Posting Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Posting ID: 061
Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of a Community Care Worker for a Winter Response Program. The primary role of the Community Care Worker will be to provide a safe, supportive environment for community members who have been experiencing homelessness. You will be responsible for communicating with other agencies, maintaining confidentiality of all participants and documents of the Atlohsa Winter Response program and will work in a fast-paced team environment. This position will require working shifts that consist of day time, afternoon and overnight hours. Candidates must be willing and able to commit to being called in on short notice if the need shall arise.
Role and Responsibility
Using a wholistic Indigenous-led approach to principles of Harm Reduction and Housing First, the successful applicant will offer compassionate and assertive care and support to community members who may be experiencing homelessness, social stigma, mental health imbalance and substance use. The Community Care Worker will be responsible for assessment and intake of community members in need of temporary housing. The Community Care Worker will address and access the immediate comfort and need of individuals accessing temporary housing. This may include providing lay counselling and proactively intervening when crisis or conflict arises; which may include aggressive or disruptive in the moment behavior due to substance use and or mental health challenges. The Community Care Worker will liaison with other social service agencies, record accurate and detailed shift notes and must be able to provide clear, concise objective communication regarding community members being supported in Winter Response Temporary housing. The Community Care Worker will work to ensure that Atlohsa Family Healing Services is a safe space for all community members accessing services and programming by referring community members to more appropriate locations if the need shall arise.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the languages, traditional ways, history andcultures of the Indigenous population in the London region
Current knowledge of Indigenous community services and resources
College or university education in social services is an asset but not necessary
Experience working with marginalized individuals
Demonstrated ability to receive training support, supervision and direction
Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, crisis intervention, groupdynamics, community development and other innovative approaches
Ability to contribute to a culturally safe space with an awareness of its impact on practice
Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements)
Excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competingworkloads demands in fast paced environment
Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability tointeract with others in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct
Current Vulnerable Sector check required
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full-time, part-time, and casual relief contract positions to March 31, 2022
CLOSING DATE: Until all positions are filled
REMUNERATION: Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications
Individuals of Indigenous Ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. Atlohsa supports diversity in all its various manifestations, however, preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.
Please submit a cover letter and resume or referral to: Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
2212 Elm Ave Southwold, ON N0L 2G0 Tel No. 519-438-0068 | Fax No.: 519-438-0070 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Job Description Available Upon Request. We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.