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Adult Supportive Housing Worker

Adult Supportive Housing Worker

Expiry Date: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8am
Job Type: 
Comox Valley
The John Howard Society of North Island
$20.78 - $24.20
The John Howard Society of North Island is hiring for the permanent full time position of Adult Supportive Housing Worker in Courtenay.

Assists clients to live successfully in residential settings, such as supportive housing programs.
Identifies client needs and risks, including physical, emotional social, vocational, and medical,
and provides skill building in identified areas. Develops and implements short-term, issuespecific
intervention plans within program guidelines. Plans and conducts individual and/or
group counselling sessions using basic counselling techniques.

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Qualifications & Experience: 
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Education and Experience
Diploma in a related human/social service field
A minimum of one (1) year recent related experience which should include experience working with high risk adults in helping capacities
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
Other Skills and Abilities

Worker must:
Demonstrate a level of cultural sensitivity and understanding of the client population’s cultural and socio-economic characteristics.
Have the ability to form a mutually respectful partnership with persons served in which they are helped to gain skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
Have the ability to accept the differences he or she will find among his or her clients.
Accept clients’ rights to self-determination and individuality, and must not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, language, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, abilities, socio-economic status, political affiliations, or national ancestry.
Have a positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
Have the ability to work respectfully in partnership with other team members, including referring authorities.
Have the ability to set limits and maintain the helping role for the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
Have the ability to recognize persons with special needs and make appropriate referrals.
Have basic computer and Internet skills.

Other Job Requirements
The Supportive Housing Worker must be able to work shift work, including overnights.
Driving clients may be required to fulfill the job duties. The Supportive Housing Worker must have a valid driver's license and safe, reliable transportation, and must obtain appropriate insurance as per Society policy.
Two completed, acceptable criminal record checks, one from the Criminal Records Review and one from the RCMP.
The Supportive Housing Worker will follow the Code of Ethics and the Mission Statement of The John Howard Society of North Island. The Worker will also abide by the relevant rules and regulations set out by BC Housing.
The John Howard Society of North Island welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any gender, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.
How to apply: 
Apply to (cover letter, resume, and 3 references):
Alisha McLain


140 10th Avenue,
Campbell River BC
V9W 4E3

Closing: September 27, 2020 with a possibility of extension until a suitable candidate can be found.