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Support Worker Overnight Shelter for Lift Community Services


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Position:Support Worker Overnight Shelter
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2023-Feb-15
Salary or Wage:$22.65 per hour
Full or Part Time:Full Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP
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- Related diploma or degree preferred or minimum Grade 12, plus two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Passion for ending homelessness and caring for complex people in lieu of formal experience will be considered
- Lived experience with Substance Use Disorders is welcome. Preference is given to those in long term, abstinence-based recovery, because we work closely with clients using a harm reduction approach to substance use
- Crisis Intervention Skills Training
- Current First Aid and CPR
- Naloxone Training will be refreshed/provided as needed

Duties and Responsibilities

- Prepare intake and discharge of guests to and from the overnight shelter
- Support clients with safety and goal planning, crisis prevention and response and substance use harm reduction as needed
- Support clients with laundry, orientation, immediate needs
- Build and maintain a network of positive working relationships with other team members and the people we serve
- Complete necessary documentation, filling, record keeping and communicate the information recorded to other team members.
- Communicate shelter expectations and rules to clients and visitors
- Establish and maintain site boundaries
- Support overdose and medical emergency response

Additional Details

Job Type: Full-Time, until March 31, 2023, with possibility of extension
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