Student Placements

Seniors Programs Support Worker

About Access Alliance:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic barriers and poverty. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.

Position Title: Seniors Programs Support Worker

Placement Type: In-Person

Number of Positions Available:

Worksite Location and Conditions:

Placement students are required to wear a mask when on site and assist with programs at two locations:

  • Access Point on Danforth: 3079 Danforth Ave. Toronto, ON M1L 1A8, and
  • Access Point on Jane: 761 Jane St.,2nd Floor, Toronto ON M6N 4B4

Brief Description of Practicum Project:

Work closely with the supervisor:

  • Planning, implementation and facilitation of Seniors’ Programs (weekly recreational activities-mostly in-person following Covid restrictions)
  • Research, collect and collate needs-based information for Seniors’ Programs and services for further program development
  • Design and develop communication tools, program materials and outreach materials for Seniors’ Programs
  • Outreach to recruit newcomer seniors
  • Support in planning and organizing NCT Seniors’ Cooking sessions
  • Support the documentation and report writing
  • Support to Snow Removal Program as required
  • Collect and collate statistics/data for evaluations, case studies and success stories

*Any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Learning Outcomes/Goals:

  • Evidence-informed program planning, facilitation, and implementation skills
  • Quantitative and qualitative data collection and analytical skills
  • Report writing and documentation skills
  • Effective outreach techniques and skills
  • Professional communication skills and effective teamwork
  • Working in anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion framework

Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • 3rd and 4th-year student pursuing a career in, Community Development, Social Services Work or relevant discipline
  • Experience working with ethno culturally diverse populations in Toronto with a focus on newcomer seniors’ community
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, planning, organizational, teamwork and time management skills

Benefits to the Student:

  • Gain practical experience in social and community services
  • Learn facilitation skills
  • Gain insight into health promotion practices under an anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion framework
  • Gain improved communication skills
  • Practice effective teamwork skills

Placement Period: Winter 2023 (January –March 2023); 3 days/week.

Supervisor Name and Contact:

Shaheda Azami – sazami@accessalliance.caSeniors Program Worker

Application Deadline: December 23, 2022.

To Apply: Complete an application form by clicking here.

Select ‘Seniors Programs Support Worker’ as the “Position Title” in the application Form.

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