SmartStart Program Assistant - Prevention and Safety

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Red Cross
Address: 400 Cooper Street, Suite 8000, Ottawa, ON, K2P 2H8
Ottawa ON  K2P 2H8
Organizational Description: The Canadian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. Our network is vast, but our approach is simple. All Red Cross programs and activities are guided by the Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Program Assistant for the SmartStart program. Reporting to the Injury Prevention/SmartStart Coordinator, the Program Assistant will provide administrative assistance to the SmartStart; Injury Prevention for Newcomers program and other injury prevention initiatives. This position will also help organize program events and activities.

Key Responsibilities
Be a helpful observer at SMARTSTART presentations or outreach injury prevention activities delivered to groups of immigrants, refugees, and newcomers to Canada
Enter data into Excel spreadsheets.
Modify SmartStart PowerPoint presentation as required
Photocopy and file documents.
Maintain supplies and assist with clean up in physical storage space and electronic files.
Coordinate preparation of presentation packages and materials as needed.
Schedule volunteers for Injury Prevention events.
Conduct Internet research on various injury prevention topics.
Provide feedback and ongoing content support to the program coordinator
Attend events and activities as a representative of the program.
Assist in the implementation of team meetings.
Work collaboratively within a team to build positive internal and external relationships.
Assist to organize team building, content updates, and training for the Injury Prevention team members.
Drive to presentation locations in Winnipeg if necessary.
Skills Required: Qualifications
Strong professionalism and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a team and build positive internal and external relationships.
Be able to follow established procedures with accurate attention to detail.
Have strong computer skills and experience in using software programs such as MS Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Possess good oral and written communication skills in the English language.
Be able to maintain confidentiality.
Have access to a vehicle or public transportation to get to the activity locations.
Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment.
Be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Excellent communication, organization and facilitation skills.
Cultural awareness and sensitivity are required.
Highly responsible and able to take initiative, problem solve and manage time effectively.
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in a second language is a definite asset.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills are required.
Experience working with diverse populations is an asset.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.
Strong interest in or experience in adult education and/or injury prevention.
Valid Class 5 Driver's Licence an asset. Be able to provide an acceptable driver's abstract.
Emergency First Aid certificate or willingness to obtain.
Understand and support the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.

This position requires successful Canadian criminal record reference, Vulnerable Sector and Child Abuse Registry checks. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: What we offer:
Opportunity to provide essential injury prevention information to newcomers.
Networking and relationship-building opportunities with other non-profit agencies and the newcomer community.
Gain experience in public speaking, instruction, and workshop facilitation.
Support the Canadian Red Cross in its mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world
Opportunities to assist with other areas of the program including volunteer meetings, volunteer training and special projects as needed.
Positive and professional environment to encourage building of professional skills
On-site training related to volunteer position.
Opportunity to make a difference.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Working Conditions and Time Commitment The incumbent may need to stand for 2-3 hours when off-site supporting injury prevention activities. The incumbent may need to lift up to 20kg of program materials. A minimum commitment of approximately 8 - 10 hours per month is required Attendance of quarterly program team meetings is required. Daytime availability is required, evening and weekend availability an asset. Flexible schedule and occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: Supervision
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2021