• Full Time
  • Remote
  • 45,500 CAD / Year

Website Spencer House Seniors Centre

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a phone-based outreach program designed to increase social connection and reduce loneliness for isolated older adults from the comfort of their homes. Programming ranges from health and wellness speakers to games, music and cultural topics. In collaboration with a working group made up of representatives from the Shelburne County Mental Health & Wellness Association, Community Links, The Good Companions and Spencer House, the SCWW Coordinator/Moderator will plan, implement and evaluate the SCWW pilot program in Nova Scotia.

Position Responsibilities:
Design the pilot program (in collaboration with the working group)
Conduct outreach and engagement for the pilot program and recruit program participants
Prepare and distribute promotional material
Select weekly programming content (either from an existing database or by creating new programming)
Create a monthly program schedule
Connect with participants to explain the program and how the phone sessions will operate as well as answer any questions
Operate and train volunteers in the Mercuri phone system (used to host the SCWW phone-based programming)
Host a minimum of two 30-minute phone sessions per week with participants
Collect and maintain program records for evaluation purposes
Attend working group meetings and provide regular project updates
Collaborate with the working group on a final evaluation report
Attend staff meetings at Spencer House


Post secondary education with emphasis on social services, community development, gerontology or a related focus. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
2-4 years working with older adults
Program planning knowledge/experience
Facilitation experience would be considered an asset
Knowledge of teleconferencing administration would be considered an asset

Operational Requirements:
Negative police record check for working in the vulnerable sector

Skills required :
Program planning
Excellent communication skills
Group management experience
Computer and phone literacy
Understanding the needs, interests and concerns of diverse older adults
Empathetic and open-minded
Ability to create a safe and welcoming space

Position Details:
$45,500 (1 year contract)
Work from home
35 hours per week, Monday to Friday
2 weeks paid vacation
Medical and dental benefits

To apply for this job please visit www.spencerhouse.ca.