Does harm reduction, community connection, strength-based practices, wellness, addictions, and other issues related to homelessness and sexual exploitation align with your knowledge and professional experiences? Do you identify as being resourceful, non-judgmental, and a relationship builder that strives towards building community within a shelter environment? The Care Worker's role is responsible for ensuring that the basic needs of persons served are being met through dignity and respect. You will provide key supports including intake, diversion, medication distribution, and keeping the shelter facility clean. You will actively engage with community members to ensure their needs are being heard to better facilitate pathways outside of the shelter.
The Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) is an emergency shelter for up to 64 women and is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days of the year. WEAC serves as an entry point to emergency and crisis housing, meals, personal hygiene care, laundry, and on-site access to medical and mental health supports. You will ensure a safe and secure environment is maintained to meet the basic needs of a diverse population of transient homeless women and persons facing sexual exploitation, violence, abuse, and addiction issues.
- You bring 1+ years of related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities needs.
- You possess a degree or diploma in Social Work, Human Services, Community Support Worker, or a related discipline.
- You have a proven ability to practice relationship-based approaches.
- You have extensive background and experience working with people requiring higher levels of support due to trauma, addictions, mental illness, and/or poverty.
- You are able to put into practice harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, strength-based, collaborative, and/or solution-focused principles.
- You remain confident and calm when de-escalating crisis situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental health crises.
- You have experience using evidence-based models of practice.
- You are proficient and skilled with computer use and Microsoft office database entry and applications.
- Engage with persons served to maintain a safe and secure environment for all women.
- Provide direct care to persons served by responding to requests for services including emotional support, crisis intervention and mediating shelter user conflict.
- Complete intake process by assessing and documenting persons served including physical/mental strengths and barriers, creating shelter exit plan, and reviewing shelter expectations and guidelines.
- Administer medication distribution for shelter users.
- Arrange for referrals to other agencies and programs.
- Maintain the overall cleanliness and organization of the building.
- Build positive relationships with shelter users and community members.
- Develop and maintain accurate documentation regarding program information.
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, e4c continues to take action to protect persons served and staff. Strategies related to e4c’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 Full Vaccination is a condition of employment for all employees at e4c. If an individual is unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined in the Alberta Human Rights Act, e4c will consider requests for a reasonable accommodation. Candidates seeking a reasonable accommodation on this basis will be required to provide relevant documentation in support of the request for a reasonable accommodation.
Robust Benefits Package
3 Weeks Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Professional Development Opportunities
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a Police Information Check and Intervention Record Check. Applicants seeking a front line role are required to submit a Vulnerable Sector Police Information Check.
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