Street Level Worker - 3 Summer Positions

The Mustard Seed Edmonton, AB
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Do you have strong interpersonal skills and a heart for those experiencing homelessness

Join our Street Level team for the summer!

The main responsibility of the Street Level Intern is to support the staff and the community participants in creating a space where all are welcome, safety and supports are offered and meaningful activities and community involvement are encouraged.

Interns will participate in programs which are essential to the alleviation of poverty and homelessness including basic services (food bank depot, meal program, clothing centre). They will also support and run community development programs (coach inner-city baseball team, community gardens and food sustainability, community clean-ups and employment programs).

There are three positions (one in each hub listed below), that will be hired from this one posting. Below is a brief description of each hub and some site specific duties as well as the duties listed above.

Position Type: Full time, fixed contract
Schedule: to be determined
Reporting to: Multiple

Number of Positions available: Three

Location: Multiple

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Neighbor Centre (10050 - 81 Ave, Edmonton SW)

  • Encouraging our community to assist in the gardening and flower care, as well as planning our summer BBQ/picnic; planning and facilitating some summer community events with the local business community and our participants.

The Mosaic Centre (12758 Fort Rd, Edmonton NE)

  • Intern Duties – Organize annual block party, Contact Donors for Event, Organize Volunteers for Event; Assist with Community Garden – organize community, planting day, help with mini seminars with regard to canning, medicinal herbs etc.; Organize Summer Clean up Crew – assemble and schedule clean up teams, ensure equipment is available and is returned, cleaning t-shirts, accompany teams.

96 Street Location -Church (10638 - 96 Street, Edmonton NW)

  • Intern Duties – helping at evening meals, assisting in the Food Depot, participating in drop in programs, community garden, after meal community events, organizing baseball league (practices and games) and jam sessions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Experience working with our most vulnerable population is an asset
  • 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
  • Strong team building and leadership skills
  • Must be currently enrolled in fulltime in a post-secondary program and fully intending to return to fulltime studies in the fall
  • Between the ages of 15 - 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • This posting will fill three positions and is temporary and it is a requirement that interns can attend all 16 weeks

WORKING CONDITIONS

·       This is a part time 30-35 hours position; work hours are primarily days, some evenings required

  • The position will require, frequent manual labor, conflict resolution and organizational ability

 

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

 

NOTE

  • Your privacy is important to us. The information we collect is used solely for consideration for employment.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.
  • Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

 

 
 
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