Department: Family Stepping Stones Program
Location: Kamloops, BC
Employee Group: This position requires Union membership
Hours per Week: 35 hours, 8:30-4:00, 30-Min. Lunch. Weekend shifts required
Position Status: Temporary - until February 2023 or until incumbent returns from Maternity Leave
At Elizabeth Fry, we are passionate about the cause and the people we serve in our community. A Women’s Second Stage Housing Support Worker is a key force behind this passion, and we are currently seeking a team member who is highly motivated about supporting vulnerable individuals who may be disenfranchised and facing poverty.
Reporting to the Program Manager, the Women’s Second Stage Housing Support Worker works closely with women and their children, developing individualized plans, with a system of supports for each family; which will assist the family for approximately two years in developing the skills needed to successfully transition to independent living.
- Directly assists clients with life skills development, self-advocacy, and making healthy lifestyle choices.
- Assesses clients’ needs and challenges upon intake
- Creates an individualized support plan to meet goals to stabilize lives and transition to independent living.
- Helps curate a support team of qualified professionals and community supports for clients.
- Creates an individual support plan for the client’s children.
- Meets with the client a minimum of once a week to identify progress on goals.
- Conducts suite visits.
- Refers client to qualified professionals and community resources when needed.
- Motivates clients to increase their community engagement and volunteerism.
- Facilitates group education on various life skills and wellness topics.
- Observes and recognizes emotional, behavioural, and functional changes in clients and reports to their support team and the Program Manager.
- Assesses client progress and makes recommendations for the program completion date.
- Assists client throughout the transition process when program completion has been identified.
- Prepares and maintains accurate daily documentation, reports, records and statistics as required.
- Participates in a stand-by rotation for after-hour emergencies.
Skills and Qualifications
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Planning and organizational skills
- Ability to work as a team member, but with a high degree of self-reliance and independence
- Ability to work with challenging and complex cases
- Maintaining sensitivity towards cultural, religious, economic & social beliefs, values & opinions
- Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, and other online platforms and technological tools required
Education, Training, and Experience
- A diploma in a field related to women’s studies, social work, psychology, sociology
- One year of recent related experience with marginalized and/or disenfranchised women
- Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- First Aid, CPI/MANDT, ASSIST, and Trauma-Informed Practice Training would be considered an asset
- A comprehensive benefits package is included upon completion of a probationary period
- A criminal record check and search under the Criminal Record Review Act is required
- The candidate will be reimbursed for any criminal record check expense upon starting employment
- Travel between worksites is necessary
- A valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle are required
- All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
- This job is a union position and union fees will be deducted accordingly
- This position is open to applicants of all genders, races, ethnic backgrounds, and religious beliefs.
- EFry is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with an employee group that reflects the cultural diversity of the community.
The Kamloops & District Elizabeth Fry Society is a non-profit society providing services to people who are, or could be, criminalized, with an emphasis on the needs of women and families. The Society provides education, advocacy, capacity building, and safe, secure, affordable housing within an environment of respect for each person’s right to self-determination and freedom from discrimination. Established in 1984, the Society is a member of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Staff, volunteers, and the board of directors are committed to compassionate program delivery with community collaboration and respect for diversity. The Elizabeth Fry Society, with skilled and motivated staff and volunteers, provides a fair and equitable work environment focused on health, mutual respect, and teamwork.
- To apply for this position please submit your resume and cover letter.
- Only qualified applicants will be invited to an interview.