Transitional Housing Program Worker

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The Salvation Army B.C. Grace Mansion
Published
November 19, 2020
Location
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$19.50/hour (probationary rate)
Competition #
014
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
masud.mahmoudiazar@salvationarmy.ca
Closing date
December 02, 2020
Street Address
596 E Hastings St

Description

Position Purpose Summary:

The Transitional Housing Program Worker will work with the Residents of Grace Mansion in all areas of personal development and growth, life skills, social and spiritual activities to enable the Resident to attain their full potential.

 

TERMS :  Permanent Full-time

HOURS : 40 hours/week

DAYS:  Saturday to Wednesday; 8:00am – 4:30pm  (Half hour unpaid meal break)

NO. OF VACANCIES :1

Responsibilities

The Transitional Housing Program Worker will:

 

  • Supervise/monitor actions and interactions of Residents during assigned shift.
  • Respond to all Resident questions/requests within framework of Centre Policies & Procedures.
  • Answer telephone and refer calls to appropriate person(s)
  • Admit visitors to Centre according to guidelines.
  • Research and develop knowledge of issues that relate to residents.  Development of resource information as relevant for residents.
  • Maintain confidentiality and keep accurate files and statistical records.  Specifics of administrative duties will vary with the different shifts.
  • Receive/ explain/ applications for potential residents, along with updating Wait list of applicants.
  • Assist with the intake process and departure process of residents.
  • Receive Residents rent and place funds in designated lockbox as per written protocol.
  • Maintain contact with Salvation Army, City and Provincial government and community agencies to co-ordinate activities and available resources for the benefit of the Centre and the Residents.
  • Initial response to emergency situations such as fire alarm, or other situations.
  • Respond and assist residents at times of physical/mental/emotional crisis situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This role is not gender-specific. We benefit from a diverse group of individuals on this team of Transitional Housing Program Workers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Duties require employee to work in Grace Mansion – an 84 room, four storey Residence located at 596 East Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver.  Responsibilities will involve working from a designated work station, but will also involve movement through the residential areas, and general building.  The employee may at times be subject to hazardous or disagreeable conditions in the performance of their duties.

Qualifications

Education/Certifications:

  • completed High School
  • Training/Certification in Addictions or Mental Health issues
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • WHMIS
  • Foodsafe Training

Experience:

  • Experience in working with Clients in a residential setting is preferred

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Universal precautions
  • Computer skills and training in Word & Excel
  • Fluent spoken and written English

OTHER CONDITIONS / REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful obtainment of the Criminal Record Review Act clearance to work with vulnerable adults through the Criminal Records Review Program
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry

Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Armatus Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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