[sust-mar] Summer job: Outreach, Red Bear Healing Home, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Outreach Coordinator
Type: summer jobs / summer students / ages 18–30
Organization: Red Bear Healing Home Society
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

About Us

Red Bear Healing Home is a non-profit society registered with the Province of Nova Scotia (June 23, 2011) that assists people who are experiencing social and/or economic disadvantages in Nova Scotia.  Information, referrals, resources and services are provided to help people develop the capacity to sustain themselves and realize their unique potential. 

The Seven Sacred Teachings/Laws; The Teachings of the Four Directions; and, The Twelve Teachings of the Sacred Tree guide our work to build respect for all life. Red Bear Healing Home is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director. Over 90% of our work is completed by volunteer labour.

Building Respect for all Life through Sustainable Living

Red Bear Healing Home upholds the following principles:
• The Seven Sacred Teachings/Laws of: Love ♦  Respect ♦  Wisdom ♦  Honesty ♦ Courage ♦ Humility ♦ Truth.  Interpretations are available on-line by searching for The Seven Sacred Teachings.  
• The Teachings of the Four Directions  - see Rupert Ross, Returning to the Teachings
• The Teachings of the Sacred Tree
• Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth

We assist people build their capacity by providing education, inspiration, referrals, support, resources, peer support and free voice mail for people who are economically and socially disadvantaged in Nova Scotia.

Outreach Coordinator
Roles and Responsibilities

The Outreach Coordinator position has the responsibility to assist people who are experiencing poverty. The main duties are to:
• Be an ambassador for Red Bear Healing Home
• Treat people with respect
• Develop and maintain community relationships and networks
• Builds a sense of trust in our communities

Reports to Executive Director 
Location: Halifax

Education and Other Requirements
• A degree in or working towards post-secondary education in sociology, social work, psychology, international development or community college human services worker
• Must be between the ages of 18 and 30
• Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

• Honest, reliable, patient, kind and friendly
• Some experience working in the voluntary sector or with people who are experiencing poverty an asset
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written; a good listener
• Detail oriented
• Motivated/self-starter
• Maintain confidentiality
• Agree to Red Bear Healing Homes principles and mandate
• Knowledge of or interested in learning about services available to people experiencing poverty

• Contact and schedule presence at community hubs, soup and community kitchens, food banks, community events, shelters and other nonprofits for in person sign up for free voice mail, information, resources and referrals
• Update database of community service organizations
• Provide access to resources, information and provide referrals where necessary
• Develop reports
• Find funding assistance to sustain program and services
• Facilitate evaluation and success of program
• Other duties as required

Term: summer 6 weeks/35 hours per week

Remuneration: $11.55

Application Process: 

Email cover letter stating why you are interested in the position and resume to: Carla Conrod, Executive Director, Red Bear Healing Home

ed at myredbear.com

References will be required if selected. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Red Bear Healing Home respects diversity and welcomes applications from visible minorities, women, First Nations, people with disabilities and LGBTQ2 – please self-disclose in your cover letter.


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