and evaluates a training program offered on an as need basis.

 Key Qualifications:

 Master’s degree in Social Work, or Counselling Psychology (or other counselling degrees).

  • Familiarity with Gerontology through educational course work and/or work experience.
  • Ability to supervise, teach and train senior peer counsellors.
  • Experience in adult education and the ability to develop and facilitate course work for a peer counselling program.
  • Case management experience.
  • Enthusiastic, with good judgement and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of community resources for older adults and willingness to develop community relationships.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

 

Day/ Hours:    Wednesdays, 7.5 hrs per day

Rate of Pay:    Up to $34.00 /hr – based on experience

This is a part-time contract position with no benefits provided.

 Applications may be mailed/ dropped off at Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3S2, Attention: Senior Peer Counselling Position or by email: info@chspc.ca

 Application Deadline:       Friday, October 12th, 2017

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