Community Care Worker (Wiigiwaaminaan) - Overnights | ID: 118 APPLY NOW
Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of a Community Care Worker (Full-Time Overnights) for our Wiigiwaaminaan program. The primary responsibility of the Community Care Worker will be to provide a safe, supportive environment for community members who have been experiencing homelessness. The role includes liaising with other agencies, maintaining the confidentiality of all participants and documents related to Atlohsa’s Wiigiwaaminaan program, and working in a fast-paced team environment. This position may require shifts during daytime, afternoon, and overnight hours. Candidates must be willing and able to commit to being called in on short notice if required.
Role and Responsibility
Using a holistic, Indigenous-led approach to the principles of Housing First and Indigenous Harm Reduction, the successful candidate will offer a range of personalized, outcome-focused supports to participants accessing the winter response site. The Community Care Worker will be responsible for supporting frontline staff in team approaches regarding participants, using their experience to help assess the needs of participants and leading by example in crisis situations. This may include providing lay counselling and proactively intervening in crises or conflicts that may arise due to aggressive or disruptive behavior stemming from substance use or mental health challenges. The Community Care Worker will ensure that frontline staff fulfill their outlined job duties and abide by the Giwetashkad Program Guidelines and the policies and procedures of Atlohsa Family Healing Services. They will work to ensure that Atlohsa Family Healing Services remains a safe space for all community members accessing services and programming by referring community members to more appropriate locations when necessary.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the languages, traditional ways, history, and cultures of the Indigenous population in the London region.
- Strong analysis of colonialism and the ways in which historical and ongoing colonization impacts Indigenous people intergenerationally.
- Current knowledge of Indigenous community services and resources.
- Understanding of Indigenous homelessness.
- Experience working with marginalized individuals.
- Demonstrated ability to receive training support, supervision, and direction.
- Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, crisis intervention, group dynamics, community development, and other innovative approaches.
- Understanding of cultural safety and an awareness of its impact on practice.
- Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements).
- Excellent organizational and coordination skills with the ability to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a fast-paced environment.
- Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with others in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct.
- Current Vulnerable Sector check required
- Current Driver’s license and clean driving abstract
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full time contract to November 30, 2024
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
REMUNERATION: Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications
Individuals who self-identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit are strongly encouraged to apply. At Atlohsa, we value diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply, however preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.|||London, ON|||Giwetashkad||||||Y34g3aKAkFSJhE3J|||CONTRACTOR|||CAD|||HOUR|||single||||||||||||false|||