NIMKII-NAABKAWAGAN FAMILY CRISIS SHELTER
Two (2) Crisis Worker Positions – RELIEF
Function: TO PROVIDE DIRECT SUPPORT TO THE CLIENTELE OF THE SHELTER AND TO THE COMMUNITY WITH KINDNESS AND WITHOUT JUDGEMENT.
CLIENT SUPPORT SERVICES:
- Receive and admit clients according to designated intake procedures.
- Maintain an effective communication tool and record of client activities to ensure effective service delivery by documenting information/observations which may affect client’s goals and/or health and safety.
- Communicate effectively with clients including active listening and problem-solving around barriers and/or recommend to the appropriate community resources to address clients’ needs.
- Assist women in identifying their needs, exploring options and resources; educating women on the issue of abuse and providing support to make decisions and formulate plans.
- Provide in-house orientation with new residents and oversee communal living requirements as well as facilitate meetings to assist residents with conflict resolution and clarification of house guidelines.
- Assesses and assists with clients’ primary and personal needs (medical attention, hygiene, food, clothing, etc.).
- Offer clients emotional support and empathy while maintaining professional boundaries.
- Performs security checks.
- Clean all areas as assigned on a regular basis as well as upon client discharge.
- Assist with inventory control.
- Report any necessary maintenance.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Report all health and safety concerns as required.
- Take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.
- Work in a healthy and safe manner. Provide First-Aid when needed.
- Practice self-care.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Available to work scheduled 12.25 hour shifts which include day shifts from 7:45am to 8pm and night shifts 7:45pm to 8am throughout the week. MUST BE WILLING TO PROVIDE COVERAGE ON SHORT NOTICE.
- Must be willing to undertake regular training and attend staff meetings.
- Post Secondary Education in Social Work or related field and at least 2 years direct service experience, preferably with families and groups OR equivalent combinations of education and experience; as well as extensive knowledge of violence against women issues and working with abused women and children.
- Ability to handle a crisis, work as part of a team, carry out independent decision making and handle several tasks simultaneously.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, community agencies and the public.
- Knowledge of various community service providers to effectively service clients.
- Willingness to learn and acquire new skills to maintain competency on the job, including skills related to office tasks, client care and professional development.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills. Proficient advocacy skills an asset.
- Possesses consistency and the ability to follow guidelines for documentation, such as those related to daily shift end reports, client notes and files.
- Previous experience with life skills such as cooking and cleaning is desirable.
- Knowledgeable about the culture and the significant characteristics of the social structure and relevant human services needs of Batchewana First Nation.
- Knowledgeable of the range of both contemporary and traditional methods of intervention, support and healing that are effective in promoting community, family and individual well-being.
- Familiar with common feminine health issues and is sensitive to cultural and ethnic teachings related to gender. Awareness of men’s issues and their role in the family.
- Previous experience or willingness to learn to implement and deliver programming related to clients’ needs on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting.
- Understanding of what confidentiality is as it pertains to a small community.
- Required to possess and maintain a moderate level of physical fitness.
- Valid Class G driver’s license.
- Batchewana First Nation member, however ALL APPLICATIONS will be considered.
NOTE: The successful applicant will be required to job shadow for a two week orientation period, at which time they will be provided with additional information and training regarding more detailed job duties with respect to client care, health and safety and employee standards. Contact the band office for a complete job description.
Please forward your cover letter, resume, current CPIC and at least (3) professional/work related reference letters in a sealed envelope, marked:
Attention: Crisis Worker Hiring Committee
Batchewana First Nation
236 Frontenac Street
Batchewana First Nation, P6A 6Z1
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, January 12, 2018 AT 4:30 PM.
Facsimiles will not be accepted. Only those granted an interview will be contacted.