WEEKEND OVERNIGHT WORKER, PHOENIX SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM
PART-TIME 50%, TERM POSITION: August 23rd, 2020 – March 31st, 2021
Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten 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.
Program: Phoenix House is a ten-bed long-term residential facility for male and female youth aged 16-24. It offers safe, supportive housing for youth while learning skills for independent living.
Compensation: $20.00/hour plus 4% vacation pay, Employee and Family Assistance Program, in-house trainings (standard first aid and non-violent crisis intervention).
Hours of Work: 20.17 hours per week - Sunday 7:40pm-7:40am & Monday 11:30pm-7:40am
Start Date: August 23rd, 2020 (negotiable)
Location: Hunter St., Halifax
Reports to: Manager, Phoenix Supportive Housing Program
Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ensure the program is congruent with Phoenix’s vision and values.
• Work in accordance with Phoenix’s policies, procedures, and framework of practice.
• Supervise and monitor Phoenix House’s weekend activities and ensure that policies, security, and safety are maintained.
o Work with youth to support the implementation of effective case plans that address the challenges of youth who experience homelessness.
o Provide support and crisis intervention for youth.
o Assist with engaging youth in life skill development and goal planning opportunities that support independent living.
o Take the lead on weekend programming.
o Provide a supportive environment that promotes youth empowerment.
• Work as a team with other weekend staff and provide support and guidance to relief staff as needed.
• Complete and maintain all logs, files and records as required and ensure confidentiality is protected.
• Contribute to building maintenance to ensure a therapeutic milieu.
• Fulfill significant cooking and cleaning responsibilities.
• Support program development, including attendance at team meeting once a month, and ensure that a quality effective and client directed program is delivered.
• Support the supervision of volunteers and field placement students.
• Train new staff, field placement students and volunteers as required.
• Commit to the development of the Association by participating in internal committees, projects, and activities.
• Commit to ongoing professional development and personal reflection towards an anti-oppressive approach to practice.
• Liaise with other agencies on behalf of youth and programs and participate in community committees, projects, or activities as appropriate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• 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.
• 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 and Outlook and using the Internet.
• Demonstrated knowledge of community resources and the social service delivery system is an asset.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor of Social Work, or an undergraduate degree and Human Services diploma or other relevant undergraduate degree, (or working towards).
• Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification, or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).
• Experience working in a youth residential setting.
• Non-violent crisis intervention, suicide intervention, standard first aid training or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.
• Experience supervising staff, field placement students and/or volunteers is an asset.
• Experience working for a non-profit organization is an asset.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment reflective of the youth we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ2S+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit; however, we encourage self-identification on either your covering letter or resume.
TO APPLY * Please note that interviews and hiring 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 midnight on Sunday, August 9th, 2020 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WOW 50%”