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Job Number:  40198
Residential Support Worker – Homeless Shelters
Job Posted: Friday, 1 December 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 December 2017
(in 19 days)
Elizabeth Fry Society of GV
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Casual
Location: (not entered) Salary: (not entered)

Residential Support Worker – Homeless Shelters

Full Time, and On-call Auxiliary 

Location: Surrey & New Westminster

 

We are looking for a Residential Support Worker to work with homeless women who are either alone or accompanied by their children. Our services have a low threshold for entry and we strive to support women in the circumstances of their lives. Your primary responsibility is to establish a working rapport with women and ensure the safety and wellbeing of the residents on a daily basis through providing support and case management. As needed or upon request you will offer women ideas and solutions. Our programs operate on an awake around the clock basis.

 

Key Duties/Accountabilities:

To provide women with a positive group living environment in which they can plan for their futures and look after themselves and their children. You are responsible for the overall manage and functioning of the program while on duty within the established guidelines and policies of EFry.

 

Education and Experience:

  • 4 years university or college or/ combination of diplomas in the field of Social Services Or equivalent education combined with experience
  • At least one year previous work experience in a residential environment is required for this position.
  • WCB Level One First Aid, Food Safe Certificate

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and experience of gender specific needs of women
  • Knowledge of mental health & alcohol/drug issues
  • Understanding of harm reduction philosophy
  • Crisis intervention & counselling skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

 

 

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to:

 

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please.

 

How to Apply:
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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
E-mail:


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