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Men's Emergency Shelter Worker

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Job Order #: 5593142

Employer Name:
Souls Harbour RESCUE Mission, Inc.
Wage/Salary Info:
$15 per hour
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Length of Employment:
Grade 12
0-6 Months
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Employer Name:
Souls Harbour RESCUE Mission, Inc.

Contact Name:
Matthew Comstock

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Shifts are 6-9 am and 4-10 pm, seven days a week.  This is a casual position. Extra hours will be offered to cover off for vacations and sick employees.  

Availability for all shifts necessary.

The Emergency Shelter Worker should have some exposure, knowledge and training as it relates to homelessness issues.  There will be a demonstrated level of compassion in working with marginalized population groups and will feel comfortable working with individuals who may have diminished cognitive or emotive abilities.

Job Duties Include:
1) All interactions with shelter guests will be rooted in dignity of person conveying their worth and value.
2) Keeping the shelter and office clean, organized and presentable at all times.  All supplies will remain inventoried and adequate supplies kept on hand.  All related administration and records would remain up to date and accurate.
3) Given the nature of rescue and emergency services work, there may be incidents that require extra attention from time to time.  Due to various circumstances, the Emergency Shelter Worker may need to call emergency services such as the police, ambulance or mobile crisis.
4) Responsible to complete all check-in and check-out requirements for each shelter guest.  This includes searching and seizing contraband.
5) Enforce the shelter protocol requirements of all shelter guests.
6) Will assign chores to the shelter guests.


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Shelter for the homeless
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
 - Physically demanding
 - Work under pressure
 - Fast-paced environment
Ability to Supervise
 - 11-15 people
Security and Safety
 - Driving record check (abstract)
 - Criminal record check (abstract)
 - Bondable
Specific Skills
 - Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients
 - Resolve conflict situations
 - Appraise clients' needs or eligibility for specific services
 - Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Transportation/Travel Information
 - Own vehicle
 - Own transportation
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
 - Not required
Additional Skills
 - Food preparation
 - Housekeeping activities
 - Supervise staff, trainees or volunteers
 - Administrative and office activities
Target Groups or Clients
 - Street population
 - Male
Type of Community or Social Service
 - Services for the homeless


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