Community Support Worker - 416 - LOFT Community Services
LOFT Community Services is committed to reflecting and responding to the diversity of the service users and communities we serve. Applications are encouraged, which indicate diversity in culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and experience that reflects the clients we serve.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER - 416
1 Full Time Permanent Position
As a Community Support Worker you will be part of a team that co-ordinates a support network and linkages for adults with serious mental health, health and addiction challenges. You will provide programming and facilitation for clients in an individual and group setting. A key component of this position is building a support network of community resources that will enable clients to increase their independence, dignity and self-respect. The role will require direct service and support by ways of social recreation/rehabilitation, crisis intervention, harm reduction and psychosocial rehabilitation to support client goals. Note: Occasional evening and weekend and on call hours may be required. Support of set-up and clean-up of the Drop-In program will be required.
- Completion of degree in social services/human services or equivalent;
- Minimum 3 years of experience in providing support to the client population including those with mental health, health &/or addiction challenges;
- An understanding of harm reduction, recovery and psychosocial rehabilitation principles, the therapeutic relationship, and an ability to come to an agreement with clients on goals/priorities;
- Crisis intervention skills, with well-developed problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
- Group facilitation skills related to mental health, addictions and related issues;
- Good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy, including MS word and Excel;
- Counselling, responding and assessment skills;
- Creativity and flexibility to approaches;
- Knowledge of community resources and supports;
- Knowledge and ability to work within a Harm Reduction framework;
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team and interact with workers from a variety of agencies;
- Understanding of cultural competency and framework;
- Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
TO APPLY: Send resume with covering letter to Human Resources, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2019
PLEASE INCLUDE: “COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER - 416” in the subject line of any emails.