Spinal Cord Injury BC is the go-to resource for the spinal cord injury (SCI) community. But we’re so much more than your typical non-profit organization. Join our team!
Spinal Cord Injury BC is a national leader in peer support, we excel at helping people form social connections and challenge themselves, and we take pride in developing our information resources. We’re innovative—we like to push the envelope and try new things. And we tell powerful stories through our magazine, videos, and donor communications about how our members adapt, adjust and thrive after an injury.
All of our staff come from various backgrounds and areas of expertise but we all share one thing: a passion for people. We challenge, support, and inspire one another. We are invested in each other’s personal and professional development and foster a flexible, fun, and dedicated office culture.
We are growing our team of high-performing, innovative people with a passion for positive change. If that sounds like you, read on!
Peer Support Coordinator – Greater Vancouver
Want to be part of an energetic, passionate, and progressive workplace? Looking to use your administrative skills in a fun, hands-on environment? Eager to do what you love while making a difference in your community? Spinal Cord Injury BC is looking for you!
Here’s what we’re all about…
Spinal Cord Injury BC (SCI BC) is the go-to source of support and information for the spinal cord injury (SCI) community. But we’re so much more than your typical disability organization. We’re a national leader in Peer Support, we excel in helping people form social connections and challenge themselves, and we take pride in developing our information resources. We’re innovative – we like to push the envelope and try new things. And we tell powerful stories through our magazine, videos, and donor communications about how our members adapt, adjust and thrive after an injury. We’re growing our team of high-performing people with a passion for positive change. If that sounds like you, read on.
Here’s what the job is about:
We’re looking for a Peer Support Coordinator – Greater Vancouver to join the team at SCI BC. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position based at our provincial head office in Vancouver, BC, with some work in outlying communities within Greater Vancouver.
Reporting to the Provincial Peer Program Manager, BC SCI Resource Centre Manager this role will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following Key Responsibilities:
- Provide outreach and support to peers and their families in Greater Vancouver communities
- Support our SCI Resource Centre at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
- Provide hospital-based support and outreach in the Greater Vancouver area
- Support and facilitate small group sessions and peer support event programming in Greater Vancouver
- Represent SCI BC in the community
- Administration, Communication and Reporting
We are looking for someone with exceptional organizational abilities, along with the following skills:
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge in MS Office and Outlook
- Fluent in written and spoken English, additional spoken languages an asset
- Familiar with web-based social networks for promotion and outreach, i.e. Facebook and Instagram
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and positive, non-judgemental manner
- Mentorship, social support and/or coaching experience an asset
- Knowledge of organizations and services for disabilities
- Knowledge of Greater Vancouver communities
- Understanding of community resources in your area
- Living with a disability and successfully adapted
- Networking and building positive relationships
- Self-motivated and adept at outreach
You are a dedicated and enthusiastic person committed to delivering conscientious, timely and high quality work, and providing exceptional support within our Peer Support Program. You are a friendly, supportive and engaging, and a good listener. Comfortable working both independently and in partnership with a great team of co-workers, you enjoy a fast-paced, energetic environment and you respect the values and culture of a non-profit organization.
To Apply: Please forward your cover letter and resume including the date you are available for work no later than Friday, July 9th – by email to email@example.com, by mail to Human Resources at 780 S.W. Marine Drive, Vancouver V6P 5Y7, or by fax to (604) 326-1229. No phone calls please.
Our sincere thanks to all those expressing interest in the position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
What have past interns and summer students said about SCI BC?
“My first co-op role was for Spinal Cord Injury BC which is a provincial non-profit. That was a job where I felt like I did not go to work, I went there and enjoyed what I did so much every day, that there was no way I could label it as a job. It was just a great time and you helped out so many people. I got to be creative and plan events but then also have more technical components of managing a budget. I definitely see myself going back to a nonprofit role, long term.” – Gazal
“Working at a non-profit organization gave me the opportunity to use my knowledge and skills in a meaningful way. The community at SCI BC is welcoming, friendly, encouraging, and inclusive. The organization trusted me to manage and complete a variety of important tasks from day one. I was given the freedom to execute many different jobs, and I was able to see events through inception to completion which I found very rewarding. The skills I learned and the connections I made at SCI BC are invaluable. I would recommend this internship to anyone who is interested in working in an energetic and innovative environment.” –Gill
“[Working at SCI BC] was a tremendous opportunity as a student to gain hands-on experience from such a unique and encouraging group of individuals every single day.” –Michelle
Spinal Cord Injury BC strives to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis. Spinal Cord Injury BC complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations in the performance of Canadian Labour Codes and the BC Employment Standards.