Residential Worker

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Published
mai 13, 2022
Location
Charlottetown
Job Type
Casual  
Ministry Unit/Dept:
Charlottetown Community Church
Salary Range:
$17 per hour
Address:
Multiple locations in the Charlottetown area
Posting Expires:
May 27th, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Rae.Sherren@salvationarmy.ca

Description

The Residential Worker B provides a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

CHARACTERISTIC JOB DUTIES:

The incumbent is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic, or typical of the job class:

  • Monitors the activities of the clients/residents and maintains availability for personal, practical and morale support; may include providing safe storage and recording of prescribed medications
  • Accurately records day-to-day happenings using appropriate methods; maintains logbooks and completes occurrence reports
  • Liaises with referral sources and other external agencies as needed (e.g. welfare, police, parole, urgent situations)
  • Coordinates client care relating to security issues; may be directly involved in taking urine samples, doing bed checks, room/personal searches
  • May carry out inspection/security checks of property and grounds in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Handles the admission, orientation and evaluation of clients’ understanding of rules; ensures ongoing enforcement of policies, which may include client discipline
  • May serve as Receptionist for Shelter
  • May prepare or provide simple meals for clients/residents
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • NOTE: Not all incumbents perform all of the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL ATTAINED:

The successful job applicant will have completed high school, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months (Addictions Facilities).

NOTE: An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

SPECIAL LICENSES, DIPLOMAS, CERTIFICATIONS OR REQUIREMENTS:

The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Addiction Facility – Addictions Counselling Courses
  • **See Precautionary Measures**

The incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

More than three months but less than one year of prior related experience, including, experience with frontline work in a social services setting.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/DEXTERITY REQUIRED:

The performance of the job requires moderate amounts of keyboarding, and performing walk abouts.

CONCENTRATION REQUIRED:

The performance of the job requires continuously monitoring the environment, monitoring security cameras and attentiveness when interacting with clients and recording information.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES:

The incumbent’s responsibility for Financial Resources:

The incumbent is involved in minor financial matters regularly, or on a relief basis, or has responsibility for the wise use of his/her own resources. He/She be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash. The incumbent has very little input into the annual budget.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES:

The incumbent’s responsibility for Human Resources:

The incumbent is responsible for his/her own time and effort only. He/She may demonstrate work methods to new employees, volunteers and/or students.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The incumbent’s work environment is typically in a shelter and/or in treatment facilities.

The incumbent will work under the following disagreeable conditions:

  • Dealing with angry people
  • Abusive people
  • Verbal abuse
  • Isolation
  • Work schedule affecting lifestyle
  • The incumbent carries a pager/walkie talkie and will work shift.

EXPOSURE TO HAZARDS:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of minor to moderate injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Sharp objects
  • Other dangerous situations

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal precautions
  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Criminal Police Investigation Check (CPIC)
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:     Casual (on call basis with no guaranteed hours) - overnights required.

***Shifts can potentially be at either location: Bedford MacDonald House or Supportive Transitional Housing.

SALARY: The hourly wage for this position is $17 per hour.

CLOSING DATE:   May 27th, 2022

 

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Rae.Sherren@salvationarmy.ca

 

Please note any offer of employment will be conditional upon a criminal background check.

 

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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