Reports To: Community Living Program Coordinator
Term: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)
Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with ½ hour paid break.
Wage Range: $19.00 to $23.00 commensurate with experience.
Permanent Full-Time/Temporary Full-Time (over three months) who work more than 30 hours per week are eligible for three weeks paid vacation in the first year and they may be taken after a successful probationary period. In the second year, this entitlement increases to four weeks. In the fifth year, the entitlement increases to five weeks. Each year after five years the entitlement is five weeks plus one day for every subsequent year to a maximum of six weeks. Unless otherwise negotiated. Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (22.5 hours per week and over on contracts more than three months) vacation entitlements accrue each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended). Casual/On-Call/Permanent Part-Time/Temporary Part-Time employees (under 22.5 hours per week or on contracts less than three months) vacation entitlements are paid out each payroll according to Employment Standards Act BC (as amended).
Permanent Full-Time employees are eligible for full health benefits (minimum 30 hours per week). Temporary Full-Time employees for a term longer than three months are eligible for full health benefits (minimum 30 hours per week). These hours can be fulfilled through a variety of permanent positions. Part-Time Employees are eligible to take part in our Health Care Spending Account which provides a tax-free partial reimbursement for eligible healthcare expenses up to the bi-annual maximum for Permanent Part-Time, Temporary Part-Time and Caretakers through a third-party administrator. Permanent Full-Time and Permanent Part-Time employees have access to the Wellness Plan benefit. All employees have access to two paid culturally sensitive days, Annual Retreats, Training, and ASK Staff Social Events.
Who is the ASK Wellness Society?
The ASK Wellness Society is a not-for-profit organization that supports individuals within the BC Region with opportunities and the resources to change their current situation. It’s about reaching out to those people who are homeless and battling addictions, helping them find housing and medical care, addressing their addictions, stabilizing mental health issues and, ultimately, providing them with the skills to re-enter the work force. The ASK Wellness Society administers an unconditional sense of hope to those who are convinced they are incapable of ever achieving a stable and meaningful life.
Purpose and Function
To provide life skills/supports to adults living with developmental disabilities while promoting healthy, independent living and vocational skills to those residing at the Maverick. The worker will oversee day to day Participant needs, case managing individuals working towards independent living and long-term housing goals and assisting Participants to remain connected to community support workers. The Life Skills Worker will also assist the individual to stay on track with their vocational plan created by the Participant. Service delivery is based on a client centered, nonjudgmental perspective.
- Collaborate with the Supportive Recovery and Career Development Team to develop, implement, maintain, and adjust treatment/recovery plans and assist Program Participants in developing and achieving the goals outlined within their individualized treatment/recovery plan.
- Conduct Individual Case Management meetings with all Program Participants to ensure compliance with program agreement and mental health and addictions wellness plan;
- Liaise with the Community Living Program Coordinator and applicable team members to ensure a clear and consistent plan is being adhered to;
- Provide individualized support, as needed, to multi-barriered clients in need of low barrier housing and assist them in the development and adherence to a personalized wellness plan;
- Work with the Program Participants to maintain the cleanliness of their suites;
- Encourage and support Program Participants to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional, organizational and practical support and training as appropriate;
- Contribute to the protection of Program Participants from abuse, and support Program Participants when they are in distress;
- Encourage and motivate Program Participants to develop a sense of their own identity, purpose and self-esteem;
- Work closely with referral agencies (i.e. CMHA, IHA, Friendship Centre, Brain Injury, etc.);
- Actively seek the views of Program Participants and involve them in decision-making to improve their services and accommodations;
- Monitor emergencies that take place such as medical or mental health assistance and complete necessary incident reports;
- When necessary, be trained to be the first to respond to an overdose situation with on-the-spot overdose response and support;
- Be prepared to work calmly and together with your team, paramedics and police in crisis situations;
- Ensure Limitation of Service Notices are completed and current;
- Help maintain a clean and organized workspace by doing light housekeeping in the office space;
- Assist and encourage clients to create connections within the community by volunteering and finding employment;
- Ensure compliance with all ASK supportive standards, policies, and procedures.
- Complete move in/move out paperwork as required by ASK Property Services Department under supervision from Coordinators;
- Maintain complete documentation, statistics and records in files and on ShareVision database;
- Assist team with required verbal and written reports, case notes, letters, memoranda, and year end reports;
- Maintain files and documentation to the COA Standard;
- When requested, be a member of the COA’s Performance and Quality Improvement team in which you will encourage the organization to use data to identify areas of needed improvement and implement improvement plans in support of achieving performance targets, program goals, client satisfaction, and positive client outcomes.
Qualifications and Suitability
- Bachelor of Social Work, Human Service Diploma or equivalent and/or experience with mental health/addiction and homelessness issues;
- Skills in mediating conflict between various interests;
- Ability to work as a team member in a case management setting involving multi-agency supports;
- Understands and maintains clientele/worker boundaries;
- Strong working knowledge of community resources;
- Excellent communication, writing, documentation, and organizational skills;
- Must pass criminal record check for vulnerable sector and reference screening;
- VAT (Vulnerability Assessment Tool) training an asset;
- Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Practice and ASSIST Training an asset;
- Level 1 First Aid required;
- Must have access to vehicle in good working condition and possess valid driver’s license with relevant insurance to transport clients;
- In-house Violence Prevention, Cultural Awareness Training, and 2sLGBTQ+ Training provided;
- As clients are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet friendly environment.
The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values. We are fully focused on equality and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.
Closing Date: September 22, 2021 at 9:00am
Interview Dates: September 27, 2021 via Zoom
Send cover letter and resume to: Careers@askwellness.ca
Please Reference Position: Maverick CLBC
Attention: Human Resources