Program Support Workers (Full Time)

Company

QC Heritage Housing Society

Description

Program Support Workers at KAL NAAY / ALDER HOUSE (Full Time & Casual)

The QC Heritage Housing Society is hiring Program Support Workers. The Program Support Worker functions as part of a team to provide a range of supports serving homeless/at risk individuals, many of whom are living with mental illness and/or substance use.  By developing and implementing Individual Support Plans the PSW facilitates life skills development, provides emotional and practical support and referrals to appropriate health and community services, to assist the Program Participant in attaining a successful occupancy outcome.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Genuine interest in people and a deep commitment to helping others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people
  • Willingness to work shift work, alone and as part of a team
  • Active listening skills
  • Empathetic approach to Participants
  • Ability to gain the trust of and build relationships with Participants
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ability to assist Participant with practical and domestic duties
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organized, efficient, flexible approach to the job
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills: Word, Excel, Internet
  • Non-judgmental attitude regardless of Participant needs or situation
  • High level of patience and emotional resilience
  • Respect for and maintain confidentiality

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma or a combination of skills and experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to complete BC Housing and any required training
  • Some basic computer experience and knowledge of social networking
  • Valid BC Drivers License
  • Completion of a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check

For a more information, please contact Barb at 250-559-8800 or seniors@qcislands.net