Position title
Care Worker

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.

What you bring to the team
  • 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.

Important work you will do at e4c
  • 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.

Employment Type
Job Location
Working Hours
4 Shifts on 2 Days off 7 am to 4 pm, 7 am to 4 pm, 3pm to 12am, 3pm to 12 am
Salary and Benefits

Competitive Salary
Robust Benefits Package
RRSP Matching
3 Weeks Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Time
Professional Development Opportunities
Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Date posted
August 18, 2021
Closing Date
September 30, 2021
Background Check Process & Requirements

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. 

Send your resume and cover letter to careers@e4calberta.org

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Position: Care Worker

Thank you for submitting your application and for your interest in e4c. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only individuals who have been shortlisted will be contacted.