Tennant Support Worker

Lake Country Health Planning Society - Lake Country, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Description: Tennant Support Worker

Job Closing: November 1, 2019

Lake Country Health Planning Society is a charitable nonprofit organization working to bring health and wellness services to the community.
Status: Up to 20 hours/week. Weekend & Evenings.
Purpose and Function:

To provide life skills services to Program Participants who are at-risk of homelessness in our community. Promote/mentor healthy, independent living skills to Program Participants in order for them to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. Service delivery is based on a client-centred, non-judgmental perspective.
Specific Responsibilities:

  • Encourage and support Program Participants to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional/practical support and training as appropriate. Contribute to the protection of Program Participants from abuse, and support Participants when they are in distress.
  • Work closely with community partners.
  • When necessary, be trained to be the first to respond to an overdose situation with on the spot overdose response and support; work calmly and together with your team, paramedics and police in crisis situations.
  • Assist with completing room checks.
  • Help maintain a clean and organized workspace by doing light housekeeping in the office space.
  • Monitor and move community members along who are loitering in and around the property.
  • Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Assist team with maintaining a daily log, medication log/prescriptions (ensure record book is updated, all meds accounted for and follow-ups on prescriptions to ensure medication is up-to-date).
  • Complete move-in/move-out paperwork as required by LCHPS under supervision from the Supportive Housing Coordinator.
  • Maintain complete documentation, statistics and records in files.
  • Document all Critical Incidents and report them to the SHC and ED.
  • Assist team with required verbal and written reports, case notes, letters, memoranda, and year-end reports.

Qualifications and Suitability:

Bachelor of Social Work, Human Service Diploma or equivalent and/or experience with mental health/addiction and homelessness issues. Ability to work as a team member in a case management setting involving multi-agency support. Understands and maintains clientele/worker boundaries. Strong working knowledge of community resources. Excellent communication, writing, documentation and organizational skills. Must pass a criminal record check for the vulnerable sector and reference screening. VAT (Vulnerability Assessment Tool) training an asset. Mental Health First Aid, Trauma-Informed Practice and ASSIST Training an asset. Level 1 First Aid required. Must have access to the vehicle in good working condition and possess a valid driver's license with relevant insurance in order to transport clients. HIFIS training an asset; As clients are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet-friendly environment.

Reference ID: 2019-003

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


  • Support Care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Lake Country, BC (Preferred)