The Ville Cooperative - Fredericton, NB
Part Time - 2 year term contract
$60/hour - 4 Hours/Week
iGenNB: Intergenerational Living for Community Wellbeing
We will be researching what processes are needed to appropriately implement, promote, and scale an intergenerational living model, addressing effects of social isolation in New Brunswick (NB). Secondarily, the undertaking will support independence and promotion of healthy lifestyles by incorporating elements related to prevention, informal caregiving and health and wellness programming.
The majority of NB’s aging population express a desire to age in place. For some, maintaining a home is too expensive; while others are prevented from staying in their homes due to declining health. Living alone as one ages can lead to social isolation and accompanying negative effects. These challenges strain NB’s health and social services.NB also faces a shortage of affordable student housing. We propose addressing both issues through an intergenerational living initiative. Existing initiatives in NB explore the role of intergenerational living in institutions. We will explore intergenerational living “in place” by matching students with seniors to reside in the seniors’ existing homes while providing support and shared activities.
The Ville Cooperative, a non-profit community organization in Marysville is committed to building a resilient community. The Ville offers a variety of opportunities to Learn, Share, and Grow through its programming. The organization has been facilitating the discovery process for this project to establish a team with the depth of experience needed to ensure our pilot project results in the development of a sustainable, scalable, evidenced-based approach adaptable to other communities.
Roles and Responsibilities:
The Ville would like to ensure that all participants are well supported and that the team is equipped to deal with any potential issues if/when required. The social worker will be called in on an as-needed basis, working with the Project Coordinator to resolve and mediate these issues. The applicant should have a degree in social work with relevant experience dealing with older adults.
Tentative Start date: March 2020
Job Types: Part-time, Contract
Salary: $60.00 /hour