Job Posting 62515

Housing Support Worker
Pacific Community Resources
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Chilliwack
closed 6 days ago (Fri, 29 May)
casual / on-call  •  $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour
Chilliwack Health and Housing Centre- (Annis Residence)

Auxiliary Positions

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in the Province of B.C. We believe that helping the most marginalized individuals and families will raise the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. We have been recognized for placing a high value on work-life balance. Our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve.


Position Summary:

The Housing Support Auxiliary Worker is a member of the Annis Residence team and is responsible for the direct care of participants placed in the housing program.  The Housing Support Worker would support the case management and advocacy to participants to stabilize in their current housing.  As needed, the residential support worker would run groups, participate in recreational activities and provide overall support to the participants of the program.  This position requires an understanding of poverty and housing, addiction and mental health.  This program requires 24-hour coverage 7 days a week so available shifts will include evenings, overnights and weekends.  Due to the current COVID-19 situation, programming has changed during this time as all precautions are in place to protect staff and residents. Some job responsibilities, such as the running of groups, have currently ceased to comply with precautionary measures.


Primary Duties:

  • Offer both insight and practical goal-focused counselling strategies while maintaining a safe and respectful environment for participants
  • Perform program administrative tasks as delegated by the Program Supervisor
  • Assist in supporting individual service goals in collaboration with the participant
  • When required, develop, implement and facilitate group sessions that are relevant to local needs; sessions could include co-leadership with other staff, volunteers or peer counsellors or other community professionals
  • Act as a positive role model and assist in participants in developing values of honesty, self-assertiveness, and respect for others, a democratic viewpoint, and a lack of dependency on drugs, alcohol and self-abusive and destructive behaviour.
  • Maintain health and safety of self, participants and community; manage inappropriate behaviour and emergencies according to agency policy and practice.
  • Maintains good safety practices and a preventative approach

 Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other fields plus one years’ experience, or Bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care or relevant discipline plus one year’s direct experience. Substance use/Addiction counselling training. A combination of experience and education is considered.
  • Experience supporting the vulnerable adult population with housing, accessing services within a biopsychosocial–spiritual framework.                                         

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal record check including the vulnerable sector
  • Class 5 Driver’s License; use of own vehicle; driver’s abstract
  • Current standard first aid certificate
Salary Range: $24.01/hour – $27.33/hour
Closing Date:  Open until filled

“PCRS fosters an environment that ensures a sense of belonging, dignity, and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.”

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