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Job Number:  36540
Shelter Resource Worker FT #0255
Job Posted: Saturday, 15 July 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 20 July 2017
(65 days ago)
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Surrey Salary: 19.98
NOTICE: JOB POSTING #0255
 
POSITION: Shelter Resource Worker 1 Temporary Full Time Front Rm/Gateway
Position is temporary until incumbent returns
SALARY: $19.98 - $21.85 depending upon applicants' length of seniority (as per the Collective Agreement)
 
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK:
Sunday to Thursday
Shift times are 16:00 to 0:00 hrs
Shifts are 8 hours in length
Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
Probationary/ qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews

 

 JOB SUMMARY:

The Shelter Resource Worker (SRW) reports to the Site Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Emergency Aid Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. SRWs are front-line staff working within a 24hr, 7 day a week emergency shelter for homeless adults who struggle with a variety of issues such as homelessness, additions and mental health. The SRW provides intake, orientation and support for guests entering the shelter. The SRW will connect with public service agencies relevant to the needs of the shelter guest.

 

JOB DUTIES: (in brief)

 Provide support, supervision and assistance to homeless adults who may be facing multiple barriers

 Accept referrals and identify and share information on a variety of Lookout or external resources.

 Refer guests to a variety of community services

 Interview and provide basic necessities ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all;

 Complete required records and maintain statistical data

 Support others in the shelter who need assistance

 Provide assistance for new staff

 Job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors

 

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCE:

Related Diploma or Certificate or minimum Grade 12 education, plus one (2) year of recent related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

 Familiarity with community resources, particularly addiction, mental health, welfare and harm reduction.

Must have current OFA 1 First Aid Certificate

Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset

 Ability to work independently or in a team setting

 Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload

 Excellent communication, writing and documentation and organizational skills.

 Understands and maintain clientele/worker boundaries

 Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment

 Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job related equipment.

 Minimum of two years sobriety required

 Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector

 

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours, July 20, 2017

 

TO APPLY: See instructions in this job ad

 

"All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9 (Selection Criteria)." Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED

c. BCGEU, Shop Steward

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Complete online application form (see link) and submit with resume. Quote posting #0255
Contact Details:
Lookout Emergency Aid Society
429 Alexander St
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1C6

Tel: 604-255-0340
Fax: 604-255-0790
E-mail:
www:   lookoutsociety.ca/images/Job-Postings-2016/Application_Online_Form_July_2016.pdf


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