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Fraser Region - Casual Peer Support Worker

Quibble Creek, 13670 94A Zvenue, SURREY, British Columbia, Canada Req #111
Thursday, September 7, 2023

RainCity Housing operates on the stolen, unceded, ancestral, traditional homelands of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əmSḵwx̱wú7mesh & səl̓ílwətaʔɬ Nations in so-called Vancouver, and the q̓íc̓əy̓​qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓kʷikʷəƛ̓əmSEMYOMEshíshálhˈstɔːloʊsc̓əwaθən məsteyəxʷ and qiqéyt, Nations in the so-called Lower Mainland.

ABOUT US RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.

 

DIVERSITY RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary
The Support Worker provides a range of supports, serving homeless/at risk individuals, many of whom are living with mental illness, substance use and/or HIV.  Using a strengths-based model, the Support Worker participates with tenants in the development and implementation of service plans, including: assessment; goal setting, achievement and review; resource acquisition; and monitoring in the areas of daily living, financial, vocational/educational, social supports, health, harm reduction, culture, recovery and leisure/recreational supports. The Support Worker works closely and collaboratively with other direct service staff, family, and external service providers, advocating for access and rights as needed. The Support Worker also provides daily support including medication administration, building security, crisis intervention, health and recreational groups and general problem solving.

Position Title: Support Worker – Peer Services
Job #: cas2023.378
Program: Various Peer Harm Reduction Sites in Fraser Region, Quibble Creek as Home Program
Union: BCGEU
Salary: $30.64/hour (BCGEU grid 34) + $2.50/hour as a premium for overnight shifts.
Type: Casual Relief.
Schedule: This is a casual relief position. Casuals will be called in to work to cover vacancies as they arise. Our programs run 24/7 365 days a year. We offer day, evening and over night shifts which are generally 8 hours in length.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Reports to: Manager Fraser Region, Peer & Harm Reduction Services

QUALIFICATIONS

Many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness; Minimum education and experience includes:

  • A Diploma in community social services
  • Two years of recent, related work experience with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services. Lived or living experience with mental health, substance use, sex work or homelessness is considered an asset.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification; Naloxone Certification

Key Skills and Abilities – for supporting people receiving our services.

  • Establish a dignifying and purposeful relationship with the client, contacting and getting to know the client as a unique individual, and clarifying the role of the PSS and client in the service planning process
  • Ability to identify and work to increase client strengths, including the use of hope inducing strategies and assisting the client in self-managing their illness and other aspects of their life
  • Informally teach harm reduction, life skills
  • Respond to problematic behaviour using an understanding of the behaviour’s context and function
  • Knowledge of the integrated concurrent disorders recovery model for working with chronically homeless individuals
  • Knowledge of mental health diagnoses, medications, treatment and support resources
  • Knowledge of the bio-psychosocial addictions model, including stages of change and harm reduction
  • Knowledge of diagnoses, treatment and support resources in the areas of substance use, physical health, HIV and Hepatitis C
  • Knowledge of the housing continuum, including supported housing systems and program models for special needs populations
  • Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization as related to chronically homeless individuals
  • Ability to effectively and safely resolve crisis situations
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to establish workload priorities, adjust to new or unexpected events, problem solve, and deal effectively with conflict situations
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position

Please submit both a cover letter and resume to apply, describing your suitability for this position.

Thank you to all applicants in advance for their interest. As part of the application process, you may be asked a short set of questions to provide further information about your experience and availability.

Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Quibble Creek, 13670 94A Zvenue, SURREY, British Columbia, Canada