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.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT FACILITATOR: FULL-TIME
Are you passionate about helping vulnerable people in your community?
One of the most under-recognized, under-funded social issues we have today, brain injury affects approximately 1.5 million people in Canada and is considered a silent epidemic.
BrainTrust Canada was founded in 1986 when a small group of committed people recognized a need for greater support and resources in the Okanagan for those affected by brain injury. Today we remain committed to reducing the stress experienced when someone has sustained a brain injury. We help ensure that these individuals receive adequate funding, housing, and healthcare, and assist them in living as independently as possible in our community.
BrainTrust Canada is currently recruiting a Community Support Facilitator for our Kelowna-based team of professionals who work directly with individuals affected by brain injury. This is a full-time position.
As a Community Support Facilitator you help individuals with brain injury develop strategies for managing the tasks of daily living, create rehabilitation plans that promote inclusion, and find fulfilling social and recreational opportunities. You may also advocate on behalf of your clients with the justice and healthcare systems, providing education about brain injury and helping to reduce stigma. We put people first, so your clients are always at the centre of your work.
Your Human Services Diploma (or equivalent) plus one year or more of related experience has prepared you well for this dynamic position. Knowledge of acquired brain injury is a definite asset, and a class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle is required.
Committed to our cause of brain injury (passionate), you thrive in a supportive work environment (collaborative), have healthy boundaries (separate self from the job), understand what your clients need (independent), value opportunities for professional growth (lifelong learner) and like knowing that no two days at work will ever be the same (creative and adaptable).
BrainTrust Canada looks forward to hearing from you. Please send a resume and cover letter to Marcie McLeod, Director of Client Services outlining why you would like to join our team. Closing date is October 5th, 2018.