JOB OFFER: Program Animator

Overview of the position:

The Program Animator will provide preventative programming to the 50+ community of Lachine and surrounding areas.  To support the implementation of French and English center base activities, food services and special projects.  

 

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure the 50+ Community is participating in educational, physical and nutritional programming. 
  • Coordinate and animate activities that promote social integration.
  • To encourage the expansion of the activities and food activities.
  • Animate weekly preventative activities.
  • Support with the recruitment, onboarding, training and supervision of kitchen and Centre volunteers. To provide the necessary support and recognition to volunteer.
  • Lead a team of volunteers to prepare weekly meal programs from scheduling volunteers, delegating tasks, and assured tasks are completely. 
  • Participate on the committee for food security.
  • In collaboration with the Activity Coordinator, plan, implement and evaluate the special event menus.
  • Coordinate the opening and closing of the Centre’s Kitchen.
  • Oversee the weekly baking and snack bar which are sold at the “Casse-Croute”
  • Assist the Activity Coordinator with the execution of centre Special Events and Trips.
  • Be part of the evaluation team for program development, if the situation warrants it.
  • All other duties assigned associated with the operational tasks of the centre, and special projects.

Accountability:

The Program Animator reports to the Activity Coordinator.

Job Conditions:

  • 28 hours a week. A one year contract depending on funding.
  • Salary: 19.00$ per hour.

Requirements:

  • Experience in community work (e.g. non-profit sector, and community organizing, etc.);
  • Post-secondary education in relevant field or equivalent work-related experience; (leisure sciences, CRLT, Special Care Counseling, Social Services or related studies)  
  • Experience with volunteer management; 
  • Experience in activity and program development and evaluations.
  • Experience  in  group  dynamics and  interpersonal  relationships.
  • Must be able to function as a member of a team as well as independent.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues related to seniors;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel etc.) and Google tools (Google Docs, Sheets etc.); training will be provided
  • Ability to communicate bilingually.

Submit your C.V to the General Director, Tamara Peel @ tamarap@theteapot.org 

We look forward to meeting you!