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Do you have a passion for engaging with older adults? Are you someone who fosters and facilitates connections with individuals and groups? Are you a curious, creative self-starter who wants to be involved in a grassroots, national project supporting older adults to age-in place?
Spencer House is a community centre for those 50+ offering activities and services designed to enable older adults to live independently, contribute to their community, and maintain an active lifestyle. As we work to expand opportunities for working with broader demographics, we are thrilled to partner with Queen’s University and local older adults to establish Halifax’s first Oasis Aging-In-Place program.
The Oasis Aging-in-Place program offers recreational and social programs in “Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities” (NORCs) such as apartment buildings with a larger population of older adults. Oasis is founded on three pillars: Preventing social isolation, facilitating better nutrition and promoting physical fitness for members. You can learn more about Oasis here: www.oasis-aging-in-place.com
The Oasis Halifax Program Coordinator and Community Connector will work directly with older adult members in a NORC to establish, implement, and co-coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Halifax Oasis project. They will also collaborate and connect with community partners and staff at other Oasis sites across Canada.
Job Roles and Responsibilities:
– Coordinate Senior-Led Oasis Programs: Coordinate and support senior-led wellness, social connection, and resource programs in collaboration with volunteers and other Oasis staff. Organize events and book space with apartment building staff.
– Administrative Duties: Perform administrative duties, including ordering and maintaining program supplies and equipment.
-Community Engagement and Relationship-Building: Coordinate and maintain multiple stakeholder relationships in consultation with the Oasis Research Team and Spencer House. Work with Oasis members to ensure their active engagement with program development and decision-making. Support the development of an Oasis Network of community resources for seniors.
– Volunteer Management: Assist with recruitment, screening, and support of program volunteers.
– Recruit, train, and monitor volunteers.
– Program Implementation: Ensure implementation of programs and activities to address the identified needs of Oasis members. Implementation may include direct involvement in delivering the program (e.g. leading an exercise class), or engaging others to deliver the program (e.g. organizing a guest speaker from the community). — Attend and participate in regular Oasis program and team meetings.
– Record Keeping and Data Collection: Assist with monitoring program outcomes and expenses. Provide regular progress reports for the Oasis Research Team.
– Communications: Draft and create program promotional material such as posters, flyers, and event calendars and distribute to Oasis members. Support development of project social media posts as required.
– Assist and Lead Oasis Expansion Activities as Required: Work independently within the guidelines of Spencer House and the Oasis Research Team. Support connections with other potential Oasis sites in the region and the development of Oasis programming at identified sites.
– Other duties: Work as part of the Spencer House team and participate in staff meetings. Undertake other duties as delegated in support of the Oasis project and Spencer House seniors programs and services.
To apply for this job please visit www.spencerhouse.ca.