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Overnight Safety Liaison- Coliseum Inn

Boyle Street Community Services

This is a Full-time position in Edmonton posted May 14, 2020.

REPORTS TO: Coliseum Inn Team Lead

HOURLY RATE: $20.63-24.27 per hour

HOURS: 10PM-8AM, 4 days on and 4 days off rotation

JOB ID: 20-027BSCS

“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.

This is a temporary position until July 31st, 2020 with a possibility of extension.

Job Purpose:

The Coliseum Inn Rapid Rehousing Initiative offers 98 bridge housing units to individuals experiencing homelessness. This program provides temporary housing and onsite supports to assist participants in addressing the barriers they face in securing permanent housing. This position will work to ensure a safe living environment by monitoring building activity and de-escalating conflicts as needed. 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Document daily occurrences
  • Deliver services in accordance with organization policy and procedures
  • Ensure cleanliness of facility
  • Communicate pertinent information to supervisor and other staff as necessary

Qualifications:

Education: Degree or equivalent in social services or related field.  Candidates without a Degree but who have a combination of post-secondary education and related experience will also be considered

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Able to quickly, creatively and ethically solve problems with clients
  • Proven ability to work in a respectful and client-centered manner
  • Understands how to use de-escalation techniques
  • Works with initiative, commitment and enthusiasm; physically fit
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with entering data into databases, such as the Efforts to Outcomes system
  • Able to plan and make decisions in a timely, organized and appropriate manner

Experience:

  • At least two years of experience delivering community-based services
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural techniques
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty-related issues, trends and services, particularly within, but not limited to the urban Indigenous population
  • Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found.

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 20-027BSCS, Overnight Safety Liaison in the Subject Line of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.