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

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Agency receptionist duties:

  • Answers phone and/or in person inquiries and routes to appropriate staff members if required;
  • responsible for checking phone messages and changing message when needed; sorts and distributes incoming mail and prepares outgoing mail;
  • operates and is responsible for maintaining office equipment i.e. computers, printers, copiers and facsimile equipment; 
  • Maintaining petty cash fund;

Other support duties

  • Provides information to clients and visitors upon arrival;
  • assists with intake process; checks program requirement documentation for accuracy and completeness;

Support to management and programs

  • Performs word processing and typing support with regard to routine correspondence, meeting minutes, forms, etc. to Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff members;
  • May be required to use other related application software; provides support to Finance Controller as required;
  • maintains and updates agency’s website

Administrative duties

  • Establishes and maintains current and orderly filing systems, including agency payroll files;
  • Determines office supply needs and orders upon authorization from the Executive Director;
  •  May have the authority to negotiate purchase price and other materials when delegated.
  • Determines office supply needs and orders upon authorization from the Executive Director negotiate purchase price and other materials when delegated;
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Executive Director/Finance Controller and Board Support duties

  • Responsible for orientation packages for new employees and is responsible for providing agency orientation and necessary forms to the new employee;
  • Prepares Board Orientation Manuals;
  • Responsible for creating and updating and checking staff time sheets bi-weekly, and keeping track of employees’ annual leave and sick leave entitlements and balances;
  • Ensures all necessary documentation is placed on payroll files;
  • Responsible for distributing keys to new employees and retaining a key sign out sheet for all employees holding a front door key to the agency;
  • maintains keys for other offices in building; responsible for retrieving agency property from exiting employees and completing exit procedures; ensures office is tidied, clean and orderly; liaises with janitorial contractor for needed services;
  • Responsible for fire safety plans, evacuation procedures and fire drills etc., in accordance with the Agency Policies;
  • Maintain a current and up-to-date policy and procedures manual at front;
  • Ensures first aid certification is up-to-date at all times, ensures main office First-aid Kit is complete and accessible at all times;
  • Administers and maintains employee files and is required to update, maintain and review files as necessary. 
  • Report using the information in these files and, based on the reports, determines when steps should be taken to address related employment issues such as work performance, absenteeism rates.
  • Make recommendations for action including recommending training opportunities, letters of expectation and corrective action. 
  • Is the first point of contact for prospective employers for former and current employees and will provide employment references and letters confirming employment.
  • Conducts reference checks for prospective employees.
  • Drafts confidential employment-related letters
  • Assists employees with Health and Welfare benefit related questions, claims and forms.
  • Sign up employees with Health and Welfare Benefits and Municipal Pension Plan
  • Confidential operations-related information and files:
  • Attends Board meetings if requested to take minutes and provides confidential administrative support to Board members.
  • Collects, researches and prepares confidential information for use at Board meetings including budget reports, service delivery , program reports
  • Reviews and summarizes miscellaneous confidential reports and documents and will prepare background documents as necessary.  Based on the reports generated, may makes recommendations to management and the Board for action.
  • Arranges confidential meetings, schedules confidential appointments and makes travel arrangements for management and the Board.
  • Files and organizes confidential accounting documentation, including invoices, receipts, cheque stubs and bank statements.
  • Administers and maintains program information using client information database.
  • Runs reports using client information database and, based on the reports, determines when steps should be taken to address related employment issues including making recommendations for action including recommending training opportunities
  • Maintain all employee payroll files, ensuring correct documentation
  • Qualifications:

     

    Education, Training &                          Completion of Grade 12, plus completion of a program of

    Experience:                                           up to (1) year training in business or office administration.

    Two (2) years recent related experience. Or a combination of education, training and experience.

     

    Job Skills and Abilities:            i )     ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to deal effectively with others

    1. ability to work independently and to operate personal computer/application programs and other office equipment
    • good organization, time, and general management skills
    1. understanding of the dynamics, and ability to deal with and represent a non-profit organization in a positive and supportive fashion
    2. Understanding of the dynamics of working in a counseling and support agency where client confidentiality and respectful client service are paramount.
    3. Ability to foster positive relationships with other agency employees and volunteers, government officials, and external contacts.

     

    Additional Information:                     The ability to function independently, while managing multiple projects, tasks and deadlines is an ongoing expectation.

     

     

    Hours per week:  18 hours – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Wage: $18.00-$21.00

     

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