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Social Service Worker – Out of the Cold Program (Weekdays)

JOB DESCRIPTION – (Full-Time Contract) Social Service Worker

Duration – (4 months) November – March 2021
Shift Focus – Monday to Friday; Evening Shift (5pm to 1am) *1 opening
Monday to Friday; Overnight Shift (12:30am to 8:30 am) *2 openings

St. Leonard’s Place Peel (SLPP) is a non-profit charitable organization that provides transitional and reintegration housing for men dealing with situations of homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or conflict with the law.

St. Leonard’s Place Peel is opening an Out of the Cold program from November-March and looking to recruit staff for the 4-month contracts. We are looking to recruit people who are committed to client care, have experience working with men that have experienced homelessness and have excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

1. Welcome clients to the program
2. Complete intake paperwork and create/maintain electronic records
3. Complete regular checks of the sleeping area to ensure client and staff safety
4. Stay on site during the entire shift
5. Communicate with shift partner regularly throughout the night
6. Provide guests with healthy snacks and continental breakfasts
7. Distribute hygiene kits and winter accessories to guests
8. Conduct daily sanitization of facilities to ensure the health and safety of guests
9. Ensure guests use designated eating and smoking areas
10. Maintain documentation as per policies
11. Recording and reporting all incidents
12. Answering phone and responding to questions about the program and potential referrals
13. Collaborate with community partners
14. Responsible for tracking of health concerns reported
15. Provide additional support to guests when required

16. Assist with referrals and linkages to other programs
17. Provide information to oncoming staff
18. Read the communication log
19. Assist with housing searches and providing community resources.
20. Screening all guests for COVID as per Public Health guidelines and temperature checks will be performed upon entry
21. Ensure all IPAC measures are followed
22. Laundry as required

Minimum Qualification

• Graduate/Diploma of a Social Service Worker Program or equivalent

Other Qualifications

• Demonstrated experience working with men that are homeless and may have substance use and mental health issues
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software
• Superior crisis prevention and intervention skills
• Great problem-solving skills
• Excellent knowledge of community resources
• Current CPR/First Aid certificate.
• Team player
• Clear Police check for vulnerable sector

Send your applications to:

Application deadline: November 6, 2020

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