This position is a key member of the emergency shelter team at the Yellowknife Women's Centre, one of the programs operated by the Yellowknife Women's Society.
The Emergency Shelter Support Worker provides direct support/supervision to shelter residents within the Emergency Shelter and ensures services are professionally provided to residents and visitors.
- The Emergency Shelter Support Worker fills in for program employees when necessary and provides direct participant support when program needs require.
- The worker oversees the residents accessing the Emergency Shelter to ensure they are safe and abiding by the shelter rules.
- The worker ensures visitors and program users are treated professionally and ensures files, records and administrative tools are professionally implemented and maintained.
- The worker ensures the Centre premises are clean, safe and maintained and all daily duties are completed as assigned.
- The occupant will serve as a role model for positive and fair attitude and behaviors.
- Supervision and oversight for Emergency Shelter
- Oversight of meal preparation and clean up
- Facilitation of Daily Event
- Intake of Shelter residents
- Diploma in social work, plus one years experience within a non-profit preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience providing supports to women and homeless people from diverse backgrounds that struggle with a myriad of challenges.
- Broad knowledge of social and economic issues facing Northern women and in particular, First Nations, Inuit and Inuvialuit women.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team and with other agencies and community partners.
- Good computer skills.
- Updated immunization and criminal records check
- Current CPR and First Aid certification
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification
- maintain strict confidentiality in performing the responsibilities of this position.
- be self-motivated and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility, be open-minded and honest
- be supportive, compassionate and understanding
- have excellent communication skills.
- be able to work in a high stress work environment.
The Yellowknife Women's Society is a non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to support the social, cultural and economic autonomy of northern women and their families.