Under the direction of the Community Services Supervisor, the RCSW provides basic and supportive care to clients who access the Emergency Shelter. This is a unionized PT position. Incumbents must be available for weekend night shifts.
Deadline:23 March 2021
The RCSW will assist with client assessment, care planning, and care delivery in the Men's Emergency Shelter. This will include recording client admission information, observing, reporting, and recording client behavior, orienting clients to the facility, and completing concise and accurate client documentation. Other duties include the support and reinforcement of case management decisions and directions, to conduct building security checks, provide appropriate crisis intervention, communicate a non-judgmental attitude towards clients, as well as support, coach, and encourage clients.
• Post-secondary education or related experience in social services • Effective interpersonal communication in English, both written and oral • Effective assessment, observation, and documentation skills • Ability to implement policy and procedure • Ability to work within a teamwork structure and will be required to work alone • Understanding of Indigenous and Inuit cultures; addictions, mental health, and other social issues • Conflict Resolution, First Aid, Verbal Judo and/or NVCI, Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid are all an asset • Acceptable Criminal Records Check required The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
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