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The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises funds to deliver individual and group counseling services to support individuals and families living with Huntington disease (HD) and to fund medical research to delay or stop the progression of the disease. The Society also works with health and social service professionals to enable them to better serve people living with HD. The Society’s national office is located in Kitchener, Ontario with regional offices across Canada, which deliver support to families and individuals, plus 30 volunteer groups, or Chapters, engaged in fundraising. HSC raises approximately $4 million, annually, through a diversified fundraising portfolio, e.g., direct mail, personal calls, and special events.

We currently have two positions available. Thank you for your interest.

SOCIAL WORKER BASED IN BRANDON, MB (PART-TIME)

The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is currently recruiting a SOCIAL WORKER in the Brandon Westman Manitoba area to provide social work support. This is a part-time, 10 hours/month, contract position (with option of annual renewal) reporting to the Manitoba Resource Centre Director. Starting wage at $30.00/hour.

As a member of the HSC National Family Services Team, you will be facilitating a process whereby people at-risk for Huntington disease (HD), living with HD, their caregivers, and family members understand and adjust to the changes and losses brought about by HD and, as a result, maximize the quality of their lives. You will also work with professionals and volunteers to ensure HSC clients have access to a full continuum of services to meet their unique needs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing support and outreach services to individuals and families
  • Facilitating support groups
  • Linking with community services
  • Delivering educational presentations
  • Keeping electronic records and reports using an online database
  • Connecting potential volunteers to local Chapter and National Office
  • Staying connected to the new research and service tools via email and the HSC website
  • Participating in regular supervision/review meetings (phone calls)

Requirements:

  • Degree in social work: MSW preferred
  • Registered with the Manitoba College of Social Workers
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience providing individual/family support and community education/development
  • Experience with progressive neurological diseases and/or disabilities preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid driver’s licence and recent criminal reference check (incl. vulnerable populations) required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and electronic client databases

Resumes, emailed to HR@huntingtonsociety.ca , will be accepted until NOON (EST) Friday, May 5, 2017. Enter “Brandon MB Social Worker” in the subject line of your email.  

Huntington Society of Canada will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.

 Only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Communications Assistant (Summer Contract, 30 Hours per Week)

HSC is currently seeking a Communications Assistant, a contract summer part-time position, to support the work of communications, marketing, and social media programs. To qualify the ideal candidate is enrolled as a full time student (January 2017 term and will return to school full time in September 2018). The candidate is an excellent writer and editor and is comfortable using InDesign. Starting 30 hours per week in May of 2017, the successful incumbent will work for nine consecutive weeks until September 1, 2018.

Working under the direction of the Communications Coordinator, the Communications Assistant will:

Communications
 Assist with the implementation of the Society’s communications plans
 Provide support for HSC’s national media plan including creating press releases and tracking media statistics
 Provide assistance in communication related activities, responsible for assisting with problem solving to help ensure projects stay on schedule
 Assist with the day-to-day national marketing requirements for the website including social media initiatives
 Coordinate the design of corporate and project reports, publications while adhering to brand standards including Chapter Development publications and online collateral
 Proof project, grants and marketing materials for internal and external stakeholders
Other
 Support the maintenance of HSC’s stakeholder database, assisting with the gift processing function as required
 Assists in the development and writing of requests for quotes, internal project plans, budgets and timelines
 Provide support planning the Society’s marketing for the national conference
 Perform other duties as may be required

Qualifications
 Post-secondary education in progress in communications, marketing or a related field
 Strong writing and editing skills and attention to detail
 Demonstrated experience updating and maintaining websites (content and graphics, WordPress experience an asset)
 Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and Microsoft Office 2013
Subjective Communications Criteria
 Self starter, excellent attitude
 Ability to manage multiple deadlines
 Team player
Working Conditions
The Communications Assistant will work in a comfortable corporate environment at a workstation equipped with a desk, office chair, computer and telephone. The Society offers a one-on-one mentorship program where the incumbent will gain valuable skills for future job opportunities.

How to Apply
Please reply no later than 4 p.m. on May 26, 2017
By Mail:
Huntington Society of Canada
c/o Canada Summer Student
151 Frederick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
By E-mail: info@huntingtonsociety.ca


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