Job Posting 63890

Community Support Worker
Progressive Housing Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Burnaby, BC
closed yesterday (Thu, 6 Aug)
full time - term / contract  •  $25.40 per hour

We are very excited to report that we are expanding our operations again!

 

The roles at our Emergency Response Centre will be temporary Full-Time with a tentative start date of August 15, 2020 until December 31, 2020, with the possibility of an extension.

 

This is a great opportunity for experienced community support workers to join a wonderful company with growth potential. You will also have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable people.

 

Comfort with working with individuals who may have been exposed to COVID is a MUST.

 

We do provide proper PPE and training in order to prepare our staff to work in each of these environments.

 

EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: Temporary Full-Time

 

SALARY RANGE: $25.37-27.62/hour

 

HOURS OF WORK:

Saturday to Wednesday 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as Psych, Criminology or Social Work with:
  • 1 year of related experience with emphasis on mental health, substance use homelessness and/or social services.

OR

 

  • Diploma/Certificate in Social services or health with:
  • 3 years related experience with emphasis on mental health, substance use, homelessness and/or social services.

OR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, including lived experience, may be considered.

 

AND

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Naloxone Training.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Onsite monitoring of ERC guests.
  • Supporting the wellbeing of individuals staying in the ERC with scheduled wellness checks and as-needed support.
  • Ensuring compliance with ERC policies.
  • Provides a range of supports, serving homeless/at risk individuals.
  • Services include a bed, food, and general support of clients who may be facing complex bio-psycho-social issues.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the facility including: intaking new participants into the program; food service; updating client records; communicating effectively with clients and other staff; and maintaining a clean safe and secure environment for staff and clients by participating in regular and timely needle sweeps.
  • Coordinates with the Outreach Team and maintain communication between shifts about participant’s housing plans.
  • The minimal barrier approach of the site will require excellent and flexible engagement skills.
  • Actively participates in building a skilled, cohesive, collaborative staff team, including demonstrating commitment to program principles; resolving conflict and negativity as they arise; assisting in orienting, training and mentoring of all staff, including casuals and peer supports.

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