Awake Modular Housing Support Worker

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver - Abbotsford, BC (30+ days ago)

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Position : Awake Modular Housing Support Worker

Closing Date : Open until filled

Status : Full-time (37 hours/week)

Location : Abbotsford

Nature of Work: Sun: 1930-0730/Sat: 1915-0745/Mon: 2200-0800

Posting #1 : LMA - 102019

Legacy Manor is a 37 semi-independent housing units in Abbotsford that provides women the support and assists the need to live independently. It offers women with a history of homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness with housekeeping apartments and two meals a day.

EFry is human rights based social agency interested in working with others committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve.

JOB SUMMARY

Ensures the well-being and safety ofthe residents during the night hours. Along with client monitoring, the Awake Overnight Worker is responsible for creating and maintaining a comfortable and clean livingLegacy Manor environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitors Legacy Manor building during night hours and ensures safety.
  • Conducts safety and security checks inside of Legacy Manor building and communicates with security personnel regarding monitoring outside safety issues on the premises and the perimeters of Legacy Manor.
  • Responds to client emergency and crisis needs during the night as necessary and deals with behavioural issues as appropriate.
  • Maintains accurate reports with regard to residents and ensure that all appropriate documentation is correct and complete.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of internal fire regulations and procedures, and other emergency procedures.
  • May be involved in meal preparation and maintaining the food inventory.
  • Performs light housekeeping duties ensuring a safe, clean hygienic environment for all.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • A 2 year Diploma in related field plus one year previous work experience in a residential environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Addictions and mental health experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of women with complex needs and the government services they interact with.

JOB REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Excellent English communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understanding of crisis management, risk assessment, trauma and gender-informed practice, and case management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software programs
  • Negative TB Test
  • Willingness to obtain Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR
  • Doctor’s Note of fitness required
  • Ability to obtain Criminal Record Check for children and vulnerable adults (local, provincial)
  • Applicants with a driver’s license are preferred
  • Satisfactory record of driver’s abstract

EFry actively promotes a program of employment equity and equal opportunity to ensure equal access to employment opportunity for all persons.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.

Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Abbotsford, BC (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)