Weekend Overnight Worker

CAREER OPPORTUNITY WEEKEND OVERNIGHT WORKER (2 POSITIONS) PERMANENT, PART-TIME (40 hours every second week) PHOENIX HOUSE Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. To learn more about Phoenix visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca. 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. ______________________________________________________________________________ Phoenix House is a ten-bed long-term residential facility for male and female youth aged 16-24. It offers safe, supportive housing for youth while learning skills for independent living. Compensation: A competitive wage, Employee and Family Assistance Program, in-house trainings. Hours of Work: Alternating weeks: 40 hours one week and off the next. Friday: 11:45 pm – 7:45 am; Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 pm – 7:30 am; Monday: 11:45 pm – 7:45 am. Location: 2385 Hunter St., Halifax Reports to: Coordinator, Phoenix Supportive Housing Program Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES - Supervise and monitor Phoenix House’s overnight activities and ensure that policies, security and safety are maintained. - Provide support and crisis intervention for youth. - Maintain wakefulness for the entire shift. - Contribute to building maintenance to ensure a therapeutic milieu. - Complete and maintain logs, files and records and ensure confidentiality is protected. - Fulfill significant cooking and cleaning responsibilities. - Train new staff and field placement students as required.

QUALIFICATIONS - Bachelor of Social Work; or other relevant undergraduate degree; or an undergraduate degree and Human Services diploma. - Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable). - Demonstrated high level of understanding of youth development and the issues of homelessness. - Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal and youth service skills. - Experience working in a youth residential setting. - Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice (harm reduction, narrative practice, a client-directed approach and a social justice perspective). - Knowledge of mental health issues, substance abuse and crisis intervention. - Physical ability to lift light loads, walk up and down stairs, and maintain a fairly active pace. - Comfort and ability to work independently and in a team environment. - Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired. - Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and using the Internet.

TO APPLY * Please note that interviews and hiring may take place during the posting period. Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by Friday, March 4, 2016 to: Leisha Seymour, Coordinator, Phoenix Supportive Housing Program lseymour@phoenixyouth.ca with the subject line “WOW 50%”

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