Residential Care Worker - Family Shelter

Salvation Army Winnipeg Centre of Hope - Winnipeg, MB (30+ days ago)

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RESIDENTIAL CARE WORKERS August 2019

SonRise Family Shelter – CASUAL ON CALL POSITION

$13.88 per hour

JOB PURPOSE:

The Residential Care Worker provides a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors.

Characteristic Job Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristics:

  • Monitors the activities of the clients/residents and maintains availability for personal, practical and morale support; may include safe storage and recording of prescribed medications
  • Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports
  • Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (IE: Welfare, police, urgent situations)
  • Coordinates client care relating to security issues; may be directly involved in taking random urinalysis, as well as breathalyzer tests with clients, doing bed checks, ensures adherence to check in times and curfews
  • May carry out inspection/security checks of property and grounds in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of clients’ understanding of rules, ensures ongoing enforcement of policies, which may include client discipline
  • May handle finances relating to room rentals and meal tickets, receipting of same
  • May serve as reception for shelter
  • May prepare or provide simple meals for clients/residents
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Note: Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties

The above responsibilities must be discharged in accordance with The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement, in a professional manner, exemplifying Christian standards of conduct.

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL ATTAINED:

The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus specialized courses of up to six months (Addictions facilities.)

Note: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable

** Experience working with families and children an asset

SPECIAL LICENSES, DIPLOMAS, CERTIFICATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS:

The successful applicant will hold/have:

Knowledge of Family Related Resources

Knowledge of child sensitive Interventions

Knowledge of Complex Trauma

See Precautionary Measures

MINIMUM PRIOR RELATED EXPERIENCE:

The incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

More than three months but less than one year of prior related experience, including experience with frontline work in a social services setting

PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED:

The performance of the job requires moderate amounts of keyboarding, and performing walk abouts

CONCENTRATION REQUIRED:

The performance of the job requires continuously monitoring the environment, monitoring security cameras and attentiveness when interacting with clients and recording information

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

The incumbent is involved in minor financial matters regularly or on a relief basis or has responsibility for the wise us of his/her own resources. He/She may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash. The incumbent has very little input into the annual budget.

HUMAN RESOURCES:

The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only. He/She may demonstrate work methods to new employees, volunteers and or students

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dealing with angry people
  • Abusive People
  • Verbal abuse
  • Isolation
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle
  • The incumbent may have little to no travel required
  • The incumbent carries a pager/walkie talkie and will work shifts

Exposures to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Sharp objects
  • Other dangerous situations

Added by Winnipeg Centre of Hope

  • Potential of physical, verbal and mental abuse within workplace (by participants)
  • Potential of exposure to infectious diseases
  • Potential of exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Potential of exposure to bodily fluids (human waste)
  • Potential of sharp and moving objects
  • Potential of pressures of timelines
  • Potential of objects falling off high shelving
  • Potential of slippery or wet surfaces
  • Potential of exposure to odors
  • Potential of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

Precautionary measures:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal precautions
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Police Record Check
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

Added by Winnipeg Centre of Hope

  • WHMIS Training
  • Adult Abuse Registry Check
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Driver’s Abstract
  • Use of protective gloves & protective masks (as needed)

Job Type: Casual

Salary: $13.88 /hour

Education:

  • Secondary School (Required)

Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB (Required)

Licence:

  • Criminal Record Check (Required)
  • Child Abuse Check (Required)
  • First Aid & CPR (Required)
  • NVCI (Required)
  • Adult Abuse Check (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)