Job Posting 99279

Youth Supportive Housing (Rover) Staff
Threshold Housing Society
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas
closed 4 days ago (Wed, 21 Feb)
full time

Threshold Housing Society is an inspiring non-profit organization that is passionate about preventing adult homelessness by providing safe housing, stability, support services, and community to youth in the Greater Victoria area for over 30 years. The organization serves youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. Threshold Housing Society believes that every youth has the ability to thrive regardless of history or hardship and offers support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.

 

We are currently looking for Youth Supportive Housing (Rover) staff to provide support to the youth at both Mitchell and Holly House. The goal of the program is to provide housing and support for youth who are MCFD involved. The role of this person is to support youth in various ways, with a focus on driving youth to and from appointments. This position will work in a team environment utilizing a holistic approach to support each youth's individual needs around mental health, life skills, community supports, housing and other identified areas.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Drive youth to and from appointments;
  • Work directly with youth in a trauma-informed manner to develop and maintain a harm reduction approach;
  • Work one on one with youth regarding individualized life skills goals including maintaining their space, personal hygiene, cooking etc.;
  • Supporting youth to attend appointments in the community;
  • Work with the youth’s support team to help facilitate family connection, spiritual connection and life skills supports and activities;
  • Provides and coordinates all daily living activities including shopping and meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping;
  • Assists in the general housekeeping and maintenance of the house;
  • Assist youth in accessing outside services and agencies, working with THS (Threshold Housing Society) team to do referrals;
  • Keep abreast of all current social concerns and youth issues, and as required attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues for at-risk youth;
  • Assist other members of the Threshold team in establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, non-exploitative rapport with youth;
  • Provide immediate response and management of crisis situations; this includes contacting resources appropriate to the situation during regular work hours and after hours as required;
  • Daily reporting and case management notes;
  • Medication delivery; and
  • Additional tasks as assigned.

 

What you will bring to the role:

  • A passion for working with and supporting youth
  • A patient, flexible, and creative mindset
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with vulnerable populations and at-risk youth, ideally in the housing and support service sector
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field or a combination of education, experience and/or training
  • Knowledge and understanding of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • An understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and behavioural issues
  • Current, or willing to obtain, Emergency First Aid, and Criminal Record Check
  • Possesses a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Clean Driver’s Abstract and has a reliable vehicle
  • ASIST and NVCI training

 

What we will provide in return:  

  • A purpose-driven organization that lives its values
  • The opportunity to do meaningful work that impacts young lives and creates positive change in our community
  • A culture where being your authentic self is welcomed and supported
  • The ability to work with a passionate and diverse team towards a shared goal
  • Employer paid health and dental benefits, employee assistance plan, and generous counselling allowance
  • Pension matching and training and professional development program

 

Compensation & Hours: 

This position is full-time, 3 days on/4 days off, 4 days on/3 days off rotation, with 9.5 or 10 hours shifts, with a salary range of $24.00 – $27.82 per hour dependent on experience and related skills. The successful candidate can expect to enter the organization no higher than the midpoint of the compensation range.

 

Application Information:

If you would like to be a part of a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please apply with your resume and cover letter.

 

This position will remain open until filled but a review of resumes will start immediately so do not delay applying. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

Threshold is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity of people and communities, and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization. We actively seek applications from diverse backgrounds, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities to apply If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know by contacting us at .

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