Job Description: Shelter Intervention worker

Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) is a not-for-profit organization offering shelter and culturally adapted activities and services to homeless and at-risk First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and men. Located in downtown Montreal, our centre provides emergency shelter and a hot dinner and light breakfast 365 nights a year for 16 women and 36 men. PAQ’s transitional housing program offers 16 studio apartments for Indigenous women and men at risk of homelessness, or who are in search of a stable living environment. PAQ provides a sense of belonging and trust developed through community events, psycho-social and crisis support, access to legal and health services, and indigenous cultural and arts programs.

As an essential service, PAQ’s shelter will remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak and will extend its operating hours to remain open during the day to protect the most vulnerable members of the PAQ community.

In order to strengthen its intervention team PAQ is adding new day, evening, and night 8-hour shifts to its schedule and is looking for experienced intervention workers to help fill these shifts immediately. PAQ will provide training. The monthly work schedule is published two weeks before the month starts, however ability to also work on an ‘on-call’ basis is helpful.

Responsibilities

Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ) is a not-for-profit organization offering shelter and culturally adapted activities and services to homeless and at-risk First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women and men. Located in downtown Montreal, our centre provides emergency shelter and a hot dinner and light breakfast 365 nights a year for 16 women and 36 men. PAQ’s transitional housing program offers 16 studio apartments for Indigenous women and men at risk of homelessness, Under the supervision of the Services Coordinator:

1. Welcomes and admits vulnerable Indigenous women and men and women wishing to stay at PAQ’s shelter.
2. Provides support and intervention tailored to the needs of participants.
3. Facilitates and fosters group life and the feeling of community with participants.
4. Maintains the stability, security and cleanliness of the premises and ensures compliance with PAQ regulations.
5. Serves meals and ensures the proper functioning of the community room.
6. Intervenes in crisis or emergency situations and responds to the needs of residents according to PAQ procedures and services.
7. Completes relevant documents, statistics and reports.
8. Coordinates household tasks by participants to ensure the cleanliness of the premises.
9. Participates in team meetings and trainings.
10. Provides scheduling flexibility and availability to work replacement shifts.
11. Performs any other task assigned by the Services Coordinator or the Team Leader, if necessary.or who are in search of a stable living environment. PAQ provides a sense of belonging and trust developed through community events, psycho-social and crisis support, access to legal and health services, and indigenous cultural and arts programs.

Qualifications

1. Minimum experience of six months in the field of intervention, social work, or other similar fields related to helping relationships.
2. Experience living or working with Indigenous communities or people.
3. Bilingualism (functional French and English) + Aboriginal languages an asset.
4. Education: College studies (minimum).
5. Sense of empathy.
6. Problem solving initiative.
7. Professional ethics.
8. Ability to work in a team.
9. First aid certification will be an asset.

Job status and schedule

Part-time position (up to 35 hours per week) according to the schedule established by PAQ.

Salary

$19.00 / hour.

 

* With equal qualification, Indigenous candidates will be recruited.

Those interested in applying should send a short cover letter and curriculum vitae to the following address: emplois@paqc.org.
Only candidates with the required experience will be contacted.

 

 

 


 

Job Description: Communications and Fundraising Officer

Reports To: Executive Director

Direct Reports: None

Contract: Full-time (35 hours per week) 9-month contract starting June 6, 2020, with possibility of renewal

Location: Downtown Montréal at the PAQ administrative offices, with possibility to work remotely up to 80% of the time

Wage and Benefits:
•$19 to $23 per hour; commensurate with qualifications and experience
•staff health insurance plan in place for Sept 1, 2020

Other: This position is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The following criteria apply:
•Between 15 and 30 years of age.
•Legally entitled to work in Canada (candidate has a valid Social Insurance Number)

Job Purpose

The Fundraising and Communications Officer is a support role that works closely with the Executive Director to build fundraising and communications capacity that drives PAQ’s fundraising goals and grows a loyal following. The person in this role will create content, and design and develop communications campaigns to generate income and raise awareness of PAQ’s mission and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Social, Broadcast and Print Media
• Collaborates with participants, residents, and intervention staff to build social media content
• Develops and manages content across digital and social media platforms, and the PAQ website
• Coordinates media lists and relations and responds to general and media enquiries
Fundraising
• Builds and executes integrated fundraising campaigns across platforms that creates an identifiable PAQ brand
• Builds, maintains and grows donor database; tracks donors
• Writes donor proposals and reports
• Corresponds with donors (recognition, tax receipting, etc.)
• Prepares fundraising reports for the Board of Directors.
Collateral
• Collaborates with intervention staff to build content
• Writes content, designs, and oversees production of print material (annual report, brochures, etc.)
Events
• Organizes community and fundraising events (AGM, Xmas party, summer BBQ, annual fundraising event)
Information and Knowledge Management
• Builds and coordinates PAQ’s photo database, documentation, and research/evidence to promote PAQ’s work
Other
• Proactively shares information related to job responsibilities with management; provides reports to management when requested
• Infuses a spirit of excellence and innovation within PAQ culture and working environment.
• Promotes PAQ’s values at work and externally
• Other duties, as assigned

Values, Experience, Skills, Qualifications

1. Demonstrates understanding and commitment to reconciliation for Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
2. Communications-related university degree or equivalent
3. Minimum one-year experience working in a communications and/or fundraising role, preferably in the not-for-profit sector
4. Outstanding written skills in either French or English with strong ability in the 2nd language; ability to produce concise and creative content in both languages
5. Experience managing digital communications channels and website design; photography skills and asset
6. Able to problem solve and apply innovative solutions.
7. Strong time management and coordination skills with the ability to independently schedule and prioritize multiple tasks.
8. High energy, positive “can-do” attitude, with a high degree of initiative and flexibility.

Other Requirements

• Ability to work a minimum 20% time at the PAQ administrative offices (located on-site at the shelter).
• Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

 

* With equal qualification, Indigenous candidates will be recruited.

Those interested in applying should send a short cover letter and curriculum vitae to the following address: emplois@paqc.org.
Only candidates with the required experience will be contacted.