JOB TITLE: Bridge Housing Overnight Safety Liaison
REPORTS TO: Team Lead, Housing Department
HOURLY RANGE: $22.40-$26.36/hour
HOURS: 37.5 hours weekly, 2200-0800hrs
JOB ID: 20-079BSCS
“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”
Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.
“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-vision, please consider joining our team.
This is a temporary position until March 2, 2021 with a possibility of extension.
This program is designed to connect individuals sleeping rough to safe, secure and accessible bridge housing options, namely motels/hotels, and to support them for the duration of their stay. This position will work to ensure a safe living environment by monitoring building activity and de-escalating conflicts as needed.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Ensure participants are aware of and understand building House Rules
· Conduct risk and needs assessments and use safety planning to minimize the harm to program participants
· Use non-violent crisis intervention techniques to de-escalate potentially dangerous situations
· Document daily occurrences
· Deliver services in accordance with organization policy and procedures
· Ensure cleanliness of facility
· Communicate pertinent information to supervisor and other staff as necessary
Diploma or Degree in Human Services field. Candidates without a degree but who have post-secondary education and relevant and related experience will also be considered.
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
· Must have excellent boundaries
· Mental resiliency is key
· Great attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
· Works with initiative, commitment and enthusiasm
· Ability to solve problems with clients quickly, creatively and ethically
· Proven ability to work in a respectful and person centered manner
· Able to communicate effectively and have excellent written and oral communication skills
· Able to plan and make decisions in a timely, organized and appropriate manner
· Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
· Knowledge of evidence based practices, harm reduction principles, motivational interviewing skills and cognitive behavioral techniques.
· Understanding and appreciation of the history of Canada’s Indigenous people, and their culture
· Experience of networking with a range of partners and stakeholders
· Local travel on behalf of clients and the agency is required and a valid class 5 license and reliable vehicle are required
· Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case)
Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include 20-079BSCS Bridge Housing Overnight Safety Liaison in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.
Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.
Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.
Pronouns might be:
And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves
At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.