Are you patient, excellent at managing crisis, a multi-tasker, and enjoy creating a clean environment when it comes to transforming night time routines into learning experiences? You will create a safe home environment for up to 20 residents (who due to histories of trauma and related mental illness and addictions require enhanced levels of housing support) through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, and trauma informed approaches. With utilizing natural law practices, you will focus on: building relationships with residents, modelling healthy night time routines, creating a calm and restful atmosphere at night, assisting residents who are awake, providing medication assistance and healthy ways to resolve conflict.
Hours: 4 shifts on 4 shifts off: 11:30pm to 9:00am
(Due to AHS recommendations, applicants who are working at multiple congregate living or healthcare sites will not be considered.)
Why Join Our Team
- Overnight schedule: more intentional time during the day, scheduling outside of a standard 9-5 practice and awake shifts to increase productivity.
- In-house collaborative training opportunities and supervisory coaching sessions to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
- Robust benefit program, RRSP contributions, 3 weeks’ vacation, EAP and other work related benefits.
- Be supervised and mentored by a team of diverse individuals through observation, formal and informal coaching sessions and overall recognition of successes in support of your professional capacity.
In Your Role You Will
- Support residents to build structure and routines at nighttime including (but not limited to): cooking, sleep hygiene, conflict resolution, medication administration, healthy relationships, problem solving, and the maintenance of a clean and safe environment.
- Use relationship-based approaches to guide and model a spectrum of basic life skills in the home with residents.
- When natural opportunity arises, promote conflict resolution, positive communication, empathy and respect (through positive reinforcement, role modeling and supportive listening).
- Provide non-judgmental support for residents who are under the influence or are experiencing mental health struggles.
- Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws and standards (health, safety, fire, city and accreditation).
- Inform and receive information from Housing Program team regarding: the progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community during nighttime hours.
Education and Certifications
- Diploma in the area of human services, food services, education and/or administration.
- Police Information Check including vulnerable sector.
- Required (or willingness to obtain): First Aid and CPR, Medication Administration, Suicide Intervention, Food Safety Training
- Recommended: Mental Health First Aid, De-escalation Certificate, Harm Reduction Training and Cultural Awareness, Motivational Interviewing.
- 1+ year of related direct service work experience working with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
- Working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, behavior modification, natural law, strength based, collaborative, and/or solution focused practice.
- Proven ability to foster a team environment.
- Experience working in collaborative partnerships.
- Personal lived experience of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, poverty is an asset
- Experience working in collaborative partnerships