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Job Number:  38128
Residential Support Worker- Permanent- 2 Positions
Job Posted: Thursday, 14 September 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 6 October 2017
(46 days ago)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Salary: (not entered)

We are a human rights and social services charitable not-for-profit agency for women and girls affected by the justice system. EFry is committed to the belief that people are willing and able to take responsibility for their own lives if provided with the resources, opportunities and skills to do so. We value working together with others who are committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve. Our services emphasis respect and dignity of those we serve through person centered care delivered by staff with a demonstrated ability to work together as a team, have strong communication skills, are flexible to changing needs and group dynamics.


We are seeking to fill 2 full time positions for Residential Support Workers for Efry.


Primary Purpose: To ensure safety and security of residents on a daily basis and provide support and assistance to clients. To facilitate women’s access to community resources.

Nature of Work: Compulsory to Work at Multiple Sites, Various Shifts, Coverage over Vacations and Other Planed Leaves, Program Models Variable/Flexible

Key Duties/Accountabilities:

This position is key to provide assistance as required to maintain the various program environment and service to women. As needed, notifies supervisor, or on call designate of crises. Ensures that good written and verbal communication with staff coming on and going off shifts is maintained.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of a 4 year post-secondary or/combination of diplomas in the field of social services.
  • At least one year previous work experience in a residential environment is required for this position.
  • Working with women in a related area
  • Crisis intervention & counselling skills
  • Knowledge of issues relevant to women
  • Facilitating groups
  • Knowledge of mental health & alcohol/drug issues
  • Understanding of harm reduction philosophy
  • WCB Level One First Aid, Food Safe Certificate

Skills and Abilities:

  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

EFry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons. I

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Contact Details:
Human Resources
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
402 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3L 3X1

Tel: 604-520-1166
Fax: 604-520-1169

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