Job Posting 65402

Residential Support Worker -Shelter Program
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closes in 8 days (Tue, 3 Nov)
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           :     2301-102020

                                        Statutory  holidays

 

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in or affected by the justice system. Our programs work to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, mental illness, homelessness and crime.

 

Located in New Westminster, Elizabeth Gurney House is a temporary shelter home for 12 homeless women and their children. Support workers provide awake around the clock support and management of the site for residents providing assistance and support to make plans to address their immediate crisis needs and housing plans. Staff and residents participate in the day-to-day living tasks involved in communal living. 

 

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • 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

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

 

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

               services

  • 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

 

SKILL & ABILITIES:

 

  • 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

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS:

 

  • 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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