The Health and Wellness Program Coordinator reports to the Community Economic Development (CED) Manager and provides direct service to participants of the North End Women’s Centre.
- Post secondary certificate or degree in Health Science, Health Promotion, Health Education, or in a related social services field. Other combinations of relevant education and experience may be considered;
- Knowledge of, and experience working with Indigenous people particularly in terms of the historical context, traditions, teachings as well as the unique barriers Indigenous women face; Background in Trauma Informed Practice; Harm Reduction perspective; Pro-Choice.
- Minimum two (2) years experience in group facilitation;
- Experience in program planning, development and implementing a variety of wellness programs or workshops such as: Red Road to Healing, Yoga, Tai Chi, Medicine Wheel Teachings, Meditation, Nutrition, Sharing Circles, Drumming, etc.;
- Knowledge of cooking/food preparation, nutrition, healthy eating practices, safe food handling;
- Knowledge of the resources available in the community to women experiencing poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, and/or addictions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
- Non-judgmental and accepting attitude with the ability to recognize own biases, assumptions and areas of reactivity;
- Strong time management, organizational, and problem solving skills - including the ability to multitask, prioritize, designate and complete tasks (reports, data, etc.) with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
- The demonstrated ability to be self motivated and to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment;
- Ability to deal with crisis situations and conflict in an appropriate manner;
- Knowledge of a variety of creative ways to encourage self awareness, self care, and healing in women; Basic computer and administrative skills and experience working with MS Excel, MS Windows, MS Word, and MS Outlook in a work setting;
- Demonstrated ability to work with a defined budget;
- Knowledge of a variety of healing practices (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual) from various cultures would be considered an asset;
- Experience working with marginalized women from diverse cultural backgrounds would be considered an asset;
- Experience working in a community based setting in the North End of Winnipeg would be considered an asset;
- To research, plan, organize, coordinate and facilitate a variety of empowerment, self care, art therapy, and self identity programs and workshops for women;
- To recruit community women for the program through the development and distribution of posters and presentations to sister and community organizations;
- To research, develop, and distribute plain language handouts to participants attending sessions;
- To shop for program supplies while adhering to the program budget;
- To track and evaluate each project based on an identified process and outcome indicators;
- Administrative and reporting duties;
- Satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks;
- A current/valid First Aid and CPR Certificate (or willingness to obtain within 3 months);
- A current/valid Food Handlers Certificate (or willingness to obtain within 3 months);
- A valid class 5 driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle;
- May be required to regularly lift or move items up to 40 lbs+ and navigate multiple level buildings(stairs);
Job Status: Term Full-Time 37.5 hours per week (November 18, 2019 - March 31, 2021) Program renewal is based upon funding
Salary Range: $18-$24 / hour
Closing Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 (4:00pm)
Start Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
*Ability to work a flexible schedule is required- Position involves daytime and evening hours with occasional weekend hours.
Resume and a cover letter may be submitted by email, mail, fax, or in person to:
Community Economic Development Manager
North End Women’s Centre
394 Selkirk Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M2
Email: kristi at newcentre.org
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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