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Metro Vancouver HomeShare Pilot Site Coordinator

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Work Opportunity: Metro Vancouver HomeShare Pilot Site Coordinator
Employment Type: Part-time, Contract with Canada HomeShare a division of the National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE)
Work Hours: 5-10 hours per week (flexible hours, evenings and weekends) for a period of 52 weeks.
Wage: $26 an hour
Location: Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby.
Application Deadline: January 30, 2022

Project Description
The Metro Vancouver HomeShare Pilot Program will match at least 10 post-secondary students to live with 10 older adults aged 55 or above living in the Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby areas who have a spare room in their home. In exchange for a reduced rental rate between $400-600 per month, the student provides up to seven hours per week of companionship and/or light help with household tasks. Canada HomeShare began as a pilot project in 2018 in Toronto through the Toronto Seniors Strategy. The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) implemented the pilot with city and community partners. After a successful conclusion, the program was expanded in Toronto and implemented in Barrie. in January 2020 in partnership with the Office of the Mayor and Georgian College. The purpose of the program is to empower older adults wishing to age-in-place in their homes with additional income, help around the home, and companionship, as well as to address the lack of affordable student housing in the City. Past participants report significant benefits from their participation, including positive social engagement and less financial stress. The success of the Toronto HomeShare model has now been proven and is newly expanding to Vancouver in partnership with Simon Fraser University. We are hiring a site coordinator to be a key program staff member to implement the Vancouver HomeShare Pilot Program.

Job Summary
The Site Coordinator, a trained, registered, social worker or social service worker, will be responsible for organizing and conducting the day-to-day operations of the Metro Vancouver HomeShare Pilot Program with comprehensive support from the Canada HomeShare Program office, based in Toronto. The position offers an opportunity to use your case management, administration and community outreach skills with
flexible hours and significant freedom to arrange your own work schedule.

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  • Date

    Jan 18, 2022

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    Canada HomeShare by NICE


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