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On-Call Support Worker

On-Call Support Worker

Company: The Mustard Seed
Location/Address:
Kamloops
Kamloops, British Columbia

Position Description

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services— food, clothing and housing, and support services—education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta and British Columbia.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Men’s Recovery Program Supervisor, the On-call Support Worker is responsible for providing relief and vacation coverage for regular overnight support staff.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the clients with their physical, social, emotional & spiritual needs in a manner that promotes the client’s right to dignity, independence and choice. See to it that the immediate basic and legitimate needs of residential clients are met
  • To ensure that tenants in the Men’s Recovery maintain a good standard of cleanliness  and complete assigned cleaning chores
  • Maintain a daily activity journal to report any key incidences, issues or concerns and read information entered by staff from previous shift. This also includes creating a report at the end of the shift; briefly detailing any relevant information encountered
  • Conduct security and safety measures  at start, mid and end of shift
  • Monitor and provide assistance to community groups, volunteers and organizations that participate in the daytime and evening outreach workshops, activities or programs by helping  with setup and take down
  • Medication distribution (if any) and providing support to clients’ commitment to appropriate and consistent taking of prescription medication
  • Perform cleaning duties
  • Participate in all staff training (e.g. First Aid, SafeTALK or ASSIST, Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, etc.) and attend meetings as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Diploma/certificate in Social Work, Psychology, Counselling and related fields
  • 1-year experience in social work or counseling preferred
  • Ministry background considered a strong asset
  • Must have good communication & interpersonal skills—develop good rapport with sensitivity to clients and their needs
  • Experience with working in a drug and alcohol recovery environment is an asset
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Ability to deal with crisis effectively and in a proactive manner
  • First Aid Certificate is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license would be an asset

Other Information

  • This is a relief/casual position with no guaranteed hours or shifts
  • On occasion will be required to complete on-call shifts for the Outreach Day Room when needed
  • Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status

Start date: once a suitable candidate is found

Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (https://themustardseedhr.wufoo.eu/forms/position-application-form/)

Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

Posted: December 13, 2018 | Expires: February 12, 2019
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 6199 ]