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Community Outreach Team
Co-op Opportunities at HHA

Co-op Program 

The goal of the co-op program is to meet the needs of those students who aspire to get into leadership or management within an agency environment. This co-op program is ideally suited for those who may wish to grow their career to become a Program Manager, Client Intake Coordinator/Manager or Executive Director.  It is important that those joining the program work well in a team in order to make HHA’s presence known in the communities we serve.

 

We are very passionate about what we do and willing to go out and establish strong relationships with many partners that are as passionate as we are here at HHA! 

 

It will be delivered virtually, online! 

It is important that students understand that they are learning the management side of how an agency runs! It does not mean they will be working with a client. 

Program Manager 
  •  Building a Program Budget and supporting Handbook 

  •  HHA Round Table Project 

  • Program Promotional Communication 

Client intake manager/coordinator 
  • Building the Social Media Administrator Role 

Executive Director 
  • Life Review Document 

Project Briefs Description
Title of Project:
Building the Social Media Administrator Role 

 

Synopsis of Project: 

To build a Social Media Centre for channel coordinators to pull posts from.

 

What does success look like? 

Have a Social Media Administrator to assist in keeping things organized and moving forward productively.

Title of Project: 
Building a Program Budget and supporting Handbook 

 

Synopsis of Project: 

Build a generic budget handbook for our program coordinators to utilize and make their own. In addition, the program coordinators understand how budgeting works within a not-for-profit organization and what effects it has on the board of directors. 

 

What does success look like?

Have a generic template for each program coordinator to utilize to make their budget that the HHA  board of directors would approve.

Title of Project:
HHA Round Table Project 

 

Synopsis of Project: 

Bring the community back to our programs. Round tables are a way for our specific program leaders to connect and talk about achievements, goals and common mishaps. 

 

What does success look like? 

Have a standardized way of organizing and holding. Roundtables that do not take up hours of someone's time and are successful for our roundtable hosts and guests. 

Title of Project: 
Program Promotional Communication
 

Synopsis of Project: 

Promote the programs offered by HHA through blogs and vlogs. 

 

What does success look like? 

To have social media posts (blogs/vlogs) on all platforms continuously with no interruptions. 

Title of Project: 
Life Review Document 
 

Synopsis of Project: 

To have a tool for Death Doula’s to utilize in order to gain knowledge of a client as well as helping to create a legacy piece for the loved ones.

What does success look like? 

Have the client and their loved ones become engaged in this document and fill it out with enough information so it can pass on to their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etcetera. 

The Compassionate Caregiving Training (a certificate program) is a bonus we offer to each of our students!!

Soft Skill Development

 

Students will receive “Soft Skill Development” which includes leadership, communication, team building, working independently as the agency world is changing, and working with people in different teams in different communities!

Leadership 

Learn to lead a project and guide your team!

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Communication

Learn to understand what is being stated and relay this information to others. 

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Team building

Learn to work effectively with many people from different walks of life. 

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Work independently

Learn to handle important tasks by yourself!

Testimonials

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HHA was a unique agency to complete my placement, as I was able to learn alot about how agencies run and the different moving parts of the "behind the scenes" in a not for profit.  I gained valuable skills through creating and hosting a death cafe with my peers for Social Workers and Social Service Workers to create awareness about the importance of conversations surrounding dying and death with clients.”