Support Worker

John Howard Society Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (10 months ago)

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Part Time Support Worker

Community Residential Facility

***Male-Designated Position***

***Successful candidates will be scheduled to work shifts during evenings, overnights, weekends and statutory holidays***

These positions are also considered on-call or filling in for full-time employees with illness or request leave. Sometimes requests for leave occur with little notice, therefore being available to respond promptly to a request to fill a shift is essential

Title: Support Worker

Employer: John Howard Society of Ottawa

Department: Adult Justice Services

Reports to: Residential Coordinator

Location(s): Community Residential Facilities located within the Ottawa area

Job Term: Permanent – Part Time

Salary: $16.07 / hour

Hours: Shift work; evenings, overnights, weekend and statutory holiday available is a requirement

Closing Date: Ongoing Recruitment

We sincerely thank all applicants who express interest in this position, though only those selected for an interview will be contacted

The John Howard Society of Ottawa is committed to reflecting and responding to the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is seeking that diversity in applicants for this position

Agency Background:
The John Howard Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit, charitable organization committed to providing a broad range of evidence-based and outcome-driven community services throughout the Ottawa area. Our organization has a strong history of helping individuals, and families, who are at risk of, or have come into, conflict with the law. Our work includes the provision of prevention and intervention services, as well as advocacy, public education, and community partnerships.

Our diverse client group includes youth and adults, males and females, from a wide cross section of social, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds representative of our broader community.

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Residential Coordinator, the Part Time Support Worker will perform various tasks related to building maintenance, activity monitoring, program duties and general support to the residents.

Qualifications:
Education:
University Degree/College Diploma in the social science OR working towards completion of one

Language:
Fluency in English. Fluency in French will be considered an asset as well as other languages

Additional Requirements:
The Community Residential Facilities within the John Howard Society of Ottawa support male, federal offenders. Therefore, given the nature of the client group, all CRF Support Worker positions are identified as male-designated positions
Clear Criminal Reference Check required prior to employment
Able to pass required Government security clearance (Reliable Status)
Regular access to a vehicle is an asset

Training Opportunities:
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Crisis Prevention Training – Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
Understanding & Managing Aggressive Behaviour Training (UMAB)
Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)
First Aid & CPR

Program Level Responsibilities:
Ensure a comprehensive understanding of CRF Operations Manual
Understand the role/responsibilities of a Residential Coordinator, Clinical Supervisor and Case Management Team and how they interrelate
Promote residents successfully resolving conflict after hours while maintaining client and staff safety
To have a firm grasp in the procedural guidelines for determining when the CRF on-call worker would be required and appropriate
Attend supervision and team meetings as necessary
Other duties which may be identified by the Residential Coordinator or Caseworkers. This can include but is not limited to:
Escorting residents within the community for professional appointments and basic necessities; groceries, hygiene, shopping
Conduct Urinalysis Testing when required

Maintenance/Cleaning Responsibilities:
Complete tasks in accordance with posted cleaning schedule
Assist in keeping all common areas within the residence clean, including hallways, stairwells, laundry rooms, bathrooms and offices
Prepare apartments for occupancy
Cleaning after apartments have been vacated by existing residents, possible packing, labelling and storing resident’s belongings

Building/Activity Monitoring:
In accordance with established guidelines, it will be necessary to record information associated with the client(s) interactions, interactions with Police Officers, Parole Supervisors and National Duty Officer or with the Support Worker’s response to various situations
Monitor the building in accordance with the safety policy

Disclaimer: This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.