TEMPORARY POSITION VACANCY (Internal & External)

Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9 or email [email protected] by 4:30pm on Friday, December 30, 2016. External Candidates: Please complete ...
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TEMPORARY POSITION VACANCY (Internal & External) Internal Candidates: Please forward written letter of interest and resume in confidence to Candice MacDonald, 102-749 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8W 1N9 or email [email protected] by 4:30pm on Friday, December 30, 2016. External Candidates: Please complete the online Application for Employment form found here https://coolaid.org/joinus/employment/job-application/ Job Title: Indigenous Client Service Worker Vacancy Status: Temporary Full-Time Program: Housing

Work Location: Mike Gidora Place

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: March 31, 2018

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Days of Work: TBD, as per program needs.

Shift: Days and/or evening shifts, TBD as per program needs. Hourly Wage Rate: $19.03 - $22.18 Job Classification: Residence Worker, Senior Union: BCGEU Collective Agreement: Community Social Services Job Summary Plays a key role in helping Aboriginal Cohort participants maintain their housing, articulating and managing participant concerns and needs, and providing crisis and case management support to aboriginal participants as they transition into a more stable living situation. The Client Services Worker will work closely with the 700 block of Pandora support team as well as the pilot project team, providing support and access to cultural supports. Qualifications Degree or diploma in a related human or social services field. Two years of direct service experience working in a program with aboriginal peoples/communities (participant-centered case management, creating and implementing case plans, and linking individuals to various housing and treatment programs). Aboriginal Ancestry is considered an asset, or candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry will be given hiring preference for this position. Skills & Abilities • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal communities, culture, organizations, and service providers • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of local indigenous protocols • Demonstrated ability to engage successfully and work patiently with individuals from diverse backgrounds who have multiple barriers to stability and have difficulty engaging with service providers Must have the ability to work professionally and ethically in a team setting, including the ability to maintain confidentiality, stay focused on participants’ case plans, and follow through on commitments in a timely and efficient manner • Demonstrated commitment to working with people managing mental health, addiction, poverty and homelessness issues: knowledge of these issues and their effects on society • Demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships following harm reduction principles • Possess excellent interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, verbal and listening skills, good readings and writing skills, and documentation skills • Demonstrated knowledge of Victoria area resources—housing, food, employment, health care, emergency social services, aboriginal resources/services etc. • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team as well as work independently • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks • Demonstrated ability to apply and follow safe work procedures. Panel Interview: Yes

Skills Test: No