We are looking for enthusiastic "ASSIGNED" Relief Residential Support Workers with the drive to make a difference!
The Company: Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region provides emergency shelter to women and children fleeing abusive relationships. We operate 2 shelters: Anselma House in Kitchener and Haven House in Cambridge. Our facilities operate on a 24/7 basis. We believe everyone deserves to live a life free from abuse.
The Position: We are currently seeking candidates to fill "Assigned" relief positions.
Position Overview: The "Assigned" Relief Residential Support Worker supports women and children to move beyond violence by providing: crisis line support, safety planning, ongoing assessment, emotional support through one to one and group activities, community referrals/information, discharge planning and advocacy. Workers help women adapt to communal living and facilitate their transition to independence.
The "Assigned" Relief Residential Support Worker – Assigned/Fixed Shifts works 12 hour weekend shifts; Saturday overnight 8:00 pm to 8:00 am and Sunday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; one shift per weekend on a rotating basis between shelters. This position may choose to fill additional shifts if desired.
What we offer:
- Dynamic workplace culture with a strong sense of team or team based learning
- Opportunity to expand and develop your social work skills
- On site and off site professional development
- Opportunities to participate in various workshops to further develop skills and knowledge on how to better support women and children
- Leadership Development Program available for staff
- Competitive wages
BSW and/or MSW from a University of recognized standing. Experience in a related field would be an asset, OR related or relevant degree or diploma from a recognized university and/or college along with 5 years’ experience in a related field. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. If not a member, this must be attained during the probationary period.
- Flexibility and priority setting required to deescalate crisis situations and to manage the multiple demands of the role.
- Experience in providing advocacy, crisis intervention, risk and ongoing assessments would be an asset.
- Knowledge of the effects of all types of abuse on both women and children.
- Have a feminist philosophy.
- Understanding of an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework.
- Demonstrated sound judgment and the ability to be decisive in crisis situations.
- Strong organizational and time management skills along with the ability to multi-task.
- Current and informed knowledge of multi-cultural issues.
- Current and informed knowledge of the needs of diverse groups of women and children, such as disability, sexual orientation, survivors of trauma, mental health issues, and addiction issues.
- Experience working with interpreters would be an asset.
- Knowledge of and skills in accessing and utilizing appropriate community resources would be an asset.
- Knowledge of conflict resolution practices and negotiation techniques, as well as the ability to facilitate meetings, direct situations and implement rules and guidelines.
- Current knowledge of basic criminal and family law, the Child and Family Services Act and related legal issues and resources.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficient in the use of computer software.
- Current First Aid/CPR Certificate would be an asset.
- Valid driver’s license, valid and sufficient insurance coverage and access to a reliable vehicle.
- Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.
Job Types: Part-time, Casual
Salary: $23.47 /hour
- Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)
- Kitchener-Waterloo, ON (Preferred)