Career/Volunteer Opportunities at BrainTrust Canada

BrainTrust Canada employees are compassionate, skilled professionals.  We work in a culture that welcomes diversity, and we honour the uniqueness of each individual member of our team.  We believe that:

  • everyone affected by brain injury deserves meaningful support,
  •  in most cases, brain injury can be prevented, and
  • impact is possible if we do our part to give brain injury a louder voice.

Our team is based in Kelowna, BC with a secondary office in Vernon, BC.

 

Employment Opportunities

Community Support Facilitator - Full-Time

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive, community-based support and rehabilitation agency that provides leadership, innovation and value-based service excellence to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injury. Our work is rewarding and meaningful, and we strive to create a friendly and supportive work environment for all employees. Due to new funding we are recruiting a full-time Community Support Facilitator.

The Community Support Facilitator works on a one-to-one basis with clients in activities focused on community living, development of compensatory strategies, recreational skills, and rehabilitation plans that promote inclusion and increased quality of life.

The successful applicant will have a Human Services Diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year of recent related experience. The ability to work independently is required and previous experience and knowledge of acquired brain injury is an asset. A class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is essential.

Please email your cover letter and resume by Friday December 1st, 2017 to Marcie McLeod – Director of Client Services, BrainTrust Canada.

Community Support Facilitator - Part-Time

BrainTrust Canada is a progressive, community-based support and rehabilitation agency that provides leadership, innovation and value-based service excellence to individuals and families impacted by acquired brain injury. Our work is rewarding and meaningful, and we strive to create a friendly and supportive work environment for all employees. Due to new funding we are recruiting a part-time (25-30 hrs per week) Community Support Facilitator.  This position has the potential to increase to full-time hours if desired.

The Community Support Facilitator works on a one-to-one basis with clients in activities focused on community living, development of compensatory strategies, recreational skills, and rehabilitation plans that promote inclusion and increased quality of life.

The successful applicant will have a Human Services Diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of one year of recent related experience. The ability to work independently is required and previous experience and knowledge of acquired brain injury is an asset. A class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is essential.

Please email your cover letter and resume by Friday December 1st, 2017 to Marcie McLeod – Director of Client Services, BrainTrust Canada.

Volunteer Opportunities

Cooking Coach

Teach clients with brain injury how to prepare simple meals.

Hours:                                    

  • 2 hours per week in BrainTrust Canada kitchen
  • 1 hour per week shopping for food/supplies and menu planning
  • 1 year commitment appreciated

This position can be shared with another volunteer.

Personal Attributes:

  • a people person
  • organizational skills
  • cooking skills
  • able to work well with others
  • able to understand and work with people with diverse abilities

Key Responsibilities

Develop classes that teach nutrition, safe food preparation, budgeting, menu planning, grocery shopping, and how to make simple, healthy meals that follow the Canada Food Guide.  Clients will be taught at their own pace to be independent around meal preparation and kitchen safety.

The Cooking Coach will work with the Group Programs Coordinator to develop a program that includes:

  • healthy and inexpensive menu planning (Canada Food Guide)
  • shopping tips and budgeting
  • meal preparation with safety

If you'd like to volunteer or want more information about becoming a Cooking Coach, please contact Amanda McFarlane.