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Permanent Supportive Housing- Shift Supervisor (Balwin)

The George Spady Society presently has openings for one (1) Full Time Shift Supervisor. Shift Supervisors will work the evening, weekend and overnight shifts at the program. They will be in charge of supervising the evening operations of the program, including supervision of the on-site Support Workers. Their role will involve ensuring the policies and procedures are followed by staff and the basic rules are followed by residents. They will ensure building safety, all staff rounds are completed and the building is a safe secure environment. They will be the primary contact after hours for external service providers. In addition, they will be in charge of ensuring proper emergency services are contacted when needed.

Shift Supervisors, along with the Support Workers, will provide support, advocacy and information and after hours support to residents.

The Shift Supervisors will sensitively and appropriately assist residents with activities of daily living. The Shift Supervisors will assist residents take any prescribed medicine, complying with all medicine policies, including storage, administering and record keeping.

Shift Supervisors will ensure residents have assistance with transportation when necessary. Shift Supervisors will enable residents to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support.

Shift Supervisors will be directly supervised by the Program Manager and will ensure relevant communication between all case members. They will maintain the shift log and ensure good communication between teams.

Position Requirements

The successful candidates ideally will have a degree or diploma in a Human Services field with 1 to 2 years of direct experience in working in a supervisory capacity in a residential setting. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Experience working with people with complex life circumstances associated with substance-related disorders, mental health issues, mobility issues and homelessness Basic understanding of harm reduction principles based on dignity, hope and healing as individuals move forward towards improved health and well-being.

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George Spady Society is an equal opportunity employer. We have been and will continue to be committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and training the most qualified individuals for positions at all levels within the organization.

George Spady Society thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Richard Sanders, Program Manager, at richards@gspady.ab.ca

Permanent Supportive Housing- Support Worker II (Full-time and Casual)

The Support Workers will work both the evening and overnight shifts at PSH. Their role will involve ensuring the basic rules of PSH are followed and the building is a safe, secure environment. The Support Workers will follow the policies and procedures of PSH and will follow the direction of the on-duty Shift Supervisor.

The Support Workers will enable PSH residents to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support. They will help PSH residents to identify and choose their support needs. They will also assist in implementing and reviewing care plans.

Position Requirements
The successful candidates will ideally have a degree or diploma in a Human Services field with a minimum of 1 year of direct experience in working in a residential setting. A combination of education and experience will be considered.

Please send all resumes to Nicole Webber, Program Manager,  by e-mail at nicolew@gspady.ab.ca.

Addictions Worker 1-Casual

The Addictions Workers will work both the evening and overnight shifts at Detox/Shelter. Their role will be to obtain information and prepare reports and case histories, appraise clients’ needs or eligibility for specific services, resolve conflict situations, provide personal services support to persons with special needs, liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients, maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research and can also include housekeeping and food preparation activities.

Position Requirements
The successful candidates will ideally have experience in the Human Services field such as street population, persons with physical disabilities, persons with mental health disabilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, social services agencies and shelters. The successful candidate will have current CPR and First Aid Certification and will be able to provide the George Spady Society with a Criminal Record Check.

Please send all resumes to Lindy Dowhaniuk, Program Manager, by e-mail at lindyd@gspady.ab.ca.

 Health Care Aide-Casual

The Health Care Aide will work both the evening and overnight shifts with our Place of Dignity program. Their role will be to giving daily assistance as needed in a harm reduction model which will include medication administration, wound care, and other medical assistance. He or she will be responsible for maintaining the accommodation area such as cleaning beds. The HCA will also be expected to work well in a team environment and follow the policies and procedures of the George Spady Society.

Position Requirements
The successful candidate will be a qualified Health Care Aide. The successful candidates will ideally have experience in the Human Services field such as street population, persons with physical disabilities, persons with mental health disabilities, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, social services agencies and shelters. The successful candidate will have current CPR and First Aid Certification and will be able to provide the George Spady Society with a Criminal Record Check.

Please send all resumes to Lynn Adams, Team Lead, by e-mail at lynna@gspady.ab.ca.

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