Job Posting 62429

Support Worker - McCauley Group Homes
e4c
Edmonton area
closed 9 days ago (Sun, 24 May)
full time - term / contract

Are you passionate about self-care, personal growth, recovery and can draw inspiration from your own knowledge about wellness? The Support Worker is an exciting opportunity to work in a community related to modelling wellness programming and initiatives with residents who due to histories of trauma and related mental illness require housing supports. You will utilize a holistic approach including aspects of emotional, spiritual, physical and mental wellness in supporting 19 male residents by creating a safe and engaging environment for their nighttime wellness routines.

Hours: Temporary from May to December 2020 – Monday to Friday from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.

Wage: Starting at $18.47 per hour.

Why Join Our Team        

  • In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
  • Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, residents, general public and community members to build and model positive neighbor relations.
  • Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.

In Your Role You Will

  • Coach and model wellness and self-care practices within the homes and with residents.
  • Foster an engaging nighttime learning environment that facilitates the exploration of wellness with residents.
  • Communicate and receive information from housing program team regarding progress of the residents, significant changes in behavior, and any concerns/challenges that the resident is experiencing.
  • Maintain service care plans and other necessary documentations in relation to resident and facility updates, ensuring appropriate file management procedures are followed.
  • Support residents with housekeeping duties including: daily meal preparation, cleanliness of living arrangements and overall environment as necessary.
  • Administer medication for program residents.
  • Clean and maintain health standards within the facility.
  • Work with the other staff to build community within the house and to develop good community relations.

Work Environment

  • This position requires flexibility, an ability to adapt and function in potentially high stress environments. Potential exposure to: violent/aggressive situations, drugs and/or alcohol, cigarette smoke and bed bugs.
  • Working with sanitation products on a regular basis.

 Physical Demands

  • This position requires periodically handling, moving office/agency/participants’ materials and equipment and periodic yard maintenance and snow removal work.
  • Requires the ability to move up and down stairs and to lift 10-20 kg.

Education and Certifications

Required

  • Diploma in the area of human services, education and/or administration and 6 months of related work experience or equivalent.
  • Police Check with Vulnerable Sector.
  • Certification: First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Food Safety.

Recommended Certificates:

  • Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training, Cultural Awareness, Trauma Informed, Drivers License, Vehicle Insurance & Registration Documents.

Experience

  • Working knowledge of inner city, homelessness, poverty, mental health, addiction, prostitution, abuse and multicultural issues.
  • Proven ability to build, maintain, and model healthy relationships, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, empathy, and initiative.
  • Knowledge of social and health related community resources available to residents.
  • Demonstrated ability to mediate and resolve conflict.
  • Proven ability to practice: relationship-based approaches, respectful and collaborative approaches.
  • Awareness of and desire for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
  • A strong understanding and desire for social justice.

 

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