Evening Support Worker

Job Opportunity by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Job type: Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Evening Support Worker

Job Details:
Classification: Regular Fulltime
Hours: 35 hrs/wk. (4:00pm-12:00am.)
Rate: $38, 855 – $63, 372
Location: (Women’s Transition House)

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Supervisor of Transitional Housing, the Evening Support Worker will:

  • Provide a safe and secure setting by maintaining rules and expectations of the home.
  • Provide supervision, support, and education to residents and their children, particularly in the area of life skills and parenting development.
  • Assist residents on an individual basis with their goal setting, and provide ongoing support to each resident in reaching their goals.
  • Provide individual support such as crisis intervention, dispute resolution etc.
  • Provide group activities (circles) and other programming.
  • Address individual cultural needs of the residents.
  • Ensure residents are provided with the appropriate referrals for counselling, groups, classes etc.
  • Ensure that equipment, inventory and supplies are maintained and protected.
  • Provide written and verbal assessments on the resident’s readiness to participate in programs and activities.
  • Provide support to house case manager regarding information, referrals and follow-up services to residents.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files according to specified time lines and provide written reports.
  • Represent Native Child and Family Services of Toronto at community level.

    What we are looking for:

  • Post-Secondary diploma in the social service field from an accredited College or equivalent
  • Minimum of one (1) year direct experience in the social work field (preferably in a transitional/group home)
  • Pass a Vulnerable Sector Police Record check
  • Current CPR and First-Aid certification or willing to complete prior to commencement of employment.
  • A valid (G) class Driver’s License would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of internal and external resources available for Aboriginal people with respect to issues such as homelessness, addictions and mental health.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and dispute resolution techniques.
  • Understanding of systemic barriers faced by Aboriginal youth and ability to advocate within systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; organizational skills; initiative, and respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of workplace Health and Safety practices and understanding of an employee’s responsibility under current legislation.
  • Demonstrated understanding, and commitment to, integrating the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Mission and values in to practice, service and relationships.