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Social Support Worker - Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Oct 23, 2020
Ottawa, Ontario

Social Support Workers Needed!

Social Support Workers

Casual Relief and Contract Positions are available

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is dedicated to being an innovative leader in the delivery of community day programs at three sites across the downtown core of Ottawa. The sites are located at St Luke’s Table, The Well, and Centre 454.

We are seeking fresh thinking, energetic and empathetic Social Support Workers (SSW) to act as front line support staff to the participants at any of the three sites on a casual relief basis. This position reports to the Team Leader and must be available evenings and weekends.

About our Community Ministries:

St Luke’s Table, The Well, and Centre 454 are day programs where, with participants and partners, we support health, resilience, and well-being, and offer nourishing food, hospitality, opportunity and hope to all who come to us. St Luke’s Table, The Well, and Centre 454 provide services that promote equity, and address each participant with their individual needs. Each program/centre supports participants facing social obstacles such as housing security, job security, and food security. Offering a variety of services, unique to each program and space, our mission is to guide individuals towards their best potential.

About the SSW Role :

Our valued Social Support Workers (SSW)  are involved in all aspects of daily operations of our outreach  programs.  As the heart of our programs and with eyes and ears on the ground, the SSW plays a key role in assisting program participants to meet their basic needs and work toward their goals. Working as a team the SSW participates in the ongoing assessment of the evolving needs of the participants.

The SSW is also involved in monitoring program goals and the impact and outcomes of services on the lives of the participants, as inspired by the Team Leader. Social Support Workers are required to work within diverse community centres, that offer a broad range of services including street outreach social support, personal hygiene supplies, networking with other agencies, and connecting participants to a variety of social support resources.

Skill requirements :

It is most helpful if you have experience working with people from marginalized communities and diverse populations and bring your optimistic, empathetic attitude and a strong sense of compassion for displaced people.

Our routine daily work requires minimal to moderate physical exertion. However, crises do sometimes occur which may require moderate to very high physical exertion. We require an ability to problem solve and maintain a professional approach during such stressful situations.

Street outreach requires long periods of mobility within each community sector, with the understanding that work differs from day to day and a client-centered and non-judgmental approach is essential.

Experience planning and supervising recreational activities and helping with mealtimes require that our SSWs have good interpersonal and communication skills;

A demonstrated understanding of; issues related to social determinants of health including poverty, homelessness, addictions, and mental illness, and a strong motivation to help people achieve their potential.

Post-secondary education in the social sciences, social work or equivalent experience and education

Compensation: Ranges from $20.00 - 24.00 per hour.

Start date: ASAP

You can find more information about this role here

Thank you for your interest in our opportunity.

Please send your resume by email to:  SSW_Jobs@the-well.ca

We thank all who apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Anglican Diocese of Ottawa is committed to accessibility, values diversity, and is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to protecting the human rights of its employees. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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