Overnight Care Aid Residential Support Worker

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

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Position : Overnight Care Aid Residential Support Worker

Closing Date : Open until filled

Type : Relief

Location : Abbotsford

Nature of Work : Overnight & Weekend blended options available

Posting #1 : 2303-092019

We are a human rights and social services charitable not-for-profit agency for women, girls, and children affected by the justice system.

EFry is committed to the belief that people are willing and able to take responsibility for their own lives if provided with the resources, opportunities and skills to do so. We value working together with others who are committed to equality, fairness, and opportunity for those we serve.

Firth Residence in Abbotsford provides detox and 30 day stabilization for women, and transitional housing and support services for women on their own or with children. Clients receive case management and help developing long-term housing plans and accessing community resources.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Transitional housing & programming for women. Provides safe and supportive short-term housing, daily necessities, crisis intervention, programming and community referrals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To ensure safety and security of residents on a daily basis and provide support and assistance to clients upon entry and during their stay in the shelter. To facilitate women’s access to community resources.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • A Diploma in a related field plus 2 years’ experience in a similar environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Registered Care Aid Designation is desired
  • Proven knowledge related to addictions and mental health
  • Minimum one year previous experience in a residential environment preferably with addictions
  • Experience working in a licensed facility would be an asset
  • Knowledge of community resources

JOB REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Crisis intervention skills or training
  • TB Test, Food Safe Level 1 and Standard First Aid with CPR, and Dr’s Note of fitness required
  • Local Police search and Provincial Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Clearance required
  • Enhanced Security Screening required
  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Clear and current 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: Casual

Language:

  • English (Preferred)
  • French (Preferred)