Youth Housing First Support Worker

A Way Home Kamloops - Kamloops, BC (30+ days ago)

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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.

Katherine McParland

Executive Director

Phone: 250-320-7837

653 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual

Salary: $19.00 /hour