Job Posting 68546

Overnight Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 26 Feb)
full time  •  $20.11/hr

Position:             Overnight Support Worker                          Type:                     Full-time (Perm)

Program:            Gurney’s                                                         Posting #:            2302-RW-H-210211

Location:            New Westminster                                          Hourly Rate:        $20.11

Schedule:           Sun-Wed: 2100-0500                                    Closing Date:       Open Until Filled

                                (32 hrs/wk)                                     


The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) is a charitable organization that supports women, girls and children at risk, involved in nor 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. 



  • Monitors and attends to the well being and safety of residents and attends to any medical and behavioural needs during the night
  • Ensures that logbooks and other documentation such as charts and incident reports are complete
  • Notifies staff of any major problems or emergencies and responds in accordance with established policies

              and procedures.

  • Perform light housekeeping duties ensuring quality control for all equipment and maximum

                cleaning effectiveness



  • Completion of a post-secondary diploma in human services or a related field
  • Minimum of six months’ previous experience working with children in a residential environment
  • Previous direct program delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of a specific community-based program and related provincial and community support is preferred
  • Working knowledge of issues impacting women who experience poverty, trauma and homelessness, addictions and mental illness
  • 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
  • Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control program
  • Doctor’s note of fitness required
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Must be able to lift up to 30


This position requires union membership.


EFry is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applicants that represent those we serve.  We welcome applicants with non-traditional educational backgrounds and field experience.

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