Tanja Demajo

Basic Resources Team Leader at Jewish Family Service Agency of Vancouver

Location
Vancouver, Canada Area
Industry
Civic & Social Organization
Current
  1. Jewish Family Service Agency of Vancouver,
  2. Pinetree Lodge
Previous
  1. Immigrant Services Society of BC - Finding Our Voices,
  2. Burnaby School District - SD41,
  3. Centre for Empowering, Education and Connecting of Youth
Education
  1. Vancouver Community College
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Background

Summary

I am someone who aims to keep lines of communication open towards my co-workers and clients. My goal is to uncover what the client truly wants and then to make sure I am able to meet those requirements.

Experience

Basic Resources Team Leader

Jewish Family Service Agency of Vancouver
– Present (1 year)Vancouver, Canada Area

Ensure that the staff adheres to all necessary guidelines and organization standards; responsible for providing reports to senior management and communicating major issues affecting her team; plan and organize program improvement activities.

Case Manager

Jewish Family Service Agency of Vancouver
– Present (2 years)

Provide assistance to people in need to figure out what kind of help they need, help them find the services they need, create plans for treatment or recovery, work with other health and human service providers, and keep tabs on client's progress with treatment plans.

Mental Health Support Worker

Pinetree Lodge
– Present (3 years 10 months)Coquitlam, BC

Provide mental health counselling, support and education to individuals, administer medications, collaborate with community organizations.

Assistant Program Coordinator/Group Facilitator

Immigrant Services Society of BC - Finding Our Voices
(2 years)Coquitlam, BC

“Finding Our Voices and Building Our Capacities” – Developing a Model to meet the needs of smaller refugee communities in Canada.

Assistant Program Coordinator

Immigrant Services Society of BC - After-school Program
(2 years)Coquitlam, BC

Tutoring, lead organized learning activities for students to develop and strengthen their academic, physical, and social skills, review program work plans with Site Coordinator, participate in and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events.

Support Worker for Children with Special Needs

Burnaby School District - SD41
(1 year 1 month)Burnaby, BC

Support students with special learning needs through the implementation of many educational programs for students. Performing tasks range from helping with academic program activities to reinforcing social/behavioral plans.

Program Coordinator

Centre for Empowering, Education and Connecting of Youth
(2 years)Belgrade, Serbia

Directed non-profit organization dedicated to violence prevention, including strategic planning, financial management, staff and volunteers evaluation, communication, events and community relations.

Women's Health Program Assistant

Autonomous Women's Centre
(6 years)Belgrade, Serbia

Established „Women's support program“ in Serbia which included curriculum development, 6 staff supervision, monthly meetings, budget monitoring, program evaluation as well as producing quarterly and yearly reports.

Skills

  • Program Development
  • Nonprofits
  • Volunteer Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Mental Health
  • Program Evaluation
  • Curriculum Development
  • Strategic Planning

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Support Worker

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women's Shelter
Social Services

Opportunities Tanja is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Tanja cares about:

Organizations Tanja supports:

Publications

"Principles of Leading Self-help Groups", Center for Empowering, Education and Connecting of Youth - Caritas, 2009.

Belgrade, Serbia

Languages

  1. English

    Professional working proficiency
  2. Serbian

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  3. Macedonian

    Native or bilingual proficiency

Education

Vancouver Community College

Addiction Counselling Certificate, Addiction Counselling

Activities and Societies: Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre

Faculty of Political Science, Belgrade, Serbia

Women's Studies

Univerzitet u Beogradu / University of Belgrade

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), School of Medicine

Activities and Societies: IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students' Organization) - Serbia

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