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shelter support worker temporary

 

Shelter Support Worker Temporary

KGM motor lodge facility – 3 month position

Come join our team and help shape a better tomorrow. For over 40 years Kelowna’s Gospel Mission has been providing food, clothing, and shelter to the most fragile and at-risk persons in our community. We are a faith based, values driven organization looking to hire committed caring people who want to make a difference.

Job Summary. The primary purpose of this position is to provide a safe and secure environment for the homeless in Kelowna and those at risk of homelessness. The Shelter Support Worker Temporary helps to keep order and safety at the facility; helping those who need assistance including substance, alcohol, and emotional challenges; and provide specific shelter service and support to facility registrants.

Skill Set

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • At all times modelling our values of Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Transformation & Grace-led
  • maintain an excellent relationship with all guests, residents and clients
  • Complete intakes with residents
  • Deliver catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner to ECH registrants.
  • Communicate with other agencies that deliver prescription medication & safety supplies.
  • help keep order; identify and report any unusual behavior or other incidents that occur.
  • Maintain accurate records and details required by B.C. Housing and KGM
  • regular reporting to Supervisor, Team Lead, or Manager. Ensure that all frontline staff checklists are complete, including clipboards, spreadsheets.
  • Communicate respectfully. Refrain from gossip, bullying, sexual harassment.
  • Maintain a neat, clean and safe environment, inside and out, of the facility, observant of all health and safety guidelines.
  • Co-operate with Emergency Services such as RCMP, BCAS, KFD whenever necessary.
  • stay updated and be aware of all Policies and Procedures of Kelowna’s Gospel Mission including Health & Safety, Violence, Bullying, Gossip, and Workplace Harassment.

The applicant must agree with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission Statement of Faith and be supportive and passionate about the Mission, Vision, and Values of KGM (www.kelownagospelmission.ca).

Minimum Qualifications

Experience dealing with people who are homeless and at risk of homelessness.   Basic report writing and data entry, Word and Outlook required.  Previous experience working 4-on 4-off preferred.  8 hours shifts with opportunity to pick up shifts.  Drug and alcohol addictions support experience is a strong asset. Must be able to work alone for long periods of time.

How to Apply

We welcome your cover letter and résumé at humanresources@kelownagospelmission.ca

 

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