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Job Number:  40726
Care Worker - Women's Emergency Accommodation Centre
Job Posted: Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Closing Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018
(4 days ago)
e4c
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

e4c is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At e4c, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story . . . and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.

 

The Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) provides emergency beds, meals, transportation and security for women in a 24-hour-a-day staffed facility.

 

The Care Worker is a front line staff member of the WEAC team responsible for the delivery of service to program residents. A large part of the Care Worker’s role is to insure the basic needs of the residents are being met with dignity and respect. The Care Worker provides a variety of different supports to our clients from medical administration to keeping the centre clean.

 

Hours: Full-time: Alternating schedule of 5 days on, 3 days off; 4 days on, 3 days off.

Shifts can be: Morning Shift: 7:00am to 5:00pm; Afternoon Shift: 3:00pm to 1:00am; Overnight: 11:00pm to 9:00am.

 

Why Join Our Team       

  • Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
  • Engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
  • Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.

In Your Role You Will

  • Supervise residents to maintain a safe and secure environment for all women in need.
  • Provide direct care to clients by responding to requests for service, crisis intervention and conflict resolution.
  • Facilitate intake of new clients
  • Model appropriate living and interaction skills.
  • Complete regular cleaning duties within the shelter.
  • Contribute to a team that is constantly working towards quality programming.
  • Maintain accurate documentation regarding program information.
  • Navigate crisis and or violent situations.
  • Participate in client care on an as needed basis.
  • Provides additional support to the program when required.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Some post-secondary training in a human service field and 1 year of related work experience.
  • Required Certification:
    • Police Information Check
    • Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Training
    • Standard First Aid/CPR
    • Crisis and Suicide Intervention
    • Medication Administration
    • De-escalation training is an asset

Experience

  • Broad knowledge of community resources, knowledge of inner city, homelessness, poverty, mental health, additions, prostitution, abuse and multicultural issues.
  • Knowledge of harm-reduction practices and trauma informed care.
  • Previous experience within the Inner City is an asset.
  • Aptitude and skill in computer use.

Competencies

  • Capacity to prioritize and organize with the ability to be a creative problem solver.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills with the ability to work with initiative and independence.
  • Clear understanding of professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to adhere to and implement the objectives and guiding principles of the WEAC guidelines for ethical practice.
  • Non –judgmental, empathetic, creative and enthusiastic qualities.

Apply

Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward Cover Letter and Resume to:
Contact Details:
E-mail:
Website: www.e4calberta.org


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