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Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society is being featured on BC Centre for Palliative Care!

Check out Compassionate Communities in BC – BC Centre for Palliative Care (bc-cpc.ca)

An EXCITING update….Cherryville Community Food & Resource Society is also featured on Public Health Palliative Care International! Check out the link below:

World Compassionate Communities Day – 2023 — PHPCI

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Employment Opportunity – FilledEmployment Opportunity – Filled

Job Title: Community Outreach Worker

Community: Cherryville

Status: part-time (15hrs per week) start May 15th, 2021 – May 15th 2022 (possibility for more hours depending on funding)

Position Summary

The Community Outreach Worker will work at the Cherryville Community Food & Resources building providing information and support to inquiring individuals. A focus on working with the aging population and volunteer recruitment and coordination is a priority. The Community Outreach Worker will work closely with our team to grow the organization and implement services that meet the unique needs of our community.

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Human Service Certification, or undergraduate degree in related field
  • Experience working in community, familiar with Cherryville area an asset
  • Knowledge and experience of working with aging population is preferred
  • Valid BC Driver’s License as well as a clear driver abstract and access to personal vehicle for work related purposes
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong, collaborative relationships
  • Technical skills a requirement (computer savvy, able to use excel and word, etc.)

Work Performed

Duties and Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing information and referral through phone calls, drop-ins (once safe to do), and one-on-one appointments
  • Recruiting, screening, and coordinating volunteers
  • Tracking and reporting (maintain call log, compiling data, taking notes/records, etc.)
  • Checking in with ED on regular basis, give reports and provide data, discuss common needs/concerns of the community
  • Networking and facilitating/strengthening relationships with community partners and stakeholders
  • Pursue and support community development opportunities
  • Experience working in a setting where confidentiality is required
  • Must adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, policy, and protocols

Hours

This is a part-time position, consisting of 15 hours per week at 21.00/hour (includes MERCS). This position is secure for one year with the potential to continue depending on funding availability. Hours can be moved around to fit schedule of Community Outreach Worker.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit resume with at least two references by email to:

Meghan Derkach, Executive Director at meghan.derkach@hotmail.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, please note only the applicants under consideration will be scheduled an interview.

 

Huge Thank You to Food Banks BC, BC Dairy Farmers, NORD, Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association, and Safe Seniors Strong CommunitiesHuge Thank You to Food Banks BC, BC Dairy Farmers, NORD, Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association, and Safe Seniors Strong Communities

We are absolutely speechless by the continual support we are receiving from organizations both locally and provincially. We would like to formally thank you Food Banks BC, Dairy Farmers of BC, North Okanagan Regional District, Kamloops Okanagan Dairy Association, and the Safe Seniors Strong Communities through United Way of the Lower Mainland. You are a major reason why we have been able to continually support our community despite the hardships and obstacles prevalent from this global pandemic.

We cannot express enough the deep gratitude we feel. During these uncertain times, it is the love and support and generosity of others that help communities thrive and we have been fortunate and honored to receive an abundance of support from our local and provincial organizations.

The Cherryville Community Food Bank thanks all of you, from the very bottom of our hearts, as we are able to expand our reach within our community and surrounding areas to those who are at risk and to those who need this support more than ever. Thank you.