NOTICE: JOB POSTING #0014
POSITION: OUTREACH WORKER - (HIV Support Worker) (Grid 34) 1 Full Time – Surrey Health
SALARY: $24.38 Per Hour (as per the Collective Agreement)
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK:
Monday through Friday
Shift times will be between 08:00 to 16:00 hrs.
Shifts are 7.5 hours in length
Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
Temporarily for 4 months with a possible extension.
The Outreach Worker reports to the Surrey Health Service Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Housing and Health Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. Outreach workers provide a variety of support, direction, assistance and advocacy services to clients living with HIV/AIDS, focusing on Surrey-Langley geographic. The Outreach Worker provides support and advocacy for treatment and follow-up services and to reduce the potential of hospitalisation.
JOB DUTIES: (in brief)
Provide support, assistance and work with clients living with HIV/AIDS
Will work on securing and maintaining stable, independent living situations where possible
Will discuss, isolate and assess issues and develop a flexible plan of action
Will ensure basic needs of clients are met and network, as needed, with community services
Will provide crisis intervention and emergency situations as necessary, ensure no harm to client
Complete required records and maintain statistical data
Provide assistance for new staff, volunteers or students
Job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCE:
Related Diploma or Certificate or minimum Grade 12 education, plus two (2) years of recent related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience and prefer a minimum of one (1) year case management experience.
Familiarity with community resources, particularly addiction, mental health, welfare and harm reduction.
Must have current OFA 1 First Aid Certificate
Must have a Class 5 Drivers’ Licence and Drivers’ Abstract
Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset
Ability to work independently or in a team setting
Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload
Excellent communication, writing and documentation and organizational skills.
Understands and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job related equipment.
A minimum of two (2) years sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use.
Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2020 at 5:00pm
“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9.” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.
ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WELCOME TO APPLY. THOSE SHORT-LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED
BCGEU, Shop Stewart