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Residential Support Worker - LS

  • Posted:Oct 18, 2019
  • Apply by:Oct 29, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Other
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

LOFT Community Services is committed to reflecting and responding to the diversity of the service users and communities we serve. Applications are encouraged which indicate diversity in culture, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and experience that reflects the clients we serve

 

RESDENTIAL SUPPORT WORKER - LS

1 Full-Time Contract Position (1 year)

 

LOCATION

Toronto, ON

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Residential Support Worker provides a range of services and support to clients who have experienced homelessness, mental health and addiction issues in the layered supports program. The position performs a variety of functions to support the physical, social and mental well-being of clients and facilitates the overall effective operation of the residences. One location specializes in providing support to individuals that identify as transgender, non-binary or gender expansive. He/she/they will encourage members to set goals and liaise with appropriate community agencies to provide services to members. Responsible for in-house social support, referrals, life skills teaching, crisis intervention and coordinating resident and staff activities while working as part of a team. This position will also be responsible for assisting with property issues, including cleaning and coordinating repairs as necessary. Please note this position may be exposed to second-hand smoke.

 

SCHEDULE

40 hours/week; some evening and weekend availability required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of a diploma/degree in Human Service or equivalent;
  • Knowledge and experience is required of the issues faced by adults who have experienced long term homelessness, including struggles with mental health and substance use;
  • Minimum two years related experience with client group;
  • Knowledge of a housing first approach and understanding of trans health and support services;
  • An understanding of harm reduction and psychosocial rehabilitation principles;
  • Crisis intervention skills, with well developed problem solving abilities and interpersonal skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Creativity and flexibility to approaches;
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment

 

TO APPLY: Send resume with covering letter as one document to hr@loftcs.org

CLOSING DATE:  October 28, 2019

PLEASE PUT THE FULL JOB TITLE IN THE SUBJECT BAR OF ANY EMAILS. 

 

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