(Semi-)Weekly Job Round-up

As always, these are jobs that I come across in my web-readings, they are not endorsed by anyone here in any way, and I cannot answer any questions about them. I only have two today: The first is in the UK, the second in Canada:

Company Seeks Amputee Actors [UK]

Trauma FX Ltd employs amputee actors – male and female, aged at least 18 years old – and special effects make-up artists who are contacted to work throughout the UK providing Casualty Simulation (CASSIM). Further details at the website linked above

Volunteer Ottawa
Program Coordinator, Volunteers with Disabilities
Application Deadline: February 2, 2010
Volunteer Ottawa is a direct support organization for more than 300 not-for-profit and voluntary organizations in the community and is a critical link between volunteer energy and community need through its promotion of volunteerism to individuals, groups, workplaces and schools. Volunteer Ottawa is a resource for training, consultation and materials for all not-for-profit organizations and public institutions in the Ottawa region, and helps them build their capacity to engage volunteers successfully. Volunteer Ottawa is a leader, partner and educator on issues that impact on the voluntary sector.

Reporting to the Manager of Programs, the Volunteers with Disabilities Program Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of the Centre’s Volunteers with Disabilities (VwD) Program. The VwD Program Coordinator may also be required to take on other responsibilities relating to the overall functioning of Volunteer Ottawa.

• Ensures that all contacts made by potential program partners, current program partners, persons with disabilities and other interested parties are responded to effectively and efficiently
• Coordinates the Volunteers with Disabilities Program outreach activities (Fairs, marketplaces and speaking engagements)
• Is responsible for the delivery of workshops and presentations
• Coordinates one on one guidance sessions
• Provides leadership, consultation, advice and guidance on all aspects
of accessible volunteer services management to nonprofit organizations
• Completes member agency site visits to evaluate, assess and make recommendations to increase program accessibility
• Manages volunteer resources, including recruitment, placement, training, supervision and evaluation of program volunteers/students
• Prepares reports and evaluations

• Community college diploma in social services, relevant field or
equivalent experience;
• 1–3 years relevant experience working with persons with disabilities,
such as providing community-based services including outreach, education, and community development, personal experience beneficial;
• Knowledge of the voluntary sector and understanding of the volunteer
management cycle;
• Experience in reporting project deliverables;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Oral fluency, reading and writing ability in English, French an asset;
• Ability to work flexible hours
• Strong computer skills essential
• Ability to multitask and meet timelines
• Able to work independently and as part of a team

Volunteer Ottawa thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Volunteer Ottawa is committed to hiring a workforce inclusive of the diverse population it serves. This is a 19 hours per week, 12 month contract (possibility of extension) @ $18/hour.
Please mail or e-mail a resume and cover letter to:
Joan Anderson
Volunteer Ottawa
Administrative Assistant
402 – 2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7X3
Email: joan@volunteerottawa.ca
For more information visit: www.volunteerottawa.ca