Job Posting 68550

Support Worker
Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 26 Feb)
casual / on-call  •  $19.68/hr

Position:              Support Worker                                                               Type:                  Relief

Program:             Mazarine Lodge                                                                Posting #:           2440-HSW-210211

Location:             New Westminster                                                             Hourly Rate:     $19.68

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

                            Weekdays, weekends & Stat 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 Queensborough, New Westminster, Mazarine Lodge is a 44-unit supported housing program for high needs women. Support workers provide awake management of the site and ensure the wellbeing of residents. A planned meal service offers two meals (breakfast and dinner) daily. Women live independently and have access to staff for support and case planning.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains a warm, safe supportive atmosphere through engaging with tenants and building rapport and goodwill while overseeing Mazarine Lodge’s day to day activities.
  • Conducts scheduled interviews, and tenant registration for housing units.
  • Provides tenants with day to day support as needed, and ongoing monthly tenant meetings to review their plans and goals for themselves and provide case management as needed. Where necessary, identify tenant challenges and develop intervention plans.
  • Maintain daily records of operations and tenant interaction as necessary.
  • Performs light housekeeping duties ensuring a safe, clean hygienic environment for all.

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  •  A 2-year Diploma in related field plus over two years’ experience in a similar environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Addictions and mental health experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of women with complex needs and the government services they interact with.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understanding of crisis management, risk assessment, trauma and gender-informed practice, and

case management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid Certificates, with CPR-C required
  • Evidence of a Tuberculosis Test and compliance with the TB Control Program
  • Dr’s note of Fitness required
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Review (vulnerable sector search)
  • Applicants with valid Driver’s license and satisfactory drivers’ abstract preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs.

 

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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