Job Posting 73446

Shelter Support Person
COSTI Immigrant Services
Toronto Metro area
Hwy 401 and Weston, Etobicoke
closes in 2 days (Mon, 2 Aug)
full time - term / contract  •  $21.68 to $23.33 per hour

 

COSTI REQUIRES SHELTER SUPPORT PERSONS FOR ITS SHELTER SERVICES

 

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing social services, settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org.

 

Shelter Services provide short-term accommodation and support services for vulnerable populations experiencing homelessness including but not limited to families, refugees, women fleeing domestic violence and singles. COSTI’s shelters provide clients with a pet friendly dwelling.

 

These are non-union contract positions scheduled to work 28-35 hours per week Monday to Sunday

 

Morning shift (7:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Evening shift (3:00 pm – 11:00 pm)

 

DUTIES

• Ensures house rules are observed.

• Supports the delivery of programs/orientation and services to the residents.

Responsible for the admission, discharge and profile creation on the database (SMIS and CiS) for new clients.

Responsible for ensuring welcome packages, welcome files and admission files are ready and prepared regularly.

• Responsible for sorting and distributing mail, including contacting clients.

Supports the smooth operation of the Centre, which includes responding to emergencies.

De-escalates non-violent crises, e.g. client altercation, family conflicts.

• Conducts COVID screening and temperature check for clients.

Conducts regular room checks and wellness checks.

Provides emergency intervention in case of client illness and calls paramedics if required.

Communicates in a timely and professional manner with the supervisor regarding any client concerns.

• Document services to clients and incident reports.

Supports the general office duties such as answering telephones and responding to client issues.

• Provides interpretation services, as required.

Communicates in a timely and professional manner with the hotel management regarding any client concerns.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Community college diploma in community work/human services or equivalent.

Minimum six (6) months fulltime work experience working in homeless shelters or respite sites

• Excellent communication skills.

Understanding of issues facing populations experiencing homelessness.

Demonstrated experience responding to crises and providing supportive counselling.

• Ability to communicate in other languages is an asset.

• Ability to work independently.

• Possession of a valid Naloxone training certificate is required.

Required to provide a valid Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police check. The VSS must have been completed within the past 6 months.

• Must have valid first aid/ CPR certificate.

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