Youth Program Coordinator
Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton
Peel, ON

The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton is searching for three dynamic facilitators for the Headspin youth group to join our team.

This position is for facilitating in Brampton and north Peel when the program expands there in January 2020.This is a part-time (average 10 to 15 hours/month) position reporting to the Executive Director and Program Coordinator.

Hourly compensation: $50 (no time for travel) *
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Interested individuals are asked to submit a brief resume (max three pages) to: jorun.rucels @ biaph.com no later than October 10, 2019.

The Headspin group is a young adult group designed for individuals who are living with the effects of an acquired brain injury. This group is centred around community-based leisure activities with the intent to encourage social connection amongst members. Activities are driven by the interest of the members and are scheduled bi-weekly. The Headspin group is in it’s second year running the program in Halton and south Peel. Beginning January 2020, the group will be expanding to the Peel region, focusing on Brampton and north Peel/ Halton where bi-weekly activities will also be offered. Two-three facilitators are present for each community event. The youth initiative is funded through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Please note:

While we thank everyone for their interest, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

BIAPH is committed to meeting the accessibility needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. BIAPH is an equal opportunity employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In consultation with the Executive Director & Program Coordinator, develop & coordinate group meetings/activities that respond to the needs of young adults living with Acquired Brain Injury.
  • Book venues and activities as required
  • Co-facilitate the Headspin bi/monthly support groups
  • Engage members during activities
  • Support various modes of communication with members and families
  • Create flyer details for upcoming meetings.
  • Monitor private Facebook Group:
  • Updating new group members.
  • Responding regularly to chats.
  • Monitor posts, making sure it's all appropriate, deleting inappropriate posts or pics.
  • Assist with signing up new members by providing program information and completing the membership intake forms
  • Manage program budget and track member participation statistics
  • Submit monthly invoices and expense reports supported by receipts within 5 business days of month end
  • Submit sign-in sheets and a meeting report summary within 48 hours after each meeting
  • Work with the Executive Director and staff team to implement the Trillium Operational Plan
  • Assist with planning and creating of quarterly program guide
  • Assistance with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers
  • Evaluate programming and make recommendations to the Executive Director, Program Coordinator and the Board
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Acquired Brain Injury – 3 years (Preferred)
  • Recreation Therapist or Rehabilitation Support Worker (bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of local resources for people living with the effects of an ABI
  • Comfortable with technology (data entry, email, word processing, etc.)
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and organizational skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to travel to attend support group meetings in Peel
  • Comfortable with co-facilitating minimum two support groups per month
  • Ability to attend planning meetings as needed – usually twice/year
  • CPR/First Aid Certified

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $50.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Acquired Brain Injury: 3 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Ontario Driver's (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)