Job Posting 76159

Overnight Community Support Worker
Progressive Housing Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC
closed 11 days ago (Fri, 15 Oct)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $26.38-29.13/hour

We are expanding our operations again and are looking to hire overnight casual community support workers as soon as possible in order to meet our staffing needs across all of our 24/7 programs. We are holding interviews on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons until our hiring needs have been satisfied.

 

Please note that you must willing to work a minimum of 3 shifts per month with a focus on evening and overnight availability.

 

The Progressive Housing Community Support Worker provides a range of supports, serving adult homeless/at risk individuals. Services include a bed, food, and general support of clients who may be facing complex bio-psycho-social issues. The Community Support Worker is also responsible for the daily operations of the facility including: intaking new participants into the program; food service; updating client records; communicating effectively with clients and other staff; and maintaining a clean safe and secure environment for staff and clients by participating in regular and timely needle sweeps. The Community Support Worker will coordinate with the Outreach Team and maintain communication between shifts about participants housing plans. The minimal barrier approach of the site will require excellent and flexible engagement skills. The Community Support Worker actively participates in building a skilled, cohesive, collaborative staff team, including demonstrating commitment to program principles; resolving conflict and negativity as they arise; assisting in orienting, training and mentoring of all staff, including casuals and peer supports. The Community Support Worker must be able to work at different locations and complete other duties as directed. Flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the clients & mandate of the program.

 

EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: Casual

 

SALARY RANGE: $26.38-29.13/hour

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as Psych, Criminology or Social Work with:
  • 1 year of related experience with emphasis on adult mental health, substance use homelessness and/or social services.

OR

  • Diploma/Certificate in Social services or health with:
  • 3 years related experience with emphasis on adult mental health, substance use, homelessness and/or social services.

OR

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience, including lived experience, may be considered.

AND

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Naloxone Training.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
  • Successful clearance of a criminal record check.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides a range of supports, serving homeless/at risk individuals.
  • Services include a bed, food, and general support of clients who may be facing complex bio-psycho-social issues.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of the facility including: intaking new participants into the program; food service; updating client records; communicating effectively with clients and other staff; and maintaining a clean safe and secure environment for staff and clients by participating in regular and timely needle sweeps.
  • Coordinates with the Outreach Team and maintain communication between shifts about participant’s housing plans.
  • The minimal barrier approach of the site will require excellent and flexible engagement skills.
  • Actively participates in building a skilled, cohesive, collaborative staff team, including demonstrating commitment to program principles; resolving conflict and negativity as they arise; assisting in orienting, training and mentoring of all staff, including casuals and peer supports.

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