Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Comprehensive Community Planning Jan. 5 2009
Potential Tasks for CCP Part-time Helper Communications (3 hr/wk) Co-ordinating activities and event advertising with Health & Family Services Putting up posters in community Putting CCP announcements in the local media Delivering newsletters and other communications to community members, local businesses etc. as needed Planning Meetings & Advisory Committee Meetings (6 hr/wk) Co-ordinating venue and food Phoning attendees to remind them about meetings Picking up groceries, supplies, attendees as needed Cooking (if necessary) Minute-taking Delivering honoraria cheques to elders Attending events (youth movie night, GN School parent’s club, etc.) to recruit CCP meeting attendees Child minding at the meetings (if necessary) Administrative Assistance (1 hr/wk) Running errands Help folding & stapling CCP News Help with misc. meeting/presentation prep. Total: (February July ’09) 10 hours per week @ $10/hr (August October ’09) 6 hours per week @ $10/hr
4 hours less per week of helping with meetings February 1 to July 3 : 22 weeks x 10 hours/wk = 220 hours July 6 to October 2: 13 weeks x 6 hours/wk = 78 hours 298 hours total X $10/hr = $2, 980 298 hours total X $12/hr = $3,576
Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Comprehensive Community Planning Jan. 5 2009 Applicants must: Have excellent note-taking abilities (by hand as well as typing) Have excellent communication skills Be able to summarize information Be familiar with Microsoft word Be able to present information to a group of people Applicants should be: Outgoing & comfortable talking to anyone Friendly Familiar with G-N staff and their jobs Able to work well with children and elders Able to adapt to new challenges Able to work without supervision Able to co-ordinate events & meetings Professional with a good work ethic Having access to a vehicle is a big plus!
Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Comprehensive Community Planning Jan. 5 2009 Sample Interview Questions: 1. What skills do you bring to this position? a. Best answers: good communication abilities, experience coordinating events and presenting information. b. Good answers: Friendly, outgoing person who likes talking to people. Quick learner. 2. How comfortable are you talking someone you don’t know about work, such as cold-calling community members to invite them to a meeting? a. Best answers: Has experience doing this kind of thing, has no problem with it. Able to explain things so that the listener can understand easily. b. Good answer: Little or no experience doing this, but would probably be okay with it. Might need a script to read from for cold calls. 3. Why do you want this job? a. Best answer: Want to help make the community better by supporting the CCP, maybe want to work on community planning long-term. b. Good answer: Want to work in the community. 4. What are you hoping to learn from this job? a. Best answer: How to do a CCP/community planning. b. Good answer: How to organize community meetings and events. 5. What is your greatest strength? a. Best answer: Communications (oral, written, and listening) & confidence b. Good answer: Friendly & professional with good problem solving skills
Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Comprehensive Community Planning Jan. 5 2009 6. Can you tell me about a time that you failed at work? a. Best answer: Willing to admit failure, but shows that he/she dealt with it well and learned from it b. Good answer: Willing to admit failure. Might not have dealt with it well, but still learned from it. 7. Do you follow directions well? a. Best answer: Yes, but can also make independent decisions if needed. b. Good answer: Yes, but may a little bit of help at some point.