Position Title: LifeHouse Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter Case Workers
Report to: LifeHouse Coordinator
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, and Casual positions. One year terms with possibility of extension. Please indicate whether you are applying to a Full-time, Part-time, or Casual position when submitting a cover letter and resume.
Wage: $20.00 per hour
Shifts: Mornings, Days, Evenings, Overnights
The Case Worker position provides transitional housing for women and children and emergency shelter for single women. The shelter will offer temporary, short-term housing, while transitional housing will provide for longer term support, up to one,(1) year of safe, supportive housing.
Guests of LifeHouse will be engaged in a comprehensive Case Management process designed to provide wrap around services, mentoring support, and referrals to other community agencies and services for outreach services required.
Principle Responsibilities and Accountability:
- A Case Worker has the responsibility of working cooperatively with other staff to help create and maintain a safe and supportive environment for women and children aimed at promoting and maintaining the mission, mandate, vision, values, and policies of LifeHouse and the individuals it supports.
- Maintain and promote the well-being, uniqueness, and independence of each guest of LifeHouse.
- Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to guests of LifeHouse by listening to women and exhibiting sensitivity and concern when interacting with the guests
- Provide a supportive environment for women who are experiencing crisis in the areas of mental health, addictions, and other areas of family crisis.
- Maintain strict confidentiality of guest’s names and individuals who utilize LifeHouse services.
- Develop, implement, and follow the Individual Service Plan (ISP) developed through the Case Management Process, by providing LifeHouse guests with supportive and helpful interventions.
- Assist LifeHouse guests of daily living including, but not limited, to arranging appointment, transportation, accessing community outreach services, and financial support as needed
- Maintain safety and security by monitoring all aspects of the LifeHouse Policies and Procedures.
- Ensure the safety of the transitional housing and emergency shelter by completing security checks.
- Provide the LifeHouse Coordinator with information on potential problems and assist in development of solutions and/or innovative approaches to problems.
- Provides shelter residents with information, advocacy, and resources.
- Supervise and assist in the daily functions of the shelter, including meal preparation, chores, and work with residents to maintain a neat and clean environment.
- Assist guests of LifeHouse in orienting to communal living.
- May be required to stay and cover following shift in case of emergency, inclement weather, if next shift relief does not report to work and if unable to find coverage.
- May be required to work evenings or weekends as directed by LifeHouse Coordinator.
- Providing and maintaining adequate guests’ records and reports.
- Document crisis calls, intakes, evaluations, discharge, and other significant events.
- Enter end of shift report in logbook / HIFIS for coworker and supervisor review and follow up.
- Notify LifeHouse Coordinator of unusual cases, irregularities,
accidents, illnesses and required repairs.
- Attend regular staff meetings as required.
- Other duties and responsibilities as required/assigned.
- Keep informed of key government programs for eligibility and benefit of LifeHouse guests
- Interact with government department staff and other community agencies on behalf of LifeHouse guests.
- Develop and maintain a positive interaction with community agencies for the benefit of guests and LifeHouse.
- Participate in committee work as assigned/required.
Education and Training:
- Bachelor’s degree in social science or a community college diploma in social services or an equivalent acceptable to the employer.
- Knowledge of case management procedures and Individual Service Plan development for guests
- At least two years experience in the social service field.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Valid Driver’s License
- Valid CPR and First Aid Certificate
- Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check
- Comprehensive knowledge of community resources, programs and services.
- Ability to use numerous computer programs.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Knowledge of the dynamics and the impact of violence on women and children
- Ability to organize information on community resources and relate same to other staff members, LifeHouse guests, and the public.
- Ability to work overnight shift.
- Demonstrate organizational skills and abilities.
- Demonstrate initiative.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Ability to deal effectively with difficult situations in a calm and objective manner.
- Exercise responsible judgment.
- Possess critical thinking and decision-making skills.
- Ability to multi-task.
This is a non-unionized position
Application Deadline: 4PM, September 24th.
To apply: Email a cover letter and resume to:
*Please indicate whether you are applying for a Full-time, Part-time, or Casual position.
* Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.
Position Type: Breakfast & After School Programming Employee
Salary Range: $14.00 to $16.00 Based On Experience
Hours: 40 Hours Per Week / Monday-Friday / Mornings, Afternoons and Evenings Based On Programming!
Summary of Casual, On Call Position:
The BGC Summerside and BGC Wellington & Area are looking for candidates interested in a casual / on call employment. If you are interested in working in a fast-paced environment with the goal of providing our community’s children and youth a safe and fun place for them to learn and grow, as well as providing them with as many opportunities as possible to succeed, then you are encouraged to submit a resume today! With the increase of demand for programs as well as new initiatives, the BGC Summerside and the BGC Wellington & Area are looking for employees that are able to:
- Provide a safe and healthy environment for children to play, learn and grow in.
- Supervise a group of children and youth alongside co-workers.
- Organize and implement fun and safe activities that will meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of the children and youth in the program.
- Provide nutritious snacks to children and youth in the program.
- Ensure equipment and the facility is clean, well maintained and safe at all times.
- Be a positive guidance and a role model for our members.
- Perform independently as well as part of a team environment.
- Assist with fundraising responsibilities.
- Work a flex work schedule (weekdays, weeknights and weekends).
- Perform light maintenance (sweeping, taking out the garbage, wiping down counters etc.)
- Performing other related duties asked by the supervisor.
- Have the ability to develop and implement activities by collaborating with other employees in the department.
- Good decision-making skills.
- Good problem solving skills.
- Effective verbal and communications skills.
- Education and Experience in a related field will be taken into consideration.
- Have the ability to work well with co-workers.
- Courteous manners with the public.
- Punctual, meticulous and reliable.
- Have the ability to consistently show up on time daily.
Please send your resume to email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.