Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

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Community Connectors

Feb 28, 2019
Ottawa Area, Ontario

Community Connector

Citizen Advocacy is looking for Community Connectors in Orleans, Cumberland, Centrepointe, St. Laurent and Bayshore, who have experience working with individuals who are living with a disability. This position requires a time commitment of 6 hours per month.  An ideal opportunity for someone who has a passion for supporting people living with a disability and believes in the power of friendships.

Community Connectors work with individuals living with disabilities, and their families, to form a group of people committed to being part of a personal support Network for the individual. The role of the Community Connector is to work with the family and the Focus Person to identify existing connections, build on these connections, and to explore the community to create a formal group of caring individuals who make up the Network.  A solid Network ensure a good life now and a safe and secure future and peace of mind for the individual with the disability and their family.

 

Community Connector’s Responsibilities:

  • Identifying potential community connections and accompanying focus person in the community
  • Actively recruiting new Network members from the community
  • Completing invoices in a timely manner and sending the family and the Program Coordinator monthly summaries of work completed or planned
  • Monitoring that long-term planning is completed and updated as necessary (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Guardians etc.), and that all documentation is stored safely and confidentially
  • Developing and maintaining a 6-month work plan for each Network and reporting on Network activities to the Program Coordinator
  • Attending Facilitator meetings (4 annually) at Citizen Advocacy office

Requirements:

  • Ability to work 6 hours per month (flexible), per family
  • Fluent in English (some positions require English and French)
  • Strong interpersonal and group skills
  • Knowledge and experience in providing support and guidance for people with various disabilities
  • Outgoing personality with a high level of comfort thinking in new and creative ways to build connections within a community
  • Demonstrated links and involvement in their own community
  • Ability to commit for one year to each Network facilitated
  • Knowledge of MS Word and access to computer and internet
  • Personal and professional references/current valid police check

 

Rate of Pay $24.20/hour

Please send your resume to:
Kelly Howson at khowson@citizenadvocacy.org OR fax it to 613-761-9525

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