Community Drop-in Worker

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The Salvation Army Weetamah Corps
Published
February 16, 2021
Location
Winnipeg, Canada
Category
Prairie  
Job Type
Salary
$13.04 - $16.30 per hour
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
E-mail: brian.dueck@salvationarmy.ca - Attention: Lieutenant Brian Dueck
Closing date
February 19, 2021

Description

The Community Drop-in Worker position exists to support the operation of Weetamah’s Daytime Community Drop-in, which has been implemented on a temporary basis in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With support from this position, a safe space with various services (food, washrooms, space to rest, books, movies, etc.) will be provided to the community experiencing homelessness.

This is a temporary part-time position at 22.5 hours per week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the operation of the Daytime Drop-in space in the Weetamah gym alongside other staff/volunteers, including serving snacks, cleaning tables/chairs, screening individuals for COVID-19 upon entry and referring individuals to other services at Weetamah or the surrounding area
  • Follow safety measures and ensures drop-in participants are following safety measures, including social distancing and other COVID-related protocols
  • Fill out a daily log sheet regarding any points to note throughout the day, and completes incident reports when necessary
  • Take note of any food/cleaning supplies that are running low and needing to be replenished
  • Communicate with security should any incidents arise

Qualifications

Education:

  • Completed High School

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

  • Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Adult and Child Abuse Registry Checks
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, First Aid and CPR certification would be an asset

Experience:

  • Previous experience in working with populations experiencing homelessness
  • Social work background would be an asset

Skills Required:

  • Ability to deal with high stress situations
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Good organizational skills
  • Strong verbal communication and conflict mediation skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Familiarity with COVID-related protocols and confidence in enforcing safety measures
  • Moderate physical dexterity required, including an ability to stand for prolonged periods as well as an ability to safely lift up to 20lbs
  • Ability to multi-task and work well in a fast-paced setting

Responsibility for Human Resources:

  • This position has no staff directly reporting to it but does give some direction to volunteers or supporting staff from outside organizations to ensure the cohesive operation of the drop-in and/or computer lab
  • This position may be responsible to provide a brief written report at the end of a day to the Corps Officer

Work Environment:

  • Working environment is often in a fast-paced setting that requires an ability to multitask
  • Incumbent may be required to be on their feet for prolonged periods
  • Incumbent may encounter the following disagreeable working conditions: dealing with angry/intoxicated people, exposure to verbal abuse and disinfecting dirty tables and chairs
  • Incumbent may be exposed to germs when sanitizing tables and chairs

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