Lookout Emergency Aid Society Shelter Resource Worker – Temporary #658 Temporary in Lower Mainland, BC

Lookout Emergency Aid Society

Branch Lower Mainland BC CA

Shelter Resource Worker – Temporary #658
Lower Mainland, BC

Refers guests to services, interviews and provides with the basic necessities ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all;…


POSITION: SHELTER RESOURCE WORKER – 1 Temporary Full-time – Yukon

(Position available immediately until incumbent returns).

SALARY: $19.14 per hours to start. Positions are covered by the Health Community Sector Collective Agreement (BCGEU).

PROBATIONARY/TRIAL PERIOD: Shall be 3 months/488 hours in length with reviews held at the mid and end point of the Period. Conditional on satisfactory service, the employee shall be confirmed in the position until the term ends. Unsatisfactory reviews shall end the employment.

HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK: Full-time position will work Tuesday through Saturday inclusive. Days of rest shall be consecutive. Shift times will be 23:59 to 07:59 hours. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Shelter Resource Workers are the front line staff working within a 24 hour, 7 day-a-week emergency shelter for adult homeless men and women who cope with a wide variety of problems (eg. mental illness, addictions, etc.) and have few if any housing options. The Shelter Resource Worker carries out a variety of duties related to the operation of the shelter including accepting referrals based on predetermined criteria, intaking and orienting guests, providing support that meets the needs of clients entering the shelter including but not limited to the provision of food, clothing and support towards the resolutions of issues that have rendered them homeless. The Shelter Resource Worker deals with the public, other service agencies and professionals involved in the support of the clientele.

JOB DUTIES: As posted, in brief; to provide support, supervision and aid to distressed/disoriented/disabled adults, to accept referrals; identify and share information on a variety of Lookout or external resources. Refers guests to services, interviews and provides with the basic necessities ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all; complete the required paper work to do above; maintain statistical data; support tenants/volunteers/anyone coming for assistance, and aid in the training/upgrading of staff including casuals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Grade 12 plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must have current Standard First Aid Certificate, Crisis Intervention Skills training an asset. Demonstrated knowledge/familiarity with related resources such as Mental Health System, Welfare System, and Addiction Support organizations. Demonstrated suitability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated physical/mental ability to perform the duties of the job. Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively. Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated ability to provide work direction and to understand and maintain client/worker boundaries. A minimum of two years sobriety is required if substance misuse a past problem. The job functions require a reasonably high degree of confidentiality and concentrated mental and written attention. Limited external work may occur. The job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors. Use of an automobile may at times be useful. This position is team oriented.

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours, October 6th, 2015. All applicants are to fill out an Application for Employment form at http://lookoutsociety.ca/application-for-employment and submit with resume. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-09-23
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