• Casual
  • Full Time
  • Wikwemikong
  • August 23, 2024

Website NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre

Emergency Shelter Worker
2 – Full Time Positions
Casual Positions

The GDOO NAAGIDEWENDIMIGOO Emergency Low Barrier Shelter is designated to provide safe and warm lodging for individuals who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves to be homeless. This shelter aims to provide a real need for safe beds for individuals.

1. As part of a team, be responsible for the day to day operations;
2. Supervise individuals accessing services;
3. Provide a safe, accessible and trustworthy space;
4. Complete intakes/discharges and referrals;
5. Establish and maintain rapport with individuals accessing the service;
6. Implement policies and procedures and residency agreements in the spirit of fairness and respect;
7. Support individuals’ efforts to attain their goals through advocacy, research, and appropriate referrals;
8. Work as a resource for individuals, particularly around housing issues, support and advocacy;
9. Participate in on-going team building, to ensure peer accountability, strong communication and support;
10. Use intervention and mediation skills to defuse potential conflicts;
11. Perform light housekeeping and maintenance duties to ensure a safe work environment;
12. Administrative duties, including case management, record keeping;
13. Participate in team activities, training and decision-making;
14. Provide programming supports as identified;
15. Shift work that includes days, nights, evenings, and weekends;
16. Encourage and promote life skills within individuals.

• Post-secondary diploma in one of the helping disciplines
• Have an intimate understanding of the lived experience of Anishinaabe people
• Knowledge of traditional wellness approaches to healing
• Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
• Strong conflict resolution, and organizational skills
• Creative problem-solving and solution focused
• Certificates in: Safe Food Handlers, Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, First Aid, CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (willingness to obtain)
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in all aspects of work
• Ability to work in a team approach and with minimal supervision

Interested applicants MUST submit: 1) A cover letter; 2) Updated resume; 3) Photocopy of certificates/diploma/degree from a post-secondary institution, and 4) Contact information (email, phone number) of 2 work related references.

Attention: Melissa Roy
NAANDWECHIGE-GAMIG Wikwemikong Health Centre
P.O. Box 101, 16A Complex Drive, Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0
Telephone: 705-859-3164 / Fax: 705-859-3300 / Email: mroy@wikyhealth.ca

To apply for this job email your details to mroy@wikyhealth.ca