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Support Worker - Shelter/ Temporary for Lift Community Services


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Position:Support Worker - Shelter/ Temporary
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2023-Mar-28
Salary or Wage:$22.65/hr
Full or Part Time:Part Time
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP


- Understands the concept of “barriers” to housing, and systemic issues that contribute to homelessness
- Understands the needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders
- Knowledge of local community-based services for mental health and substance use
- Familiar with common health issues, and knows when a health issue is an emergency
- Maintains a basic awareness and understanding of “street culture”
- A basic understanding of harm reduction practice
- 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

- Temporary till 30th of April
- 8a-8p, Sunday, Monday Tuesdays, with alternating Wednesdays


WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.