Program Manager – Fort Erie Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels – Fort Erie is a non-profit charitable Community Support Services agency established since 1971.

We are currently seeking a Program Manager to oversee the day to day operations of the Fort Erie Meals on Wheels agency, serving Fort Erie, Ridgway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville and Black Creek.

A small office, you will supervise two part time Service Coordinators.

• Coordinate and schedule delivery of Hot and Frozen meals to client
• Develop, manage and update service delivery schedule based on clients’ needs
• Schedule client intake assessment
• Volunteer intake, training and ongoing update
• Document all relevant client and worker information in the electronic record system in accordance with policies and procedures
• Liaise with Food Service Providers
• Prepare all Financial and Operational statistical quarterly reporting to the HNHB-LHIN

• Post-secondary education preferably in Community/ Social Service Management or Health Care
• Excellent interpersonal and client service skills
• knowledge of community support services to network in the Niagara Region
• Strong organizational, time management and able to work independently
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment and handle stressful situations
• Knowledge of general office practices and procedures
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Simply Accounting and CIMS (Client Information Management System)
• Proficiency in English, written and oral
• Driver’s license, up-to-date car insurance, and a reliable vehicle are necessary.
• 3 – 5 years’ experience in Community/ Social Service Management or Health Care Sector
• Ability to lift 25 lbs. (meals bags, boxed meals trays/containers)
• Must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the location specified above and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit
• This is a regular fulltime role with a schedule of 37.5 hours per week. This requires an individual capable of working flexible hours

Job Type: Full-time - The targeted start date for this position is as soon as possible.

Job Location: Fort Erie, ON

To Apply:
Please send your resume in confidence by Friday November 4, 2016 by 12 noon.

Fort Erie Meals on Wheels,
c/o HR - Search Committee,
PO Box 231, Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M9

Remuneration with benefits based on education and experience.
We thank all those for applying in advance, due to volume only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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Photo: Austin Gooder
Dorothy Staples is shown here waving goodbye to a Meals on Wheels volunteer. She is one of the dozens of residents who use Fort Erie Meals on Wheels services daily.

Program Serves Up Hot Meals to People Who Need It Most

Austin Gooder
Special to the Fort Erie Times

A warm, nutrltlous meal delIvered right to your kitchen can be a blessing an an otherwise bad day.

Meals on Wheels provides that service and It does it using a fleet of volunteers and dedicated public servants who have community In thelr hearts and minds.

"I do it because we enjoy it; Sharon Kenney, a volunteer driver and server with Fort Erie Meals on Wheels, said. "It's like giving back to the communlty, and the people we help are so openly thankful for what we do."

It's a Iove for community serrvlce that helps draw people like Nancy Ryan to remain involved with Meals on Wheels. Ryan is one of the coordinators for Meals on Wheels' large·scale operation, and she laid oul what the program entailed.

According to Ryan, the project serves rnostly senior citizens, but can also be used by younger people who may be dealing wi!h injuries or other issues that prevent them from either cooking for themselves or leaving home to purchase groceries.

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About Us

Meals on Wheels Fort Erie was founded in 1971 by a group of 6 ladies from various churches in Fort Erie and served 7 clients to start out.  Today, 140 volunteers serve over 17,000 meals each year.

Hot and/or frozen, nutritionally balanced meals are delivered to eligible individuals over the noon hour.  This service also serves to provide a security check and some social contact for homebound people.  We help to ease the worry of family members who may not be able to visit every day.

Meals on Wheels is operated out of an office at the St Paul's Anglican Church and managed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  It is a non-profit charitable organization. Gilmore Lodge is pleased to partner with Fort Erie Meals on Wheels by supplying meals for delivery to Fort Erie, Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Stevensville and Black Creek.

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