Senior Community Outreach Worker
James Bay New Horizons and Silver Threads Service began working together in 2015 to reduce isolation of seniors. The concept is simple – have an Outreach Worker meet with seniors where they live, to make connections, listen to concerns and inform seniors of available services to help them remain independent. The project began with financial support from the City of Victoria and focused on outreach to seniors living in rental housing in James Bay and Jubilee neighbourhoods. Thanks to the ongoing financial support from the City and funding from the United Way the program has expanded and is available to assist with connecting seniors to the information and services they need.
In the spring of 2018 the City of Victoria agreed to provide the City of Victoria Senior Centres ongoing annual funding for the Senior Community Outreach initiative and the Cook Street Activity Centre was welcomed as a partner.
- To connect seniors to resources to improve the quality of life
(Including subsidy programs that include SAFER, Fair Pharmacare, bc211)
- To connect seniors to services to improve their quality of life
(Senior Centres, Homecare, Handy DART)
- To connect seniors to their neighbours
- Facilitate group information sessions in various locations around Greater Victoria for seniors. Groups may be in rental housing or other gathering places. Follow up with attendees to determine needs.
- Arrange schedule of events and promote to seniors in the community.
- Set up displays and provide resource and promotional materials to the group participants.
- Manage database information, including client information, attendance, track intake, follow up calls to attendees and keep all statistical information and confidential records.
- Maintain contact and connections with attendees after the initial contact and build connections.
- Provide one on one support as required to connect seniors to support and resources.
- Develop schedule of events and coordinate outreach events and programs.
- Record statistical information including numbers of contacts, connections to resources and relationships built.
- Provide written anecdotal stories and information.
- Provide written evaluation with recommendations and next steps to the Executive Directors.
The successful candidate will:
- Have the ability to establish and maintain respectable working relationships with staff members and members of the Societies.
- Demonstrate empathy for and enjoy working closely with seniors.
- Display a strong understanding of the aging process and the ability to identify any mental, physical or emotional changes that may be characterized by personality changes, confusion or the ability to focus on a conversation or task at hand.
- Have working knowledge of community resources and services for referrals.
- Be experienced with event and program planning.
- Professional designation in social work, counselling, nursing or related field an asset
- Police Information Check
- Current First Aid
- Police History Check
- Valid driver license and own transportation
This is a part time position 15 hours per week.
Rate of pay is: $25.50
Applications by: Monday, October 1st, 2018
No phone calls please
RFP – Year End Financial Review
Silver Threads Service is requesting proposals from local accounting firms interested in presenting a bid to our organization for our annual review engagement.
The deadline for receipt of your proposal submission is October 5th, 2018.
Please download the Request for Proposal for further details.