Employment Opportunities

The following postings are currently open:
NOTICE: JOB POSTING # WS1 POSITION: Emergency Shelter Worker

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POSITION: Emergency Shelter Worker (Grid 6- $18.22) Temporary 5 month position Full time/ Part time and casual staff to be hired.

 (as per the Collective Agreement)

Effective Date:  BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020, and training will happen immediately.

Job Summary:                                     

The Emergency Shelter Worker (ESW) reports to the Executive Director and Homeless Program Coordinator and works in accordance with the mission and vision of CDCSS.  ESWs are direct service staff working within a 24-hour, 7-days-a-week winter emergency shelter for homeless adults who struggle with a variety of issues such as homelessness, addictions, and mental health. The ESW provides intakes, orientation regarding house rules, schedules, workshops, and other services provided, and provides support for guests entering the shelter. The ESW will connect with CDCSS teammates, and public service agencies relevant to the needs of the shelter guests.

Reports to:  Executive Director and Homeless Program Coordinator, and works in accordance with the mission and vision of CDCSS.

JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

  1. Monitors residents through the night and attends to any medical and behavioral needs that arise during the night.
  2. Notifies supervisor of any major problems or emergencies. Responds to emergencies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  3. Ensures that residents follow shelter rules.
  4. Ensures that logbooks and other documentation such as incident reports are complete.
  5. Performs light housekeeping duties such as vacuuming, dusting, emptying garbage, cleaning and laundry. Performs minor building maintenance such as changing light bulbs. Reports maintenance needs to the supervisor.
  6. Secures the building by arming alarms and locking doors and windows.
  7. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCE:

Minimum Grade 12 education, plus 6 months of recent related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Familiarity with community resources; such as addiction, mental health, income assistance, and harm reduction

 

  • Ability to work independently or in a team setting
  • Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload

-Communication, writing, documentation, and organizational skills

  • Understands and maintains clientele/worker boundaries
  • Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
  • Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job-related equipment
  • A minimum of two (2) years of sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use
  • Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector required

 

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until October 23rd, 2020

JOBS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020, and training will happen immediately.

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED

This is a union position

Position: F/T and/or Casual Call in – Temporary
Location: Castlegar
How to apply:

Castlegar & District Community Services Society

Phone: 250-365-2104 Fax: 250-365-2154

Send Resumes to kristein.Johnson@cdcss.ca or info@cdcss.ca

NOTICE: JOB POSTING # WS2 POSITION: Shelter Residence Worker

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CASTLEGAR AND DISTRICT COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY (CDCSS)– THE WAY OUT WINTER SHELTER SERVICES (TWO)

NOTICE: JOB POSTING # WS2

POSITION: Shelter Residence Worker (Grid 10- $20.52) Temporary 5 month position Full time/ Part-time and casual staff to be hired.

 (as per the Collective Agreement)

HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK:

  • Shifts are hours in length
  • Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice

 JOB SUMMARY:

Assists residents to live successfully in TWO emergency shelters and residential programs. Ensures that clients’ physical, emotional, social, educational, medical needs are met. Assists residents to enhance quality of life with activities of daily living and the development of life skills.

Job Summary

Provides support, security, advocacy, information, education, crisis intervention and referrals to residents an

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Screens prospective residents for suitability prior to admission. Conducts intake interviews. Orients and assists residents to settle in the house.
  2. Assesses residents’ immediate needs and assists them to define and implement an action plan. Provides information to residents on resources available and recommends appropriate services.
  3. Monitors and ensures the safety and comfort of residents and the security of the facility. Facilitates resolution of conflicts between residents.
  4. Provides emotional support, encouragement, goal setting and problem-solving support to residents. Facilitates house and/or support group meetings.
  5. Liaises with other service agencies and professionals. Maintains current knowledge of issues and resources related to homelessness. Provides presentations and public awareness activities about services and issues of homelessness.
  6. Ensures housekeeping services such as laundry, housecleaning, grocery shopping, and maintaining supplies are completed. Orders supplies/groceries; performs minor maintenance.
  7. Provides crisis intervention and risk assessment for residents. Provides information, advocacy for, and assistance to residents.
  8. Maintains case notes, resident records, documents, forms, and statistical information.
  9. Orients and assigns duties to volunteers/practicum students.
  10. Accompanies and/or transports residents to outside services.
  11. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND KNOWLEDGE:

Diploma or certificate in a related human/social service field.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

One (1) year recent related experience.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until October 23rd, 2020

JOBS BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 1ST, 2020, and training will happen immediately.

ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED

This is a union position

Position:

F/T and/or Casual Call in – Temporary

Location:

Castlegar

How to apply:

Castlegar & District Community Services Society 

Phone: 250-365-2104 Fax: 250-365-2154

Send Resumes to kristein.Johnson@cdcss.ca or info@cdcss.ca 

 

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