Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Support Worker
|Title:||Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Support Worker|
|Address:||10527 96 Street|
|Salary:||To be determined|
Through our vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. We enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life.
Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill the position of PSH Support Worker. The key function of this position is to work with adults who are living with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to support home stability and goal achievement through a client centered approach and wrap around services. The PSH Support Worker will act as a broker between the tenants and resources to enhance the tenant’s self-reliance within their home and community.
|Qualifications:||The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:
• Degree or Diploma in Social Science or related discipline
• Minimum of one year related employment experience, for example, high-risk populations, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, supportive housing experience
• Alberta Class 5 License, satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle is preferred
• Experience with case management software is a considerable asset
• Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, result oriented, good time management, strong organizational, problem-solving and advocacy skills
• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel programs
• Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
• Familiarity working with high risk populations and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures, history and current issues
|Description:||This is a casual position and requires employees to work 10 hour shifts rotating within 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The successful candidate must have the ability to respond quickly to individuals in crisis.
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
· Cooperate and guide participants in completing the FASD assessment to identify their strengths, resources, needs and aspirations
· Support participants with community integration, life skill development, financial stability, socio-recreational interaction and housing stability
· Provide minimal outreach and assist with community integration by attending appointments such as court, medical and mental health
· Assess and support participants’ readiness to make lifestyle changes
· Collaborate with participants to set goals, develop action plans, evaluate success, and revise plans as needed
· Support participants with implementation of their case plan through role-modeling, teaching, information, brokering, advocacy, and providing practical assistance
· Cooperate with participants in housing set up, for example, setting up utilities, furniture acquisition and completing a Move In Inspection Report
· Assist in re-housing participants as required
|Please forward your resume to:||Bissell Centre offers above average industry benefits including; employer subsidized medical and dental benefits, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, outstanding vacation and more!
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.