Casual Support Worker
Victoria Cool Aid Society
Victoria BC, CA
6d ago

This is a great opportunity to join an organization that is committed to ending homelessness and improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our community.

The role will allow you to learn about how housing supports work in practical terms, and will enable you to develop the skills required to work effectively with our clients.

You will be able to adapt your approach to suit a variety of situations and individuals. We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest in working with clients that may have been vulnerably housed in the past.

This position is perfect for someone that wants the flexibility of making their own schedule and working at different locations.

This position provides a variety of services. In shelters, these will include registering, orienting, accepting referrals, and providing supports and advocacy to clients who are homeless.

You will interact with other service agencies and professionals in support of the client needs. In housing, duties include case management, assessment, life skills development, problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis intervention.

To succeed, you will have an excellent understanding of the issues faced by people who may be experiencing homelessness or who are vulnerably housed.

You will also have a sound understanding of the support needs of people with low incomes. Above all we are looking for a motivated, committed individual who has a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.

Please note : The Casual Support Worker role will require the successful applicant to be available for a minimum of two night shifts per month.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in a related Human or Social Services field.
  • At least one (1) year experience working in a related environment or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Experience in the community social services sector with working knowledge of community support agencies and resources.
  • Requirements

  • Emergency First Aid with CPR Level C.
  • Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Record Check.
  • Job Information

  • Hourly Wage Rate $24.23 $26.91
  • The above wage can include the below hourly wage premiums depending on availability and shift scheduled :
  • An additional $2.00 per hour worked shift premium for for all regular time shifts that cross midnight.
  • Plus a $1.00 per hour worked shift premium for shifts worked exclusively at Rock Bay Landing or The Lodge.
  • Plus 10.2% in lieu.
  • Work Locations : Various.
  • Work Days & Shift Times As needed and dependent on your availability.
  • Total Weekly Hours Vary.
  • Union BCGEU.
  • Portability

    Candidate upon hire may be eligible to transfer the hours worked with other Community Social Services Agencies under the Retention and Portability memorandum.

    Some restrictions may apply.

    As of November 1, 2021, Cool Aid requires that all its staff are fully vaccinated (7 days past their second dose of vaccine) against COVID-19.

    If you are offered employment, it will be contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to your first day of employment.

    If proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

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