Client Support Worker – Pregnancy Pathways Program
Awake Overnights (Monday to Thursday) or Shift Work
Pregnancy Pathways began as a collaboration of some 25 organizations that came together to address the housing and support needs of pregnant homeless women in Edmonton. Boyle McCauley Health Centre (BMHC), which runs inner-city health and wellness programs, operates the Pregnancy Pathways program that includes a dedicated residence for 12 women with on-site support services. In addition to experiencing homelessness, program participants may face challenges with trauma, addictions and mental health issues, require assistance to access prenatal care, and need support to be empowered to make decisions about the care of their infants.
Client Support Workers provide 24-7 on-site support to Pregnancy Pathways’ Clients, and report to a Wellness Coordinator/Team Leader.
Client Support Workers:
We are currently recruiting for a full-time Client Support Worker, for one of the following two shifts:
Applicants must indicate which one or more of the above positions they are interested in when applying.
Please note that a valid drivers’ license and a reliable vehicle with $2 Million PLPD vehicle insurance and proof that you can carry work-related passengers will be required if working the rotating shifts.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
We have committed to ensuring our Team of Client Support Workers includes individuals who can provide peer support, drawing on his or her own personal lived experience with sustained recovery regarding mental illness, addictions, and/or homelessness/poverty, with a willingness and ability to share such experience with program participants. The belief that recovery is possible for all who experience mental health, traumatic and/or substance use challenges is fundamental to the practice of peer support. Within the peer support role, a Client Support Worker will work with Clients to provide emotional, social and practical supports, using his or her own personal life experiences with mental illness, addictions and/or homelessness/ poverty as a reference. Candidates may choose to disclose the nature of their relevant lived experience in their application if they wish to have their lived experience considered as a qualification as a Client Support Worker. Please note that not all Client Support Workers will have related lived experience, and disclosure of such information is completely optional.
Please apply by May 2nd, 2019
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $18.45 to $23.55 /hour