Job Posting 64771

Residential Support Worker -Shelter Program
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closes in 8 days (Fri, 2 Oct)
casual / on-call  •  to be discussed

Position               :         Shelter Support Worker                                   Closing Date       :     Open until filled

Type                     :         On Call (varied shifts/round-the-clock)          Location              :     New Westminster

Nature of Work    :         AM/PM, Overnight Weekend &                        Posting #1           :     2301-092020

                                        Statutory  holidays


We are a human rights and social services charitable not-for-profit agency for women and girls affected by the justice system.


EFry is committed to the belief that people are willing and able to take responsibility for their own lives if provided with the resources, opportunities and skills to do so. We value working together with others who are committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve.




  • Manage the overall functioning of the program and the residents
  • Establish rapport and provide a warm, safe supportive environment to women
  • Record all activities and interactions with participants
  • Perform light housekeeping duties ensuring quality control for all equipment and maximum

               cleaning effectiveness




  • 4th Year student or completion of 4 year post- secondary or combination of diploma in social


  • Minimum one year previous experience in a residential environment preferably with addictions

               and mental health

  • Good working knowledge of legislation and policies related to Social Assistance, Mental Health

               Act and Child, Family & Community Service Act




  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understanding of crisis management, risk assessment, trauma and gender-informed practice
  • Proficient in MS word, excel, outlook and data entry




  • Food Safe Level 1 and First Aid Certificates, including CPR C required
  • TB test
  • Local Police Information and Provincial Clearance checks
  • Shelter locations are transit accessible. Valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract are required if you drive for work.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.


Efry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons. 

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