Weekend Overnight Worker 100% Phoenix Youth Shelter

Posted on: June 28, 2024
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Job Location:
Tower Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia

WEEKEND OVERNIGHT WORKER (100%), PHOENIX YOUTH SHELTER 

FULL-TIME, PERMANENT 

START DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 

 

Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s thirteen locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

A staff group that represents the diversity of the people and communities we serve is of the utmost importance. Phoenix is committed to reducing barriers that have traditionally impacted access to employment and career growth. As such, we encourage those interested to self-identify their ethnicity, and or race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc. We also invite you to share your pronouns in your cover letter or resume. 

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Program: Phoenix Youth Shelter provides free, safe, emergency accommodations to youth ages 16-24. The Shelter supplies daily essentials (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) around the clock to youth who seek support. All residents have access to daily programming and are connected with a Key Worker who provides on-going guidance and support to help residents meet their identified goals. 

Compensation: $49,716 annual salary, comprehensive group medical insurance plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, 3 weeks of vacation in the first year and 4 weeks of vacation in the second year, generous sick leave, a generous paid holiday schedule, in-house trainings, and professional development opportunities. 

Hours of Work:  40 hours weekly: Fridays 12:00am-8:00am, Saturdays 8:00pm-8:00am, Sundays 8:00pm-8:00am and Mondays 11:00pm- 7:00am. 

Location: Phoenix Youth Shelter, 1094 Tower Rd. Halifax, NS. 

Reports to: Manager, Phoenix Youth Shelter 

Screening Requirements: Due to the sensitive nature of our work with youth, this position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with youth and other Phoenix programs to create effective case plans that address the issues of those who experience homelessness.  
  • Assess and address the immediate and basic needs of the program’s youth. 
  • Ensure the program delivery is congruent with Phoenix’s mission, vision, and philosophy. 
  • Work in accordance with Phoenix’s policies, procedures, and philosophy of practice.  
  • Supervise and monitor the program’s overnight activities and ensure that policies, security, and safety are maintained.  
  • Provide therapeutic support, crisis intervention and programming for the youth.  
  • Maintain wakefulness for entire shift.  
  • Fulfill significant cooking and cleaning responsibilities.  
  • Contribute to building maintenance to ensure a therapeutic milieu.  
  • Complete and maintain all logs, files and records as required and ensure confidentiality is protected.  
  • Communicate overnight activities with daytime staff.  
  • Train new staff and field placement students as required. 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS 

  • Demonstrated high level of understanding of youth development and the issues of homelessness. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal and youth service skills. 
  • Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice (harm reduction, narrative practice, a client-directed approach and a social justice perspective). 
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance abuse and crisis intervention.
  • Comfort and ability to work independently. 
  • Physical ability to lift light loads, walk up and down stairs, and maintain a fairly active pace. 
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and using the Internet.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and the social service delivery system is an asset

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor of Social Work; or other relevant undergraduate degree; or an undergraduate degree and Human Services diploma.  
  • Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification, or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).  
  • A minimum of two years’ experience working in a youth residential setting.  
  • Demonstrated high level of understanding of youth development and the issues of homelessness.  
  • Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal, communication, youth service and organizational skills.  
  • Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice (harm reduction, narrative practice, a client-directed approach, and a social justice perspective).  
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance abuse and crisis intervention.  
  • Ability to lead a shift and make appropriate decisions.  
  • Ability to work in a team environment.  
  • Physical ability to lift light loads, walk up and down stairs, and maintain a fairly active pace.  
  • Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook and using the Internet.  

TO APPLY:  * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period. 

Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by 11:59pm (ADT), Friday, July 12th, 2024, to: careers@phoenixyouth.ca with the subject line "WOW PYS 100%"