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 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.
- You bring 1+ years related direct service work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities needs.
- You possess post-secondary education 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.
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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