Job Posting 68547

Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey
closes in 8 days (Fri, 5 Mar)
casual / on-call  •  $20.52

Position:             Support Worker                                                               Type:                    Relief

Program:            Gurney’s                                                                            Posting #:           2310-RW—210211

Location:            Surrey                                                                                Hourly Rate:       $20.52

Schedule:           varied shifts/round-the-clock                                         Closing Date:     Open Until Filled

                            Weekends, weekdays, Stat Holidays          


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. 



  • Manage the overall functioning of the shelter program and intake and care of the residents
  • Provides a psychosocial environment and a therapeutic approach to support residents toward integration

              and normal functioning in the community

  • Record all activities and interactions with residents as part of the ongoing case management
  • Assist case planning/manage in the identification of potential problems and reports any difficulties
  • Perform light housekeeping duties ensuring quality control for all equipment and maximum

                cleaning effectiveness



  • Diploma in human services, addiction and mental health, social work or in any related field
  • Minimum one-year 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
  • Doctor’s note of fitness required
  • Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control program
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (Vulnerable Sector Search)
  • Applicant with valid driver’s license and satisfactory driver’s abstract preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.


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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