Transition House Support Worker

Position: Transition House Support Worker

Term : Casual On Call

POSITION SUMMARY:

The support worker’s role is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Aboriginal women and children fleeing violence.  Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve. 

REPORTS TO: Spirit Lodge Supervisor

KEY RESPONSBILITIES

Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society

  • Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
  • Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing
  • Light cleaning duties

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post Secondary Degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with children of various ages
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theory and technique relevant to working with children and youth
  • Experience working with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Aboriginals in Canada 
  • Ability to articulate historical trauma
  • Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
  • Criminal Record Check clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license (vehicle an asset) must provide a driver’s abstract
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Food Safe Certificate

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Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at reception@hsls.ca

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

   Closing Date: Until Position Filled

2018-02-08T11:56:01+00:00