Job Posting

Shelter Support Worker

Employer Name: 
Boundary Emergency Transition Housing Society (BETHS)
Job Location: 
Grand Forks

Seasonal Full-Time / Part-time / Night shift

Wage: Depending on experience.

November to March.  delivering homeless support program within the community during extreme weather response months.  Addressing potential guest safety by looking closely at their emotional and physical needs in a supportive confidential capacity.  Advocate for clients and their right for safe shelter, support guests - register, monitor, assess behaviour and overall well-being, response to guests through crisis situations while at the shelter, work as part of a collaborative team, orient new guests to the shelter protocols and policies, attend regularly scheduled staff meetings at the discretion of the Coordinator, maintain records of each guest and facility, provide nightly reports to the Coordinator, open & close facility includes set-up, clean-up and put away.  Minor shelter housekeeping, communicate effectively during shift change to bring forward issues and occurrences that take place while on shift, ensure guest confidentiality and dignity, interact with guests, volunteers and other staff in a positive, non-judgemental and equal manner, lift large items under 50 Lbs, liaise with Shelter coordinator when needed or requested by the Coordinator, attend additional training at the request of the Shelter Coordinator.

Reports to Shelter Coordinator.

Specific Skills Required: 

Min Grade 12 or equivalent.

Must be a team player who is non-judgemental and non-intrusive, has effective communication and inter-personal skills, the ability to effectively analyze situations quickly and apply sound judgement, proficient in writing and speaking English, previous social services work an asset, current acceptable Criminal Record Check clearance, First Aid training certificate an asset, knowledge of community resources an asset, current knowledge of mental health issues, addictions, homelessness and gender issues an asset, an understanding of Records management and cel phone use.

*Current Criminal Record Check is mandatory.


Posting Will Expire: 
Friday, October 27, 2017
How to Apply
Application Procedure: 

Drop resume off at Community Futures Boundary, 1647 Central Ave.


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