Relief Worker

October 28, 2015

CAREER OPPORTUNITY
RELIEF WORKER
CASUAL WORK
For more than 25 years, Phoenix has provided at-risk and homeless youth with the support they need to realize their potential. Our innovative continuum of care helps young people, aged 11-24 who have faced adversity, remain strong, resilient and optimistic as they transition to a place of independence. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Phoenix serves hundreds of youth who collectively offer great diversity to the organization. To better serve the youth we aim to reflect their diversity in our staff contingent.
For more information about Phoenix please visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca
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Job Summary: Relief Workers are called on a casual basis to work shifts at Phoenix Youth Shelter (emergency shelter), Phoenix House (long-term residence) and at Phoenix Centre for Youth (walk-in centre). We are hiring people who are available to work at least 20 hours per week. Although we cannot guarantee hours, we are usually able to provide Relief Workers with 30-40 hours of work per week. Relief Workers should be prepared to work in the three programs listed above and to work any time of day including awake-overnights.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours of Work: Various shift lengths usually ranging from three to 12 hours, days, evenings and awake-overnights.
Compensation: $15.50 per hour, Employee and Family Assistance Program
Training: Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI), Suicide Intervention (ASIST) and Standard First Aid certification are requirements of the position to be obtained within six months of being hired if not already achieved. Phoenix occasionally provides training for these courses with internal instructors and subsidizes the cost of the courses.
Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide support, crisis intervention and programming for youth.
- Assess and address the needs of the programs’ youth.
- Complete and maintain all logs, files and records as required and ensure confidentiality is protected.
- Supervise and monitor the program’s activities and ensure that policies, security and safety are maintained.
- Provide a supportive environment that promotes youth empowerment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor of Social Work or an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.
- Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).
- Proven track record in establishing good working relationships with youth.
- Demonstrated skills in the development of rapport and trust with youth; the creation of a safe and secure setting for youth; and ensuring that youth services are offered in a therapeutic and non-judgmental manner.
- Ability to work from a youth-centred approach.
- Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal, communication, organizational and youth service skills.
- Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.

 

TO APPLY * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period.
Please forward a resume and a cover letter with pertinent information about your qualifications by Sunday, November 15, 2015 to:
Karen Damtoft, Human Resources Manager
kdamtoft@phoenixyouth.ca with the subject line “Relief Worker”

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