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Community Developer

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Posted August 7, 2018

Expires : August 17, 2018

Cornerstone Housing for Women

Community Developer
We are expanding!
Community Developer Position Available
The Fall opening of our newest Supportive Housing site at 373 Princeton, is nearing and we are looking for qualified client-centred, preferably bilingual people for the role of Community Developer. Qualified candidates with a commitment to our mission can enjoy a supportive work environment and excellent wages and benefits.
More information about our new Princeton site can be obtained from our website: www.cornerstonewomen.ca
Job description information is attached to this notice.
A few things of note:
The rate of pay is $ 23.79 per hour ($21.55 per hour probationary).
The work schedule will be Tuesday to Saturday (12:30pm to 8:00 pm)*
*Alternative daytime and weekday hours will be required for training and orientation during September and October until residents begin to occupy the building and for occasional mandatory trainings throughout the year. Days and/or hours subject to change per operational requirements.
Deadline to Apply: Friday 17 August 2018 (2pm)
Please submit resume and cover letter highlighting how position qualifications are met to:
jobapplications@cornerstonewomen.ca
File # CD373 must be in the subject line of your email.
Applicants who require accommodation for disabilities in order to participate in the recruitment should notify the HR Manager at the time of their submission.
Community Developer 373 – FT – External ad.docx 8-Aug-18 pg. 2
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Community Developer
Job Description
Mission Statement
Cornerstone Housing for Women offers emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of women. Our services are offered in an environment which promotes dignity and a sense of hope. We are committed to public education and advocacy and strive to increase safe, affordable housing and to end homelessness.
Service Description
Cornerstone supportive housing communities offer affordable supportive housing for women at risk of homelessness. Residents are provided with permanent housing, basic necessities, and support to work toward their personal goals for sustainable, independent living. The resident-centred approach encourages the strengths and abilities of tenants and assists them to live independently in the community.
Job Summary
The Community Developer is responsible for coordinating programs and activities which will benefit the residents of Cornerstone’s supportive housing community at 373 Princeton Avenue. The Community Developer will have a focus on creating activities which contribute to a strong sense of community engagement and well-being among residents, as well as opportunities which encourage involvement in the local community. As a fully integrated member of the Princeton staff team, the Community Developer will work with colleagues to ensure that programs and opportunities being developed are reflective of residents’ individual goal plans and Cornerstone’s commitment to fostering independence, dignity and a sense of belonging. This position will evolve to meet the changing needs of the organization and residents.
Reporting Relationship
The Community Developer is an employee of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, and reports to the Manager of 373 Princeton.
General Responsibilities
 Works with other Cornerstone staff and volunteers to develop a warm, accepting, non-judgmental and respectful atmosphere in the residence
 Develops programs which contribute to the increased skills, independence, health and wellness of women living at 373 Princeton
 Collaborates with partners to create opportunities for meaningful engagement in the local community
Community Developer 373 – FT – External ad.docx 8-Aug-18 pg. 3
Community Building
 Develops supportive, respectful and collaborative relationships among and with residents.
 Takes part in orientation and the welcoming of new residents
 Works with colleagues to ensure activities contribute to a sense of belonging for all residents
 Creates activities that are welcoming and reflect the diversity of the residents residing at Princeton
 Collaborates with Indigenous residents, Elder and community partners to promote an atmosphere which reflects Cornerstone’s commitment to truth and reconciliation principles
 Attends resident meetings as requested
Program Co-ordination
 Provides guidance, information and access to community resources
 Collaborates with Case Managers to develop programs which complement individualized resident plans
 Co-ordinates and oversees a variety of educational opportunities for women as part of the Lifelong Learning Centre
 Collaborates with the spiritual care team to offer activities reflecting a holistic vision of human spirituality
 Maintains a weekly calendar of activities for residents at 373 Princeton
 Promotes the full involvement of volunteers in all aspects of life at Cornerstone
 Chairs Cornerstone Social-Recreational Committee
 Acts as the main contact for the volunteer program at 373 Princeton
 Accompanies residents to activities in the community as required
Community Relations
 Establishes and collaborates with community services to ensure new and varied opportunities for residents
 Takes leadership in establishing partnerships with local Business Improvement Area and employers to explore supported employment and volunteer initiatives for residents
 Promotes positive relationships with neighbors at 373 Princeton
 Assists in the orientation, guidance, training and support of students and volunteers
 Participates in Westboro committees, planning groups and events to represent Cornerstone’s commitment to be a good neighbor
 Takes part in activities to promote education and understanding of homelessness and women’s issues
Community Developer 373 – FT – External ad.docx 8-Aug-18 pg. 4
Resident Services
 Intervenes in crises as needed
 Assists with residents’ medication routines as needed
 Assists colleagues and residents with household chores as needed
Administration
 Supports front line workers with day-to-day operations at 373 Princeton
 Provides monthly report to Manager
 Maintains up-to-date resident files
 Provides information required for program evaluation
 Books shifts as required
 Completes any reports/documentation required by Cornerstone policies and procedures
 Carries out approved fire and health and safety plans
 Participates in staff meetings and training sessions as required
 Meets regularly with the manager of 373 Princeton for supervision and planning
Qualifications
 University education in a social services field or equivalent
 Post-secondary diploma in addictions, gerontology, mental health, addictions or other related area an asset
 Minimum two years related employment experience
 Training in or experience in Community Development preferred
 Demonstrated experience with socially disadvantaged women
 Bilingualism (French and English) preferred
Skills
 Proven sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of women experiencing homelessness, poverty, trauma, abuse, mental illness, addictions, discrimination, new arrival, and
 Understanding of and commitment to support positive relationships with indigenous communities and residents of Cornerstone
 Ability to work with women of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
 Ability to meet the physical and psychological demands of the position
 Good knowledge of community resources
 Ability to work independently and within a team
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relations skills
 Strong leadership and organizational skills
 Excellent listening skills
 Proven conflict resolution and crisis intervention abilities
 Demonstrated good judgment and problem solving ability
 Group program planning and implementation skills
 Good computer skills: word processing, database input, spreadsheets
 Ability to develop, implement and maintain individualized resident care plans.

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