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 that they are incapable of ever achieving a stable, meaningful life.
Purpose and Function
To provide life skills services to Program Participants who are at-risk of homelessness in our community. Promote/mentor healthy, independent living skills to Program Participants in order for them to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. Service delivery is based on a client centered, non-judgmental perspective.
• Encourage and support Program Participants to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional/practical support and training as appropriate;
• Contribute to the protection of Program Participants from abuse, and support Participants when they are in distress;
• Work closely with community resources;
• When necessary, be trained to be the first to respond to an overdose situation with on the spot overdose response and support; work calmly and together with your team, paramedics and police in crisis situations;
• Assist with completing rooms checks every two weeks;
• When required provide additional services to other supportive housing settings;
• Help maintain a clean and organized workspace by doing light housekeeping in the office space;
• Monitor and move along community members who are loitering in and around the property;
• Work with your team to assist with meal service/preparation, and common area cleanliness;
• Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies and procedures;
• Other duties which may or may not be outlined in this job description.
• Assist team with maintaining daily log, medication log/prescriptions (ensure book is updated, all meds accounted for and follow up’s on prescriptions to ensure medication is up-to-date);
• Complete move in/move out paperwork as required by ASK Property Services Department under supervision from Coordinator of Housing Supports (Burdock House);
• 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 and 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.
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;
• 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 Training provided;
• Class 4 license an asset;
• As clients are allowed to have pets, it is noted that this is a pet friendly environment.