Position title
Community Support Worker
Description

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity to change the lives of women and experience working with a committed team of professionals who will play a vital role in transforming the Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) into a world class shelter offering wrap around clinical support? Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to your community while shaping the future of WEAC? Welcome to WEAC – celebrating our history and looking to our future. Be a part of herstory, be part of the change, be a part of Bridging Her Home!

The Community Support Worker role is a front-line position that is responsible for the delivery of services at WEAC. Community Support Workers utilize a holistic approach to complete intakes, create meaningful connections, maintain a safe, stable environment and help the Women of WEAC improve their overall wellness and life skills.

What you bring to the team:
  • You bring 1+ years of related experience working with marginalized populations. Prior experience with intakes is an asset.
  • You possess a two-year diploma in a Human Services discipline.
  • You have a proven ability to practice relationship-based approaches.
  • You are able to embed in your work the practices of harm reduction, person-centered, trauma-informed, and strength-based care.
  • You are able to remain confident and calm. This work may involve de-escalating crisis situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol or experiencing a mental health crisis.
Important work you will do at e4c:
  • You will use a person centered, relational practice, trauma sensitive, and harm reduction framework to create a safe and welcoming environment.
  • You will provide direct care to the women of WEAC and help assist with their pathway to housing.
  • You are the first impression for women who are looking for a better tomorrow. This role is key to a successful intake process and helps to ensure a timely connection with WEAC multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring that the women receive effective wrap-around support and services.
  • You will leverage your ability to connect with people to ensure accurate and timely documentation regarding the women's progress or changing circumstances.
  • This role is hands-on and is essential in helping to maintain a safe, clean, organized, and stable environment at WEAC.

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.

At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation or faith.

Employment Type
Full-time, WEAC
Job Location
Edmonton
Working Hours
We are hiring for multiple shifts. Please indicate days, afternoon, overnight shift preference.
Date posted
October 25, 2022
Closing Date
November 30, 2022
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)

Background Check Process & Requirements

Prior to successful employment with e4c, applicants are required to submit a Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check and Intervention Record Check (IRC).

Please apply for your Police Intervention Check with Vulnerable Sector Search via your local RCMP detachment or Edmonton Police Service.

You are encouraged to apply for your Intervention Record Check immediately.  There is no cost to apply for an IRC. To access the IRC application form click below.  Forward your completed form and a copy of two (2) pieces of government issued ID (one must be a photo ID) to CS.IRCEdmonton@gov.ab.ca

IRC Intervention Check Form_

APPLY NOW!

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to careers@e4calberta.org.

Please include the position(s) title you are applying for in the subject line.

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Position: Community Support 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.