Program: Residential Services
Compensation: $18.15/hour + $0.50 shift premium between 12:00am-8:00am + EAP
Status: Casual (no guaranteed hours aside from initial training and mandatory shifts listed below). Additional hours pending opportunity)
Location: Kelowna, BC – New Gate
Shift Schedule: Training start date: Week of January 27th. Must be available for specific overnight shifts of 12am to 8am for Feb 3-7 & 10-14; Shifts offered thereafter may vary, but standard shifts include: 8:00am -4:00pm, 4:00pm-12:00am 12:00am-8:00am, etc. May include a combination of weekdays, weekends, daytime, evenings and stat holidays
John Howard Society of Okanagan & Kootenay (JHSOK) is one of 8 John Howard Societies in BC and 61 across Canada that, while independent charitable organizations, share the same mandate. We have operated in the Okanagan for more than 60 years and are known for offering a wide range of innovative services within the fields of community justice, social services, health and safety, and public interest issues.
Our mission is: “Safe, healthy and inclusive communities in the Okanagan & Kootenay region and that we are the trusted voice on social and criminal justice issues in our region.” Guided by evidence informed practices, a harm reduction lens, and a person-centered approach, we are able to support people from assorted circumstances and needs including, but not limited to, homelessness, mental illness, addiction and developmental disabilities.
Assists clients to live successfully in a residential setting through which a harm reduction approach is utilized, as it is our focus to keep people safe, minimize death, disease and injury associated with higher risk behaviour. Ensures that client’s physical, emotional, social, educational, and medical needs are met. Assists clients to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life-skills.
*Other duties within the scope of work as assigned by the Director
What We Offer
DIVERSITY & ACCOMMODATION: We serve a diverse group of people and encourage our staff to embrace these diversities. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people of diverse backgrounds, identification and cultures to apply. We also support candidates of diverse abilities and support accommodation throughout the hiring process, as requested and required by the applicant.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply with cover letter and resume stating the position they are interested in.
While we thank all those who apply, only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.
To learn more about JHSOK, please visit: https://johnhowardbc.ca/okanagan-kootenay/
Job Type: Casual
Salary: $18.15 to $18.65 /hour