Community Liaison Worker - Intern (EDM)

The Mustard Seed Edmonton, AB
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POSITION SUMMARY

The Community Liaison Worker will participate in programs, which are essential to the alleviation of poverty and homelessness and build healthy relationships between stakeholders in The Mustard Seed’s diverse community.

The interns’ primary role will be to promote education and awareness to the wider public on local social issues such as poverty and homelessness. Specifically, they will help run SeedServe, an inner-city immersion educational experience for youth groups who will serve, and learn with The Mustard Seed community. They will support in the development of virtual social issues walks, and will support The Mustard Seeds’ basic services, including a food bank depot, meal program, and clothing centre.

Location: Edmonton 

Position Type: Seasonal Employment, Part time 

Schedule: 35 hours per week 

Reporting to:  Community Development Manager
Number of Positions to Fill: 2


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


  • Plan and implement community engagement activities for youth
  • Promote the SeedServe  programs to youth pastors, colleges, and churches
  • Liaise with the leaders of groups attending the SeedServe  programs
  • Jointly organize activities with the external and internal resources
  • Deliver Community Engagement workshops and presentations, as needed
  • Discuss with youth in SeedServe  important subjects including  crime prevention in their communities
  • Facilitate learning opportunities to help youth better understand the issues of poverty and homelessness in their own community and equip youth to deepen their engagement with local agencies and causes
  • Represent The Mustard Seed to the intern’s community of faith
  • Attend staff meetings and other training as required
  • Other duties as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS 


  • Passion for fostering a deeper understanding of poverty and homelessness in churches and the community
  • Empathy for the poor and a desire for greater understanding concerning poverty and justice issues in an urban centre
  • Strong computer, communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Interest and skills in recreational activities such as sports or gardening is an asset
  • Strong team building and leadership skills
  • Must be currently enrolled fulltime in a post - secondary program and fully intending to return to fulltime studies in the fall of 2021.
  • Between the ages of 15 - 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • This posting will fill two positions and is temporary from  July 5th  – August 27th , 2021  and it is a requirement that interns can attend all 8  weeks

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Working environment will include indoor and outdoor activities, office work on computer, lifting and some travel will be required
  • Evenings and weekends hours maybe required to accommodate the hours of the community hubs
  • Physical and mental effort will be moderate
  • Valid Driver’s License, Driver’s Abstract and Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
  • Position is conditional on Summer Student funding and number of hours or weeks may be subject to change 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer  
  • Must be returning for the fall semester at a post-secondary institution 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS 

  • Be between 18 and 30 years of age 
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment 
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations 
  • Not a member of the Immediate Family of the Employer or a member of the Immediate Family of an officer or director of the Employer 
  • International students are not eligible participants 
  • Please do not apply if all these conditions are not met 
  • For more information about Canada Summer Jobs: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/youth 

NOTE :

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities. 

 
 
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