JOB TITLE: Sakihta Kikinaw Weekend Support Worker
REPORTS TO: Housing Services Manager
HOURLY RANGE: $20.94/hour
HOURS: Saturdays and Sundays 8:00AM to 8:00PM
“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.
Sakihta Kikinaw is a flexible housing residence for female identifying individuals. The focus is to build a safe and healthy living space using harm reduction, relationship building, and community development philosophies to support tenants in finding long-term stable housing. The program fosters an environment rich with Indigenous culture; experience and/or knowledge in Indigenous teachings, ceremonies, and activities is an asset. Sakihta Kikinaw Support Worker will work under the direction of the Team Lead to provide a compassionate approach and active support in skill development and community engagement. This will include coaching, educating, and supporting participants in daily living skills, managing tenancy, and fostering a sense of community.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Foster a sense of neighborliness and build a sense of community within the building.
Develop schedules & activities, in conjunction with other staff, to provide or facilitate programing to bring people together and build stronger relationships.
Provide support to residents as needed and liaise with support workers as required.
Make connections and foster relationships with external stakeholders, organizations, & agencies to bring in programing and encourage volunteering and employment.
Support in facilitating cultural activities and ceremonies.
Review all logs, staff to staff communication, and shift expectations.
Manage and coordinate interior and exterior repairs, maintenance as required (both preventative and emergency maintenance).
Assess residents’ barriers and needs to assist, support, and advocate for them.
Coordinate referrals to other support services, that may include: mental health supports, addiction treatment, family doctors, income supports, budgeting and/or financial literacy, etc.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Team Lead, which may include: supervising students, organizing program events outside of regularly scheduled work hours, co-facilitating program meetings and/or resident meetings, etc.
Education: Post-secondary education in Human Services. Candidate without education but having a combination of post-secondary education and related experience will be considered.
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever-changing environment.
Must have excellent boundaries.
Mental resiliency is key.
An understanding of Indigenous cultures, histories, and ceremonies.
Able to solve problems quickly, creatively, and ethically with residents.
Proven ability to work in a respectful & client-centered manner.
Understands how to use de-escalation techniques.
Works with initiative, commitment, and enthusiasm.
Able to identify and maximize relevant opportunities.
Experience working with vulnerable people.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of poverty related issues, trends, and services particularly within, but not limited to the urban Indigenous population is essential.
Good working knowledge of Alberta Supports and other resources available within Edmonton.
Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)
Closing Date: Until a Suitable Candidate is Found
Please email your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Sakihta Kikinaw Weekend Support Worker 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.
And other 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.
The health and safety of our staff and community members is very important to us. Boyle Street Community Services strongly encourages all staff who are able to obtain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as defined by Alberta Health Services. Employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 may be subject to regular testing requirements at personal expense. Full vaccination may be a requirement for certain positions due to role, site or partnership requirements.