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Job Number:  42591
Live-In Support Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 9 March 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 26 March 2018
(90 days ago)
Phoenix Youth Programs
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Full time
Location: Halifax Salary: (not entered)

POSITION: LIVE-IN SUPPORT WORKER (for male youth)

PERMANENT POSITION

 

Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth ages 11-24 and their families. We offer important services and programs including shelter, food, housing support, health care, parenting support, recreation, education and employment services, and clinical therapy. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

To learn more about Phoenix Youth Programs, visit: www.phoenixyouth.ca  

Phoenix serves hundreds of youth who collectively offer great diversity to the organization. To better serve the youth we aim to reflect their diversity in our staff contingent.

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Job Summary: The Homes for Independence Program offers homes for independent living for youth ages 16-24. Reporting to the Coordinator of the Supportive Housing Program, the Live-in Support Worker provides a consistent presence as a positive role model while living on site with youth. As the on-site supervisor for three male youth in a four-bedroom house, the Live-in Support Worker implements case plans, facilitates the household and spends time in the home. Live-in Support Workers are able to have a second place of employment or be attending school in addition to their live-in responsibilities.

 

Compensation: Includes free rent and utilities, $1000.00 monthly honorarium and opportunities for training and professional development and five days off per month. Basic furniture is provided.

 

Location: Henry St., Halifax

 

Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.

 

Start Date: May 1, 2018.  Some training for the position will commence prior to the move-in date. 

 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the youth in their daily activities and provide supervision and encouragement as needed.
  • Facilitate home maintenance.
  • Be familiar with and monitor the youths’ short and long term goals as they work toward independent living.
  • Regularly attend youth support meetings and keep up to date case notes
  • Regularly report to the Homes for Independence Program team.
  • Occasionally liaise with other community supports, e.g. schools, doctors, social workers, etc.
  • Actively participate in at least one of Phoenix’s working committees.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University or College education (can be in progress) in a related field and two years of experience working or volunteering with youth.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience living independently or in a group setting.
  • Skills and discretion to be an appropriate role model to youth in transition.
  • Excellent organizational skills and good oral and written communication skills.
  • High energy, flexible and committed to team work.
  • CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention (offered internally), Standard First Aid (offered internally) and ASIST Suicide Intervention certification are requirements of the position or the candidate must have a willingness to obtain them at the earliest possible opportunity after commencing employment.
  • Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).

* Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by March 26, 2018 to:

Victoria MacLeod, Human Resources Manager
with the subject line “Live-in”
Contact Details:
Victoria MacLeod
Phoenix Youth Programs
6035 Coburg Rd.
PO Box 60006 RPO Professional Centre
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R7

Tel: 9024464996
E-mail:
www:   www.phoenixyouth.ca


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