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Drop In Summer Student

Boyle Street Community Services

This is a Casual/Seasonal/Contract position in Edmonton posted May 14, 2019.

REPORTS TO: Drop-In & WER Team Lead

HOURLY WAGE: $18/hour

HOURS: Monday – Friday 8 am-4:30 pm

JOB ID: 19-021BSCS

“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”

Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.

“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”

Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients.  If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.

Due to funding requirements, the successful candidate must be returning to school as a fulltime student in September 2019.  The anticipated start date is May 27th, 2019


  • Identify and address immediate needs of clients.
  • Develop relationships with community members, identifying strengths and working in a respectful way with a community that has faced trauma and social exclusion.
  • Create a welcoming environment that offers food, meaningful programming and cultural activities that facilitate wellbeing and support.
  • Record required data and complete daily activity logs.
  • Maintain a healthy environment by performing a variety of cleaning and housekeeping duties as required: sweepings and mopping floors, cleaning/clearing tables, washing dishes etc.
  • Monitor washrooms and hallways.
  • Engage and support volunteers in the daily operations of the Drop-In.
  • De-escalate tense inter-personal and group situations.
  • Participate in shift debriefings and work group meetings.


Education: Must be enrolled in a Diploma/Degree Human Services program including studies in mental health and addictions and returning back to school full time in September, 2019.

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Understands the challenges and stresses facing people who live in poverty
  • Treat people with respect and in a sensitive manner
  • Knows how to problem-solve with people who face emotional and psychological challenges
  • Able to handle multiple demands at the same time; exceptionally well organized
  • Can de-escalate tense inter-personal and group situations
  • Listens well, has a calm demeanor and knows how to solve practical problems
  • Comfortable completing shift reports and doing some data entry
  • Physically fit
  • Possess robust mental health and a commitment to self-care

Experience and Other Requirements:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal peoples and individuals from diverse cultures
  • Experience organizing group recreational activities
  • Current CPR certification
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks completed within the last 6 months (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: May 21, 2019

Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to: hr@careersforcommunity.ca. Please include 19-021BSCS, Drop In Summer Student in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position.