Cinema Venture Contract Posting 2020

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

TWO Contracts with the Consumer Initiative Fund (CIF) – Vancouver Coastal Health
4 hours per month each, 6 month contract

We are looking for a pair of candidates who have demonstrated they work well together, and are good with technology.  Please submit both applications together.

Job Description:  Under the supervision of the CIF Coordinator, and in conjunction with staff at Venture House (near Main Street) to have movie screenings with a projector and chrome-book.  Following the movie showing will be a half hour discussion of the movie.  The successful candidates will be a well-organized pair who exhibit initiative, flexibility, sound judgement and good interpersonal skills.  The screenings will take place at Venture House.  Experience with – or ability to learn – projectors and with android or chrome-book devices is required. Movie buffs encouraged!
Qualifications:  The successful individuals will:

  1. have completed a Peer Support Training program or have equivalent training or experience
  2. have personal experience receiving services within the mental health or substance use system (required)
  3. experience or willing to learn the use of a projector
  4. experience or willing to learn the use of a chrome-book
  5. be able to be a role model to people recovering by sharing common life experiences and practical information in a post movie discussion format
  6. have effective strategies for dealing with stress
  7. be able to work cooperatively with mental health staff, clients and family members
  8. be able to work with a culturally diverse population
  9. be willing to respect other people’s choices in their recovery
  10. be able to adequately access and use public transportation,
  11. be able to present in a professional manner, and
  12. be empathetic, patient and supportive.

Duration of this Placement:  6 Months, with potential to renew.

Pay:  flat rate of $75 each per month.

Start Date:  April 2020 – day of week is somewhat flexible.  An evening during the week is preferred, and cannot be a Monday or a Wednesday as those evenings are already taken.

Only candidates who have made it to the interview level will be contacted.

Please submit a resume, references and a cover letter to:
Ian Sadler, CIF Coordinator
Vancouver Community Mental Health Services, VCH
200 – 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H5
Fax: 604-874-7661
Phone: 604-730-7675

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