The Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre (DI) is a leader in our community. We lead in serving up to 1250 Calgarians each day, we lead in the provision of support services to people seeking rehabilitation, Supportive Housing, career training, medical services, and assisted living; and we lead in our dedication to the art of compassion. We operate with 8 multi-use building structures within the city limits. The buildings are a combination of shelter, residential, clinical, office, training, recreational, food service, and meeting spaces.
The DI is a place of safety, respect, and joy for our valued clients. To proactively care for them, the DI hires several Adult Care Workers who exemplify compassion, honesty, and true leadership of care in the most trying conditions. Adult Care Workers work directly under the guidance of a Supervisor, or Coordinator, Client Services (C-CS), and Assistant Coordinator, Client Services (AC-CS). The ACW is carefully selected in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the DI:
The role of ACW is held by our most caring, ethical, values-driven employees, and DI management relies upon them to advocate for the physical and emotional well-being of its clients 24 hours per day. Duties and responsibilities include simple care and attention to people who are lonely, tired, hungry, frustrated, or just need someone to talk to. The ACW may implement activities ranging from structured to unstructured programs which are intended to build up and/or maintain an individual’s life and social skill level. ACW’s assist in assessing the needs and background of each individual client in a caring manner, and then works with other ACW’s, Counselors, other agencies, volunteers, and the Community to have these needs met in a client centered, respectful, compassionate way.
Hours of Work:
We are a 24 hour operation with Morning, Evening and Night shifts.
Qualifications and Key Skills:
- Displays compassion as a primary trait.
- Completion of a college or university program in any of the following; human services diploma, community support worker diploma, social service worker diploma, or health-related discipline is usually required.
- Previous work experience in a social service environment as a volunteer or in a support capacity may replace formal education requirements.
- Valid Alberta motor vehicle license and clean drivers abstract would be considered an asset
- Energetic and self-directed, with effective time management and organizational skills including the ability to deal with several priorities at the same time
- Strong strategically-focused analytical skills, good common sense; and capacity to provide leadership
- Well-developed inter-personal and conflict resolution and negotiating skills
- Excellent communications skills, both oral and written
- Computer skills including familiarity with word processing, database, and Internet