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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Community Hub Coordinator

Community Hub Coordinator – Ref. No. 19080

 

Community Food Centre

Permanent | Full-Time 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives.  The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.  Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of health care that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Seniors Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Community Food Centre and Youth Law. 

What we do and why we do it:

The Alex Community Food Centre (CFC) is a welcoming place where people come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all. CFCs provide people with emergency access to high quality food in a dignified setting that doesn’t compromise their self-worth. People learn cooking and gardening skills, and build relationships that help them make healthier food choices. Community members find their voices on the issues that matter to them, and people find friends and support. CFCs offer multi-faceted, integrated and responsive programming in a shared space where food builds health, hope, skills and community. Good food is just the beginning… 

The Community Hub Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Community Food Centre to be a gathering place where people come together to meet new people, access support, and create change in their community. This position will engage community members through drop-in and meal programs, events, and the Peer Advocacy office while also creating connections with other hubs in the area. This position will work closely with The City of Calgary Social Worker and is funded by the Community Hubs Initiative, a partnership between Rotary, The City of Calgary and United Way of Calgary and area.   

What you will do: 

  • Oversee the Peer Advocacy office and mentor and support Peer Advocates Facilitate drop in hours at the Community Food Centre to foster a hub space that is welcoming and inclusive.
  • Work with the Community Food Centre team to ensure that the space is safe and engaging for participants; respond to critical incidents using a trauma-informed approach
  • Build community capacity and influence by enabling people to develop confidence and leadership skills
  • Plan and facilitate initiatives and events that increase community engagement and support existing programs
  • Work closely with the CFC’s Community Advocacy Coordinator to support advocacy initiatives at an individual, community and system level
  • Identify and foster partnership opportunities with other organizations in Greater Forest Lawn to connect hub spaces in the area
  • Support The City of Calgary Social Worker in identifying and developing ways of creating hub culture
  • Participate in broader activities at the CFC: planning, fundraising and public relations, communications, social media, special events and team building activities
  • Work with Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) to evaluate the output, outcomes  and impact of programs
  • Provide support and supervision to students and volunteers working with the project. 

What you bring: 

  • Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field; registered as social worker considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of or passion for food-issues, sustainability or community building
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working with program coordination and community development in a social services settings.
  • Demonstrated experience working with marginalized people and people of diverse cultures and abilities in a community-based settings.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care and peer support models
  • Excellent relationship-building and group facilitation skills 

Why You Want to Work with Us: 

The Alex is an innovative and diverse organization which seeks to invest in its employees and see them succeed in their chosen careers.  If you are seeking a deeply rewarding, yet challenging career helping Calgary’s vulnerable populations, this might be the place for you!  

  • 3-paid weeks of Vacation
  • Paid Wellness and Personal Days
  • RRSP Matching after 6 months
  • Reimbursement of Professional Designation fees
  • Investment in Professional Development
  • Health and Lifestyle Enhancement benefit 

How to apply:

If you are as passionate as we are about being a part of the solution to resolve homelessness, please email your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title and reference number in the subject line.  Deadline to apply is November 12, 2019 at 4pm. 

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.