The ASK Wellness Society would like to acknowledge that our programs and facilities operate on Secwepemcúl'ecw, Nłeʔkepmx Tmíxʷ, and Syilx tmixʷ traditional and unceded territories.
November 23, 2021

Covid-19 Site Worker

Reports To: Coordinator of Transitional Housing Services

Term: Temporary Full-Time (starting asap up to and including March 31, 2022)

Hours: Monday through Friday 12:00am to 8:00am *flexible schedule*

Wage Range: $22.00 per hour

Vacation

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).   

Benefits

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

In collaboration with Interior Health and BC Housing the Covid-19 Site Worker will provide site supervision to Program Participants throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This program will run out of the Lamplighter Motel with the location subject to change. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.

Specific Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Interior Health and BC Housing the Covid-19 Site Worker will provide site supervision to Program Participants throughout the Covid-19 pandemic;
  • Provide overdose prevention supports, food security, and harm reduction supplies;
  • Liaise with community care givers when on site to promote wellness;
  • Complete wellness checks throughout shift to all Program Participants;
  • Provide support when requested to other housing supports (i.e., Panorama Inn);
  • Contribute to the protection of Program Participants from abuse, and support Participants when they are in distress;
  • Work closely with community resources (i.e., CMHA, IHA, Friendship Centre, Brain Injury, etc.).
  • Orientate individuals to suites, building services, program expectations and staff responsibilities;                    
  • Liaise with key community caregivers regarding necessary support systems for the client including financial and life skills programming;
  • Provide site supervision and liaise with landlord to mitigate issues as they arise;
  • Provide crisis support and assessment when required;
  • When necessary, be trained to be the first to respond to an overdose situation with on the spot overdose response and support and prepared to work calmly and together with your team, paramedics, and police in crisis situations;
  • Monitor and move along community members who are loitering in and around the property;
  • Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies, and procedures;
  • Complete routine cleaning and sanitization;
  • Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assist team to maintain complete documentation, verbal and written reports, statistics, and records in files and on ShareVision database;
  • Maintain files and documentation to the COA Standard.

Qualifications and Suitability

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Human Service Diploma or equivalent and/or experience with mental health/addiction and homelessness issues;
  • 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;
  • Outreach experience is an asset;
  • 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;
  • In-house Violence Prevention, Cultural Awareness Training, and 2sLGBTQ+ Training provided;

Effective November 1, 2021, the Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with the Society unless a legal exemption is obtained.

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.

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

The ASK Wellness Society now offers assistance from an Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your questions via email and you will be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

Closing Date: November 30, 2021, at 9:00am

Interview Dates: December 2, 2021, on Zoom
Send cover letter and resume to: Careers@askwellness.ca

Please Reference Position: Temporary Full-Time Covid-19 Site Worker

Attention: People Experience  

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