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Wednesday, October 3, 2018


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | Position: Program Assistant, Part-time, temporary | Agency: Cultural Connections Institute-The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX) is a non-profit, charitable organization that provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to adult newcomers. The LEX Program provides flexible, low-cost English language classes with volunteer instructors. The Program Assistant plays a key role providing administrative support to The Learning Exchange (LEX) Program and volunteer instructors. For the full job description, see: www.cci-lex.ca

Abstract: Working closely with the Program Coordinator, this position performs administrative duties & provides support to evening volunteers. The Program Assistant aids the Coordinator in day-to-day program support including, but not limited to, volunteer scheduling, information management and organization of daily lesson materials.  This position is the primary on-site contact and liaison for evening volunteers and may assist with materials, audiovisual set-up, student issues, etc. In addition, the Program Assistant supports the organization of training workshops, meetings and events, and at peak periods supports student intake, testing and registrations.

Key Responsibilities: Perform administrative tasks to support the LEX Program; Liaise with and support volunteer instructors in all matters; Handle volunteer scheduling; Ensure clear communication with volunteers; Assist with materials organization and activity development for the ESL curriculum; Organize and assist with coordination of training workshops, meetings or events; Support the Evening Administrator with student intake and registration; Foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Desired Qualifications: Experience working in an office setting performing administrative duties; Knowledge of program support & data management; Education and experience in adult education and/or TESL an asset; Knowledge of volunteer management practices an asset; Customer service skills; Excellent oral/written English skills; Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. | Work Schedule: 25 hours/week; Monday to Thursday 3:30pm-8:30pm; 5 hours on Fridays (flexible schedule on Fridays); overall flexibility is an asset | Terms of Employment: $19.50/hour. Note: Temporary position until March 31, 2019; possibility of extension. 

DEADLINE: Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: executive.director@cci-lex.ca – by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. We thank all candidates for applying, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday, October 1, 2018


VOLUNTEER RECRUITING – DRIVE HAPPINESS Looking to volunteer? Want to make your own schedule? Why not help us Drive Happiness? For 20 years, Drive Happiness has provided assisted transportation services to seniors by pairing them with volunteer drivers. Join us, call 780.424.5438 | drivehappiness.ca/volunteerThere is no minimum time commitment and our volunteers can choose their own rides. With service 7 days a week, we can match the any volunteer’s availability with a senior who needs assistance. Make a difference in a senior's life, volunteer for Drive Happiness now! | About: Drive Happiness Seniors Association is a registered, non-profit society whose purpose is to assist seniors residing in Edmonton to maintain an independent lifestyle that enables them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. We do this by providing seniors with a Senior Assisted Transportation Program. Our mission is to provide adequate transportation to help maintain the mobility, independence and overall well-being of Edmonton seniors. –


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CMHA-ER www.cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Position: Peer Support Coordinator | Terms: Permanent Full-time | Salary: $41,061 - $57,324 | Closing Date: October 10, 2018. About: CMHA-Edmonton is a non-profit organization that envisions mentally healthy people in caring communities. We increase awareness and understanding of mental health, mental illness, recovery, and suicide prevention through education.

Position Abstract: Reporting to the Manager, Housing Services and Peer Support, the Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the activities necessary to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the CMHA Edmonton Recovery College, Welcome Centre and Peer School and is a contact for Peer Connections Peer Leaders.  Responsible for supporting excellence in peer support competencies providing individual and group peer support resulting in the delivery of hope based, positive, compassionate service and strengths-based problem solving.

Qualifications/Experience | • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree in a related Human Services program • Completion of CMHA School of Peer Support course considered an asset • Minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in peer support working with individuals with mental health or addiction issues • Lived experience of mental health or addiction issues • Recent community mental health & case management experience preferred • MHFA & ASIST training is considered an asset • Acceptable attainment and maintenance of a Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check and an Intervention Record Check.

Skills/Abilities | • Positive, helpful attitude towards assisting clients • Strong interpersonal, verbal & written communication skills • Ability to set boundaries with clients, deal with difficult situations & respond in a composed manner • Demonstrated understanding of: mental health; mental illness and recovery; information and referral services; and crisis intervention • Knowledge and skills of advocacy, empowerment, and mental health recovery principles • Ability to work independently in a stressful environment, set priorities, meet deadlines/allocate time & resources effectively •  Organizational & problem solving skills • Ability to effectively use MS Office • Ability to deal effectively with the public and community agencies and maintain good public relations.

TO APPLY | Submit CV/cover letter in confidence to: hr@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca | Note: All shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews scheduled for October 15 & 16, 2018. Thank you for making mental health matter. –