My Career objective is to find employment in an area in which I can empower people to feel more confident about themselves and to find fulfillment in their daily lives. I have a variety of areas within the Government , Non Profit , Relgious ( Christian Ministry) and Social Services which I feel would allow me to do so. I have 3 key areas in which I feel I am able to excel and provide quality service. My first area is the listening and support area in which I am able to practice effective listen and to convey support and concern to people. The second area I excel in is the research and product development in which I am able to brainstorm solutions to problems and to research methods and data to acheive set goals. My final area of strength is the creativity side of things in which I can find unique ways to convey messages and to promote an organization.
I enjoy reading Christian books , books about history , biographies and newspapers. I am also an avid cycler and swimmer and am into fitness. I also enjoy helping people and volunteering. I actively volunteer in my church and have also volunteered for candidates in civic , provincial and federal elections.
Nov 2010 - Dec 2010
.I promoted the work and mission of the Salvation Army in Winnipeg by interacting with patrons at the Superstore on Gateway Avenue. I set up and disamantled my Kettle station and checked the supplies contacting the office when they were low. I educated the public about the programs and services of the Salvation Arm as I interacted with them. I also handled requests for tax receipts and handed out thank you items such as calanders, candy and stickers. I contacted my supervisor and arranged for another collection Kettle when mine was filled to overflowing part way through one of my later shifts.
Nov 2009 - Dec 2009
I promoted the work and mission of the Salvation Army in Winnipeg by interacting with patrons at various Kettle stations across Winnipeg. I set up and dismantled the stations and checked supplies , contacting the office when they were low. I educated the public about the programs and services of the Salvation Army , conciving them to make a contribution. I handed out thank you items such as calanders, candy and stickers. I spoke with a mall patron and arranged with my supervisor for a collection container to be set up in the food court of Winnipeg Square. I emptied out the container at the end of my shift so it could be counted and deposited into the Salvation Army's account at Winnipeg Square. On a few occasions I emptied the container mid way through my shift and collection even more funds.
Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
I was responsible for directing people to the right poll . To do so I look at voter cards and showed voters where to vote. I also provided information to scrutineers for each of the candidates. I collected the record of the vote at various intervals and showed this information to scrutineers who had the proper forms . I set up and tore down the polling station. I also responded to inquries from the public.
Jan 2007 - Jul 2007
As a Workshop Faciltiator I prepared a workshop presentation with a powerpoint presentation, interactive activities such as role plays and handouts with resources. The workshop addressed the opportunities avaliable for youth ( persons 16-30),in the skilled trade sector who had a disability. My primary duty was to go through a 100 page workshop manual and to prepare a workshop. A secondary duty was to research disability organizations and other assorted information which was compiled into a national webpage. I was also responsible for the promotion of these free workshops and so I created a press release, poster and email release to market these workshops. The press release was sent to media outlets ( Tv, radio and newspapers ) which featured public service announcements. I also developed a list of over 100 community organizations that worked with youth and persons with disabilites when the school system was unavaliable due to a time conflict. A fourth duty was the conducting or facilation of workshops to the various groups in Winnipeg. A fifth duty was preparing a questionaire for feedback and noting comments made. My final duty was to preform adminstrative duties as required and to prepare an evaluation of my work at the end of my term.
Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
Community Acess Program Youth Intern
As a Community Access Youth Intern for the Manitoba E Association , I worked 2 terms January to March 2005 and September to December 2005. In my first term I worked with clients at 2 locations and helped them with their computer skills. The first set of clients which I worked with 60% of the time were seniors at the Good Neighbour Seniors Centre.. In this capacity I introduced them to an adaptive software package called Web 4 - All which consisted of a program called Opera which made print appear large, an E Reader which read out text on the web and in email , an Program reader which read out text in Microsoft Office Documents and an adaptive mouse called a Kensington ,mouse which allowed persons with limited hand movement to access a computer. I also conducted computer training sessions in which I taught basic computer skills and introduced seniors to the Internet. The second set of clients I worked with were participants at the Elmwood Community Resource Centre. Here I conducted the same computer training sessions and assisted persons using the computer. Another duty I had was to help youth with basic job searching and resume composition skills. In addition I also researched and compiled manuals of resources for newcomers to Canada, persons with disabilities , seniors and youth.
