Distress Centre Volunteer Coordinator
Grade 7 | Temporary Full Time | 12 Month Contract

The position of the Distress Centre Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the effective and efficient running of the day-to-day operations of the Distress Centre. Responsibilities include recruiting, screening, training, as well as ongoing monitoring and support to the volunteers to provide the telephone services and referral to the crisis line.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 year Community College diploma in social services or related field, with specialization in rehabilitation counselling
  • 3-5 years related experience
  • Volunteer Resource Management Certificate would be an asset
  • Knowledge of the needs and best practice service standards for persons with mental health issues and/or developmental disabilities
  • Well-developed understanding of the social services sector and the challenges within the community
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources
  • Able to provide intervention supports to a variety of individuals in crisis requiring support and referral services
  • Able to supervise and retain volunteers
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, anticipation, organization and time management skills
  • Broad knowledge of community and mental health services and resources
  • CPI, CPR and First Aid would be an asset
  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

Core Competencies

  • Advocating for Others - Level 3 - Calculates impact of actions or words
  • Collaboration - Level 3 - Encourages others
  • Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making - Level 3 - Understands and acts on basic relationships
  • Developing Others - Level 3 - Coaches others and provides advice relative to competency acquisition
  • Fostering Independence in Others - Level 3 - Delegates
  • Holding People Accountable - Level 1 - Gives direction
  • Interpersonal Relations and Respect - Level 1 - Listens respectfully to others
  • Resilience - Level 2 - Performs well under normal pressure

How To Apply
Deadline for applications is April 15th, 2019 at 4:00pm. Please forward all applications to;

  • Krista Beaupre, Human Resources Manager
  • Email: kbeaupre@dslg.ca
  • Developmental Services of Leeds and Grenville welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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