JOB SUMMARY The primary job of the Youth Housing First Support Worker is to provide a supportive housing environment for youth residing in Safe Suites. This position is responsible for providing support services and helping youth develop life-skills that will support a healthy transition to adulthood.
PROGRAM SITE The Safe Suites program is an exciting new community housing program that will support six youth ages 18-25 to exit homelessness through a supportive environment. Staff will support youth to stabilize, establish life-skills and get connected to community to support a healthy transition to adulthood and permanent housing.
QUALIFICATIONS Post-secondary education in the areas of social work, human services or a related field. Proven three years experience working with youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Experience in supportive housing, or supporting youth with mental health or substance use issues in a case management role is an asset. Demonstrated ability to work as a team and work with diverse populations. Strong conflict resolution and crisis management skills. Demonstrated youth engagement and communication skills. Training requirements include: First Aid/CPR-C, Food Safe, Safe Talk or ASIST, Opioid Overdose Response Training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or Mental Health First Aid. Lived expertise of homelessness and/or Indigenous heritage are key assets. A clear Criminal Record Check for work with vulnerable populations.
RESPONSIBILITIES Provide Support to Youth & Facilitate Life Skills Development Supervise Youth in a Communal Supportive Housing Environment Provide Crisis Prevention & Response Maintain Safe Suites Housing Upkeep Complete Documentation & Communication
CLOSING DATE All interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume by email or in person by November 8, 2019.
653 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: $19.00 /hour