Chinese Senior Worker

Job Title: 
Chinese Senior Worker
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre
Apr 30 2019 - 5:00pm

30hrs-wk / Wed. – Sat. Schedule


Union (BCGEU) - $23.00 per hour + generous health & welfare

Job Description: 

Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Program Manager; this position will provide information, resources and other relevant services to Chinese Seniors living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. This program works in partnership with non-profit housing and social service organizations to build networks with isolated seniors to improve their quality of life. She will work from a feminist perspective and within an anti-oppression framework.

Skills and Qualities Required: 

• Demonstrated teamwork, leadership and administrative skills.
• Experience program management, assessment and development.
• Excellent communication, facilitation, and organizational skills.
• Computer and IT aptitude – Desktop publishing an asset.
• An understanding of the issues, anti-oppression, racism and addictions that affects residents of the DTES, with a particular awareness of the struggles of immigrant communities.
• Must speak and write Cantonese (Mandarin speaking as well is a definite asset).
• Individuals with a history of addictions must be 2 years clean and sober.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Outreach to social housing, low-income housing, community spaces and on the street for the purpose of connecting with isolated seniors.
• Develop and implement a relevant and effective outreach program built on community-based peer support methodologies.
• Provide individualized support for isolated seniors to access and maintain appropriate social, health, learning and recreational networks.
• Program administration, statistics, report writing, grant development, budget and financial management.
• Active collaboration with other staff in the best interest of community members.
• Full participation at staff meeting meetings and trainings.

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume & cover letter to:
Chinese Seniors Worker Hiring Committee in-person or via e-mail, mail or fax
302 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 4J1
Fax: 604-681-8470 Email: humanresources [at] dewc [dot] ca

Additional Information: 

Additional languages spoken an asset / Aboriginal Women and Women of Colour are Strongly Encouraged to Apply

**NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. While we thank all applicants for their interests, only the Shortlisted will be contacted**


Vancouver, BC