WBT is pleased to offer FIVE 12 week positions through the Work Experience Opportunities (WEO) grant. Participants will work 16 hours/week from April 19—June 11, 2021 or May 17—August 8, 2021. We will accept and review applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
We invite applications from people interested in getting involved in work experience at Maplewood Flats nature house (welcoming the public, exhibition interpretation) and social enterprise nursery (on-site retail plant sales, propagation, and wholesale operations). Participants will be selected to support these two distinct programs.
April 19 – June 11, 2021:
- Nursery Sales Clerk: Conduct customer service, with some retail experience required, and be interested in public engagement. Completing and preparing plant orders, manually process sales using a sales tablet and may assist with tracking plant inventory.
- Nursery Operations Assistant: Help with nursery plant stock and operations by organizing plants, signage, shade structures, watering, building planter boxes to sell as packaged items. Pending available time may work with other crew to assist with native plant propagation and habitat restoration.
May 17 to August 8, 2021:
- Nature House Host: welcome public and provide intro to the Chief Dan George ‘Homecoming’ Exhibition, represent the Wild Bird Trust, distribute Wingspan Magazine, opening/closing building,
We will pay you $300/week ($3600 over 12 wks) which is reported as part of the annualized earnings exemption (AEE); plus we will provide skills development and support.
The Grant is to support WBT to provide work experience opportunities for 5 individuals who are:
- (a) qualified to receive assistance under the Employment and Assistance Act as a person with persistent multiple barriers to employment; or
- (b) designated under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act as a person with disabilities.
- (c) qualified to receive assistance as a Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Person with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) from a Treaty First Nation that is funded through the Federal Department of Crown–Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada; or
- (d) qualified to receive assistance as a Persons with Disabilities (PWD) or Person with Persistent Multiple Barriers (PPMB) from a First Nation Administering Authority that administers an Income Assistance Program on behalf of Indigenous Services Canada.
Once we confirm your interest and match you with one of the positions, we will support you in submitting an application to confirm your eligibility through the program. The Ministry will verify the eligibility of all prospective participants prior to the start of the work experience opportunity. WBT may not begin work placement activities until participant status has been confirmed by the Ministry. If you are interested and believe you are eligible, the first action is to email your basic resume and/or a basic letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “WEO”
We acknowledge the support of the Province of BC through the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.