In my second term I was station entirely at the Elmwood Community Resource Centre. Here I helped clients in accessing and utlizing the public access computers. I also assisted the program managers in the program. I helped youth search for work via the internet , develop cover letters and resumes. I also taught them about calling cards and assisted them in creating their own unique ones. In addition to this I worked with other youth across Canada who were Community Access Program Youth Interns in finding resources and program ideas through a chat function and common community board avaliable through our program.
Nov 2004 - Dec 2004
As a Mall Cleaner I was responsible for cleaning St. Vital Shopping Centre over the Christmas season. This was a temporary sessonal position and I worked flexible hours. One of the tasks I preformed was clearing tables in the food court and emptying the trash there. I also washed the windows in the front enterance of the mall. Another duty i preformed was that of cleaning the washrooms. My main duty was to go throughout the mall pushing a cleaning cart. As I did I picked up debris throughout the mall , swept and mopped the mall floors and vacumed the carpets.
May 2002 - Jun 2002
Spiritual Care Student
As part of my training to become a chaplain or spirtiual care provider, I completed a ministry work experience program course. My main duty as a Spirtual Care Student was to provide support and care to residents on the Geriatric and Pansu wards. In this capacity I visited with residents and through active listening conveyed care and concern. I also provide prayer and other helps such as Biblical counsel. In addition to these duties I also job shadowed a unit clerk and learned more about the function of a chaplain by observing a chaplain in her work. A third compoment of my duties was that of learning and reflection. This consisted of composing verbatims in which I recorded and evaluated my interactions with particular residents in order to improve my skills in providing spiritual care. I also read and prepared reports concerning theortical and academic perspectives to spiritual care. A final component of my duties was leading and preparing 2 chapel services.
May 2001 - Jul 2001
Salvation Army Booth Centre
To complete my undergraduate degree from the Canadian Mennonite University I did a chaplaincy student internship with the Salvation Army's Community and Residential Services Centre , known as the Booth Centre. My main duty as a Chaplaincy Intern was to provide support and care to male residents in the housing area of the centre. I interacted with senior men and men who were in transition as they looked to move into half way houses and find work as part of their completion of the Anchorage program. The Anchorage program is a joint program between Corrections Canad and the Salvation Army in which inmates go through an addiction and detox process and then recieve counselling and job training. In doing so I provided care and support and also provided prayer and Biblical counsel. In addition to this I conducted 2 chapel services and prepared verbatim reports. I also job shadowed professionals within Booth centre. I also attended and participated in the Community Venture program for persons with disabilities and job shadowed a hospital chaplain at Grace Hospital.
Jun 1999 - Aug 1999
As a Student Assistant I was responsible for looking after Mc Beth House Centre which is a drop in centre for seniors. I arranged bookings of the centre by care homes and hospitals and collected fees from groups visiting the house . I assisted groups using the centre as needed. I also preformed cleaning duties such as dusting and vacuming the centre and washing dishes. I also gave tours of the centre and explained its history as a Selkirk Settlers home that was donated to the city as a seniors drop in centre.
May 2005 - Dec 2005
Career and Employment Coach Certificate
University of Winnipeg Continuing Education
Sep 2001 - Apr 2003
Masters of Divinity
I completed 42 out of 96 credit hours towards a Masters of Divinity accredited through the University of Winnipeg's Theological Consortium. These courses gave me a foundation and part of the training needed to become a hospital chaplain and provide care and spiritual support to ill persons in a Christian context. I took courses which discussed ethics , history , the Bible and provide practical skills such as teaching and communication ( preaching) and methods of providing care ( pastoral care).
Sep 1998 - Jul 2001
Bachelor of Arts Pastoral Ministry
I completed the Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry from the Canadian Mennonite University which gave me the training and skils necessary to do the work of a pastor or clergy person. I gained a variety of skills as I completed a practical work experience course within a local congregation as well as a 3 month internship. For my internship I worked with the Salvation Army Community and Residential Services Centre ( Booth Centre).