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Pregnancy Support Worker


JOB TITLE: SUPPORT WORKER

REPORTS TO: Morgan Chalifoux

HOURLY RANGE: $20.32-$23.91

HOURS: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm


*This is a temporary 6-month position with the possibility of extension*


“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-history, please consider joining our team.


This position comes with a comprehensive dental, health and drug benefits package, three weeks of annual vacation, and numerous professional development and training opportunities.


Job Purpose:


KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Do outreach at Boyle McCauley Health Centre, Boyle Street Community Services, on foot outreach, and van as well as other sites as directed.

· Participate in street outreach and provide on-site resource support at various agencies.

· Utilize a variety of outreach methods to reach isolated members of the target population.

· Be actively involved in program components and activities, such as organizing hospital tours, pregnancy drop-in, etc.

· Contribute to the care and maintenance of the van.

· Participate in evaluation efforts.

· Provide orientation, supervision, support and evaluative feedback regarding student placements, Fine option volunteers, ridealongs, and community volunteers.

· Participate in committees, both within and outside the program. Share information with other team members.

· Participate in team meetings

· In co-operation with nurse and Social Worker, liase with community agencies with a view of encouraging their increased support for target populations and service delivery.

· Link with agencies and organizations

· Develop promotional material

· Develop educational resources including print materials.

· Provide crisis intervention as needed

· Work with other staff to ensure that health education and counselling is available in ways that are relevant to the users of the service

· Assist and support service users to obtain basic needs (income, food, shelter, transportation, legal and medical services)

· Case management – assess client needs and develop a mutual service plan

· Engage in risk reduction counselling with women and families who use the service

· Advocate on behalf of clients as required, supports individual to be a self-advocate and to use natural advocates as appropriate

· Access natural support networks, which exist to build support for the target population and support their behaviour change

· Perform fetal heart rates, weights, fundal heights, kick counts and other basic health monitoring functions

· Provide manager with monthly reports, hours, expense claims etc.

· Develop ability to operate computer at a basic level

· Maintain records and statistical information

· Monitor and order supplies

· Maintain communication with other members of the team

· Any other duty as directed by the program manager


Qualifications:

Education:

· Experience working with people and communities who face poverty and addictions. Knowledge of injection drug use, and sex trade work. Knowledge of harm reduction, and health promotion theory and practice. Knowledge of community resources used by target population

· Documented proof of a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Welfare Information System check

· Valid standard First Aid Certificate

· Training in suicide prevention and non-violent crisis intervention

· If personal history includes addictions, must have been clean and sober for at least 1 year


Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

· Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever changing environment

· Must have excellent boundaries

· Mental resiliency is key


Experience:

· Experience working with people and communities who face poverty and addictions.

· Knowledge of injection drug use, and sex trade work. Knowledge of harm reduction, and health promotion theory and practice. Knowledge of community resources used by target population

· Criminal Record and Child and Youth Information Systems check are required by the successful applicant prior to work commencement (results will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

· Valid Standard First Aid Certificate

· Valid (non-GDL) Driver’s License and access to a vehicle

· Training in suicide prevention and non-violent crisis intervention

· If personal history includes addictions, stability is required and is expected to be maintained


Location of work:

Different work locations with-in city limits, Cohort systems possibly other harm reduction sites, working from home locations, BMHC, Boyle Street Community services, BMHC


Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found


*This is a temporary 6-month position with the possibility of extension*


To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@boylestreet.org. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position and include Pregnancy Support Worker in the subject line.


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:

She/Her/Hers

He/Him/His

They/Them/Theirs

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.

Boyle Street Community Services, 2021

Community Centre Reception:
(780) 424-4106

Community Centre
10116-105 Avenue

Edmonton, AB T5H 0K2

ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan),

Treaty 6 Territory

 

Charitable Registration no.: 118814391 RR0001

​Boyle Street Community Services is the trade name of The Boyle Street Service Society, an Alberta society and a registered charity.