Nanaimo Family Life Association is a multi-service agency providing programs to build healthy relationships, healthy communities. Services range from counselling individuals, couples and families, group counselling, psychosocial educational workshops, older adult services, and programs for youth. We have been supporting resiliency in all aspects of individual and community life for over 50 years by delivering interconnected services responsive to the needs of the community.
Nanaimo Region John Howard Society is one of six self-managed John Howard Societies in BC (62 across Canada) who share the same mission to respond to local need. This mission is: Effective, Just and Humane responses to the causes and consequences of the justice system that fosters a safe and supported community. In Nanaimo, our programs include: addiction treatment, restorative practices, community reintegration, employment, community health and wellbeing. The Nanaimo Region John Howard Society is an innovation-based organization in our responses to homelessness, addiction, and interaction with the justice system and we seek to more completely address the underlying needs and causes. The Society has a competitive pay grid and benefits program. Oversight of the professional staff is by a volunteer elected Board of Directors.
The St. Peters Temporary Winter Shelter is a 25 bed shelter based at the St. Peters Roman Catholic Church at 301 Machleary street in Nanaimo as a partnership between Nanaimo Family Life Association and Nanaimo Region John Howard Society. This temporary shelter links those experiencing homelessness to a safe sheltering option during the inclement winter weather. The Winter Shelter operates through the winter months opening November 19th 2021 and closes April 1st 2022. Shelter users are able to access the shelter every night at 9pm and must exit the facility by 7am the following morning.
Summary of Position:
The Support Workers primary role is to build positive and therapeutic rapport with incoming shelter users and maintain the safety and security of the shelter. Support Workers work as a team overnight to provide services to and monitor the activities of shelter users, including the provision of meals and drinks, ensuring the beds are made and removed as needed, and monitoring of the facility and safety of its users.
Under the supervision and direction of the Winter Shelter Coordinator, this position participates in program development, implementation and evaluation strategies and acts as an identified contact for the shelter.
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To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com
Closing date: November 19, 2021
We believe that agencies are better when all people in society?—?including people of colour, women and LGBTQ people are active at every level of the organization. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these and other diverse identities.