Job Opportunities

Lakeside HOPE House

Lakeside HOPE House provides tangible, compassionate assistance and care to those in the Guelph community through immediate relief and ongoing support. Our goal is to foster a greater level of independence by delivering front-line services and support that allow our community members to maintain their dignity and choice. This is accomplished through a diverse range of programs and services including a choice-based, bucks-based Food and Clothing Market, HOPE Stylin’ Haircuts, a community Edu-Kitchen, the Guelph Community Backpack Project, a daily Café, HOPE for the Holidays, and other programs to all Guelph residents (including children) living in poverty.

 

 

Food Market Coordinator

Job Description

Reporting to the Immediate Relief Programs Manager, and working with the Gift-in-Kind (GIK) Coordinator, the Food Market Coordinator ensures that the HOPE House is able to operate our largest food security programs during the summer months. The participant will be working directly with clients, as well as preparing and maintaining the food market. The successful applicant will assist clients with their grocery selection, help coordinate volunteers, put food on the shelves, assist in food procurement and work with our client management software. They will also spend time helping develop and lead upcoming programs and food drives. This role will require excellent organization skills, time management skills, problem solving skills, information management and will require the individual to be able to communicate well and with tact and compassion when working with clients. The HOPE House food market sees over 450 families in Guelph per month, and good coordination of this program, as well as tact and sensitivity when working with our clients is essential to offering food security services in our community.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist clients with their grocery selection
  • Help coordinate volunteers
  • Put food on the shelves
  • Assist in food procurement
  • Work with our client management software
  • Develop and lead upcoming programs and food drives

 

Qualifications

  • Be between ages of 15-30 years of age
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred

 

Working Conditions

  • Position: Food Market Coordinator
  • Duration: up to 16 weeks at 30 hours/week at $14/hr (dependent on approved funding)

 

Direct Reports

  • Some volunteer supervision

 

Competencies & Skills Required

  • Excellent organization skills
  • Time management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Information management
  • Will require the individual to be able to communicate well and with tact and compassion when working with clients
  • Working knowledge of poverty (i.e. generational, situational, working poor)
  • Provision of a vulnerable sector police check

 

HOPE House is an equal opportunities employer, committed to employment equity. HOPE House values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 4 pm

Please send to Gillian at programs@lakesidehopehouse.ca

 

 

Farm Associate

 

Job Description

Reporting to the Community Farmer and/or Intake Worker and working with the Gift-in-Kind (GIK) Coordinator, the Farm Associate will be instrumental in ensuring our food market has fresh, healthy produce from our Community Gardens. The two potential gardens are located and operated in the north end of Guelph – one on an 8.6 acre parcel of land located on the Ignatius Jesuit Centre and the other at Lakeside Central Church on Conservation Drive.

 

We are hoping to expand this program as community gardens can help improve food security for participants by increasing physical and economic access to adequate amounts of healthy food. Community gardens provide health, economic, educational, social, and environmental benefits to participants and the community at large.

 

The successful candidate will create a docile gathering place for the community, and encourage and support volunteers and program participants in garden maintenance tasks (prepping, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, etc.); provide a welcoming space for participants to build self-confidence, wellness, and personal skills. The successful candidate will have experience in gardening, commitment to social justice and understanding of the food system and food security and must demonstrate ability to work with and show sensitivity to those who experience poverty/discrimination.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help manage a Community Garden by prepping, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting
  • Encourage and support volunteers and program participants in garden maintenance tasks (prepping beds, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, and post-harvest field clean up)
  • Plant, transplant, weed, harvest and clean produce according to Organic and Food Safety protocols
  • Provide a welcoming space for participants to build self-confidence, wellness and personal skills
  • Work within a set budget

 

Qualifications

  • Be between ages of 15-30 years of age
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred
  • Have a valid G driver’s license
  • Have a reliable vehicle

 

Working Conditions

  • Position: Farm Associate
  • Duration: up to 16 weeks at 30 hours/week at $14/hr (dependent on approved funding)

 

Direct Reports

  • Some volunteer supervision

 

Competencies & Skills Required

  • Knowledge and experience in gardening, ecological farming or other field work
  • Knowledge and experience in working with basic farm tools
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and well with others
  • Ability to work within a budget
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and show sensitivity to vulnerable populations and marginalized groups
  • Works well outside in all weather, at a good pace
  • Solid basic math and relational skills
  • Commitment to Health & Safety, operating as a cohesive team and building community
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, load and unload supplies into vehicles
  • Working knowledge of poverty (i.e. generational, situational, working poor)
  • Provision of a vulnerable sector police check

 

HOPE House is an equal opportunities employer, committed to employment equity. HOPE House values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Resumes will be accepted until Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 4 pm

Please send to Gillian at programs@lakesidehopehouse.ca