Employment Opportunities

We invite you to join and grow with Nanaimo Family Life!

At NFLA we know that our greatest resource is the people that share our vision and focus their energy on realizing that vision.  Whether you are seeking personal healing, professional/personal development, volunteer or employment opportunities, or just want to be part of a community dedicated to the health and well being of its citizens, then there is a place for you here.

We are always seeking compassionate and forward thinking individuals to choose us as the place where they fulfill their professional goals and ambitions and grow in their capacity to serve others.

Please submit Resume and Cover letters to: hiring@nflabc.org

We are hiring! 

SHINE (Seniors Housing Information & Navigational Ease)

 Program Assistant– Nanaimo

JOB OVERVIEW

Nanaimo Family Life Association is working in partnership with the Seniors Services Society of BC and the United Way of the Lower Mainland to support the needs of older adults in accessing and maintaining safe and affordable housing. The goals of the SHINE program are to support the housing stability for seniors and reduce risks of housing instability and loss. Our work also strives to increase the health and wellness of Nanaimo seniors by providing information, system navigation and advocacy as related to their housing needs.

The SHINE Program Assistant operates under the guidance of the Program Coordinator, reporting to the Program Manager and Executive Director as necessary.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct client intakes and assessments to identify the service needs and make referrals to appropriate external programs
  • Provide unhoused seniors with information on how to access emergency shelter and support services
  • Assist clients with filling out paper and online forms with regards to housing
  • Communicate with landlords, building managers and housing providers to prevent loss of housing for senior clients
  • Provide administrative support to the SHINE Program Coordinator by maintaining appropriate records and assisting with the preparation of reports as needed.
  • Provide informational assistance to seniors regarding the Residential Tenancy Act and their rental rights
  • Liaise and collaborate with external partners and support workers to reduce gaps in information and services.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in place as the project develops
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Program Coordinator

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of the resources in our community available to older adults
  • Understanding of the unique needs of older adults
  • Experience in related field or a relevant work experience
  • Strong written, listening, and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work with volunteers and assist in building their capacity
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and networking skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a non-profit organization and ability to work with community partners
  • Organizational and time management skills and capable of working independently
  • Strong computer skills
  • Previous knowledge and experience with housing systems and agencies, public and private

JOB DETAILS

$23/hour, 35 hours/week, benefits offered at 3 months, paid vacation, self-care days and birthday off.

PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER/RESUME TO hiring@nflabc.org

NFLA believes that agencies are better when marginalized people in society?—?including people of colour, people from working class backgrounds, people with disAbilities, women and LGBTQ people are active at every level of the organization. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.