Are you passionate about the power of food bringing people together? Do you see yourself as a culinary mastermind for large groups of people, an avid gardener, and passionate about the cycle of food beginning from the garden and into the kitchen? The Residential Support Worker will create a safe home environment for up to 20 residents (who due to histories of trauma and currently related mental illness and addictions require enhanced levels of housing support) through utilizing non-judgmental, harm reduction, and trauma informed approaches.
Through using a holistic approach that incorporates natural law, you will focus on: engaging residents in cooking delicious meals, cleaning after meals, modeling safe food practices, healthy interactions at the dinner table, engaging residents in gardening and yard beautification projects, discovering residents’ skills and knowledge, and maintaining a safe and clean home environment.
- You possess a diploma in the area of human services or a related field.
- You bring 1+ years of related work experience with diverse communities with varying and complex priorities and needs.
- You have 1+ years experience doing small scale food production and horticulture.
- You are confident facilitating community development initiatives.
- You have working knowledge and experience with harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, natural law, strength-based, collaborative, and/or solution-focused practice.
- You can use personal lived experiences of addictions, mental illness, racism, discrimination, or poverty to develop a connection with the person served.
- You are willing to work in collaborative partnership person served to create positive outcomes.
- Plan and prepare meals twice per day in alignment with the Canada Food Guide and licensing requirements.
- Connect with residents about the cycle of food production through a community garden.
- Assist in maintaining food inventory and kitchen supplies in accordance with food budget.
- Create community between residents within the home through activities, conversations and shared interests.
- Inform and receive information to integrated staff team regarding: progress of residents, changes in behavior, and challenges that residents may be experiencing.
- Administer medication for all residents.
- Clean and maintain household to ensure compliance with all legislation, bylaws and standards.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and act as a point of contact for the community during the daytime hours.
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.
Professional Development Opportunities
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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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