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Job Number:  34938
Summer Student: Support Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
(in 6 days)
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $15.00

POSITION SUMMARY:

The support worker’s role is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Aboriginal women and children fleeing violence. Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Prioritize work and carry out daily practice in an anti-oppressive, women-centred approach. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve. 

 

REPORTS TO:        Spirit Lodge Team Lead

 

Core Competencies

Aboriginal Centered Service Approach

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of, and experience with, Aboriginal peoples in Canada and work in a setting with a variety of different traditions and cultures represented and general cultural competency
  • Demonstrate ability to apply theory to practice working with Aboriginal women and children
  • Willingness to support Aboriginal people in determining their own future
  • Experiencing Aboriginal people without judgement or stereotyping; as strong, vital and important members of community

Building Trust Relationships:

    • Maintain confidentiality in respect to Helping Spirit Lodge Society and all its clientele
    • Demonstrate ability to exercise non-judgement and adherence to confidentiality
    • Treat people with fairness and respect independent of their status or personal disagreement

Collaborative Planning, Organising and Coordinating

    • Demonstrate ability to administer the day-to-day administrative operations of the Spirit Lodge First-Stage Program and to ensure that the Executive Director is kept informed of the status of the program.
    • Demonstrate ability in a leadership role and administer program budgets
    • Coordinate staff training events and day-to-day operations with current policy and procedures
    • Commitment:
    • Demonstrate the ability to carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society and ensure a commitment to the delivery of services that provides safe and protective shelter to Aboriginal women and children
    • Liaise with community and government stakeholders while developing partnerships to enhance quality services
    • Demonstrate a passion and long term intent to work within the Aboriginal community
    • Excellent open listening skills and commitment to continually seek understanding of the culture, protocol and communication processes of Aboriginal people

Empowering Others

    • To demonstrate appropriate human relations skills required in the workplace (decision making, leadership, working within a team and independently) as a Team Leader and role model
    • Encourages staff to learn, act and lead based upon assessment of readiness
    • Proactively shares resources to enhance Aboriginal empowerment
    • You create and contribute towards a healthy environment where people can flourish and grow

Collaborative Planning, Organising and Coordinating

    • Demonstrated ability to administer the day-to-day administrative operations of the Spirit Lodge Second-Stage Program and to ensure that the Executive Director is kept informed of the status of the program.
    • Demonstrate ability in a leadership role and administer program budgets
    • Aligns staff training and day-to-day operations with current policy and procedures

Managing Organizational Resources

    • Strong time management skills with the ability to attend to multiple deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records with recognition of appropriate note taking skills for client files
      • To develop, implement and evaluate administrative goals, objectives, policies and procedures and ensures that the required standards and goals are met
      • Implements and supports results measurement that provides relevant information to maintain funding agreements
  • Creatively and effectively allocate staff resources

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society

  • Demonstrate ability to adhere to and implement organization’s principles, policies and practices, including understanding and maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
  • Demonstrate active listening and healthy boundaries
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate the guiding principle of “Best Interest of the Child” in all duties
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
  • Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post Secondary Degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with children of various ages
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theory and technique relevant to working with children and youth
  • Experience working with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Aboriginals in Canada
  • Ability to articulate historical trauma
  • Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
  • Criminal Record Check clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license (vehicle an asset) must provide a driver’s abstract
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Food Safe Certificate
  • CWWA training Early Childhood Educator Certificate an asset
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at or fax at 604-873-4402 stating competition # to: 403 Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Contact Details:
Jacqueline Hanuse
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
3965 Dumfries Street
Vancouver, BC, V5N 5R3

Tel: 6048746629
Fax: 6048734402
E-mail:
www:   www.hsls.ca


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