Job Posting 89783

Community Support Worker
Progressive Housing Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby
closed yesterday (Tue, 29 Nov)
part time  •  26.38

JOB TITLE: Part-Time Community Support Worker

 

PROGRAM: Community Residential Supported Housing Program (Norland 2-ERC)

 

DESCRIPTION

                                   

The Progressive Housing Community Support Worker 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. 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 participant’s 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. Flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the clients & mandate of the program.

 

EMPLOYEE CATEGORY: Part-Time, Permanent

 

SALARY RANGE: Grid 33 – HEU – Community Subsector

 

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 (one) vacancy

 

HOURS OF WORK: Friday and Saturday 07:30 – 15:30 & Sunday and Monday 08:00 – 16:00

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as Psych, Criminology or Social Work with:
  • 1 year of related experience with emphasis on 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 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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