The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEHS) is seeking a Camp Coordinator to aid the participants and facilitators at land-based healing camps with the Indigenous Street Family (ISF). The Camp Coordinator will assist the Land Based healing manager in engaging with various communities on Vancouver Island to provide members of the ISF opportunities to attend land-based events. Working in tandem with communities and community project leads, within community practices and protocols, the Camp Coordinator will develop Work Plans for each camp. The scope of the work will include the overall logistics, preplanning, planning, delivery, and supporting the evaluation of experiences and services.
We are a non-profit and registered charitable organization whose sole focus is to support Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness with a vision to lead long-term systemic change to better meet the needs of our people living away from home and experiencing homelessness. Established in 2016, the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness is an Indigenous-led non-profit organization whose mission is to end Indigenous homelessness across Vancouver Island by lovingly providing culturally supportive housing and services. Our work is grounded in Indigenous knowledge and centers on the voices of the Indigenous Street Community who share their immediate needs, lived experiences, and thoughts on solutions. Together, these perspectives guide our path toward collective healing, health, and housing stability. Being the sole organization focused on ending Indigenous homelessness on Vancouver Island, the work of the ACEHS is critical.
ABOUT THE ROLE
- Assisting with all aspects of participant recruitment, outreach, facilitation, and building relationships.
- Assisting with shopping and meal planning.
- Booking campsites, travel, accommodation, and rental equipment.
- Maintaining connections with camp participants, reminding them of upcoming dates including medical dates that may be required to participate – liaise with the participant’s primary caregiver(s).
- Ensuring ACEHS van logs are maintained, receipts are submitted, and that vans are thoroughly cleaned after use.
- Ensuring that camp planning forms are completed.
- Ensuring the completion of camp set up, takedown, maintaining and updating the inventory list and purchasing replacement material and equipment where needed in preparation for the next camp.
- Maintaining contact and check-ins with the ISF.
- Participating in camp debrief talking circles.
- Liaising with participants and outreach pre and post camps for follow-up as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Required demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, and working in a fast-paced environment requiring troubleshooting
- Level 5 Driver’s License – ability to drive ACEH van with passengers is must.
- Food Safe Certificate
- First Aid Certificate
- Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing, in a cross-cultural environment.
- Ability to effectively respond and adjust to unexpected events, assess high risk situations, problem-solve, and manage conflict in a culturally supportive manner.
- Interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Self-starter with proven organizational skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Understanding of the intergenerational trauma that occurs because of colonization, Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop, and other oppressive systems as well as the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
- Ability to work in a holistic, professional, and non-judgmental manner as you are working with a broad range of personalities, needs, cultures, lived experiences and abilities.
- As per the Canada Summer Jobs requirements, applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 30. Applicant must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
- Ability to use stairs
- Ability to lift 30 pounds
- Ability to complete repetitive tasks (such as sitting, standing, walking and bending)
Preference will be given to qualified candidates with Indigenous ancestry. The ACEHS values strength in diversity. As an inclusive employer that celebrates the gifts of all its staff and encourages members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to apply.
Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter which highlights how your knowledge, skills and abilities will and contribute to the ACEHS.
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