Extreme Weather Response Shelter
On-Call Shelter Workers
Hours: 12-hour shift, on-call - based on an issued Extreme Weather Alert
Salary: Shelter Workers - $24.00/hour, Shelter Team Leaders - $26.00/hour
The Purpose Society is preparing to offer an Extreme Weather Response (EWR) Shelter from the first floor (Front Street level) of the Army and Navy building.
The Extreme Weather Response (EWR) program is a community-based service that provides temporary emergency shelter spaces during periods of extreme winter weather, which threaten the health and safety of individuals experiencing homelessness. The EWR program operates from November 1st through March 31st of each year.
In the event of extreme weather, the New Westminster EWR Coordinator will call an extreme weather alert in accordance with procedures and criteria outlined in the New Westminster Extreme Weather Response Plan. In the municipality of New Westminster, Extreme Weather Alerts are issued when the following criteria are met:
There will be four staff on for each shift: one Team Leader and three Shelter Workers. These are ‘awake’ positions. The EWR Shelter will be open from 8:00 p.m. through 8:00 a.m. There will be three possible shifts:
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