Do you enjoy being hands-on, organizing, and working with people? Take a look at this opportunity!
Ve’ahavta is a registered non-profit social service organization based on the Jewish ethics of justice, kindness, and responsibility. At Ve’ahavta, we deliver programs that break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster capacity-building, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty and create real change in their lives. Further information can be found at www.veahavta.org
At Ve’ahavta, we value hard work, but we also value recognition, wellness, and taking care of each other. This role includes the following compensation package:
- Full group health benefits
- Dental coverage
- Wellness Spending Account allowance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Generous vacation and sick time off policies
- Office closures for all statutory and Jewish holidays
Above all, we provide a warm, inclusive, fun, and progressive place of work. Come join us!
“I want to express how lucky I feel to have the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Ve’ahavta. There is some really beautiful community care that happens there, and it feels incredible to be part of that important work.” – Ve’ahavta Employee
The Social Service Program Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation, and coordination of the Warehouse Training Program. The role includes program coordination and logistics, warehouse management, people management, including stakeholder relations as well as training of all program participants with lived experience of poverty and homelessness.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Warehouse Training Program is a social service program that provides individuals with lived experience of poverty or homelessness with hands-on training to learn how to manage inventory in a warehouse environment. Program participants learn to take on leadership roles, working side-by-side with a team of volunteers, to receive, sort, and store items in the warehouse, including clothing, hygiene supplies, perishable and non-perishable foods. These activities support the functioning of Ve’ahavta’s Mobile Jewish Response to Homeless outreach van program, which distributes the supplies to those in need in the community. The Warehouse Training Program provides participants with a paid training opportunity for those who are interested in pursuing a career in warehouse and inventory management. Program participants are also provided with the support of a Career Counsellor and Case Manager to develop concrete goals and plans to move them towards further education and employment.
Reporting to the Manager of Program Operations, you will have the opportunity to mentor, train, and support both clients and volunteers participating in the program. You will lead the training and orientation of all our new program participants, considering their individual lived experience with poverty and homelessness. In coordinating and facilitating the training component of the program, you will support individuals in their learning goals and help them navigate the Learning Management System (LMS).
As a Social Service Program Coordinator of the Warehouse Training Program, you will also supervise the volunteers supporting the program, ensuring thorough training, onboarding, and opportunities for relationship building between participants and volunteers.
You will champion health and safety by ensuring proper guidelines are being followed by all participants. Inventory management will also be something you oversee by ensuring that sufficient inventory of supplies is maintained, and regularly communicating with suppliers. Warehouse management training will be provided to you.
At the end of our programs, you will collaborate with a Case Manager to ensure a streamlined offboarding process, and post-program support.
*A full job description is available upon request
*This is an in-person position
*A Vulnerable Sector Screening Check will be required
We are seeking a dependable, personable, and highly organized person who meets the following eligibility criteria:
QUALIFICATIONS/ REQUIRED SKILLS
- 2+ years coordinating social service programs
- 2+ year working with vulnerable populations
- Experience in warehouse coordination / supply chain management is an asset (training will be provided)
- Skills, experience, and passion for training, teaching, and mentorship
- Proficient with online communications tools and platforms, experience using an LMS an asset
- Highly organized and dependable, enjoys working hands-on
- Excellent interpersonal skills, highly compassionate, patient, and supportive
- Highly responsible and safety-oriented
Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letter with to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Social Service Program Coordinator, Warehouse Training Program” in the subject line.
We thank all interested applicants but can only respond to those selected for an interview.
Ve’ahavta is an equal opportunity employer that values equity, diversity, and inclusion. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.