Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, our work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. By addressing multiple needs, Bissell Centre provides a holistic approach to helping families and individuals.
Currently, Bissell Centre is looking for the right individual to fill an available STEP Student position of Essential Services Worker. The Essential Services Worker works with adults, families and youth who access the Robert Tegler Friendship Room. The position is responsible to provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to access essential supports and services, to have an opportunity to socialize, and to participate in a variety of meaningful activities.
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
Monitor activities in the Robert Tegler Friendship Room (RTFR)
Supervise participants entering and exiting the RTFR
Provide individual support, crisis intervention support, and advocacy to participants as required
Engage participants in purposeful conversation
Assist participants to access Bissell Centre services available in the RTFR, e.g. coffee, laundry, showers, local phone calls, lunches and haircuts
Assist and direct participants to access outside services available in the RTFR or Bissell East, e.g. AISH, SFI, AADAC, Alberta Health–STI
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications:
Currently attending a post-secondary institution and continuing with your education in the fall of 2012.
Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
Hours and Salary: Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 (noon) – 5:00 p.m. at $17.12/hr.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:
Manager, Essential Community Support Services
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. JobHost - 12 months ago