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.
- 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.
- Diploma/Certificate in Social services or health with:
- 3 years related experience with emphasis on mental health, substance use, homelessness and/or social services.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience, including lived experience, may be considered.
- 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.