Job Posting 67635

Site Co-ordinator
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closes in 11 days (Thu, 28 Jan)
full time  •  $26.50 per hour

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:

Position: Site Co-ordinator

Wage: $26.50

Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Hours: 35 hours per week, Tuesday to Saturday

3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (3 days a week)

1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (2 days a week, days tbd)

Start date: Immediately

The Purpose Society is establishing the Health Contact Centre which is the first safe consumption site in New Westminster. In addition to providing a site where substances can be used safely, the Centre will offer other programs to enhance the psychosocial outcomes of program participants.

Duties:

  • Responsible for on-site safety and adherence to program policies and procedures
  • Supervises employees, provides information and direction on a daily basis
  • Ongoing evaluation of day-to-day practices in order improve them
  • Monitor the safety of the site and the practices on a daily basis to ensure everyone’s safety, initiate crisis management protocol as required
  • Coordinates shifts and schedules staff training
  • Completes performance reviews on a predetermined basis
  • Oversees program evaluation and determines positive outcomes for the site
  • Gather data for evaluation and reports to funders
  • Establish relationships with the City of New Westminster, the Police and Fire Departments, other organizations, the business community, resident associations, and others in order to ensure excellence in service delivery

Qualifications:

  • A degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline (e.g. social services, community development, public health), or
  • A two year post-secondary diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. social services, community development, public health) and 4 years experience providing front line, harm reduction services with an emphasis on mental health, addiction, homelessness and/or social service
  • Experience developing and implementing new program
  • Experience supervising employees
  • Advanced overdose recognition and response training
  • Knowledge of common drugs and their effects
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to maintain a non-judgmental and non-stigmatizing approach is required
  • Willingness to participate in an on-going on the job and other outside courses
  • Ability and willingness to work with a client-centred approach
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Other:

  • Car required on occasion
  • Must be physically and mentally able to be on your feet for long periods, take on physical tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must follow Covid protocols, wear a mask and sanitize/wash hands frequently

 

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