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Case Manager

The Case Manager, under the direction of the Program Manager, is responsible for ongoing needs assessment, community care plans, implementation, support, information, referral and advocacy for individuals who are in the Permanent Supportive Housing Program.

This position requires successful working relationships with residents and external service providers that support their ability to increase self-reliance. The Case Manager also assists with managing mental health, substance use and health issues with onsite support staff and other community partners in a multidisciplinary environment.

This position will support and recognize positive behavior changes and will identify obstacles that create challenges to a participant’s independence. Keeping clear and accurate files and records is essential to this position. In addition, the Case Manager will liaise and work closely with Alberta Health Services, Program Manager and program support staff to ensure that there is accurate and up-to-date information on participants’ needs.

The Case Manager may assist residents and staff with activities of daily living. The Case Manager may assist residents take any prescribed medicine, complying with all medicine policies, including storage, administering and record keeping.

The Case Manager will have a strong understanding of Case Management, Harm Reduction Practices and the willingness and ability to work within this framework while providing guidance and supervision to staff on a daily basis around practice.

The typical hours of work will be Monday-Friday with some limited on-call expectation.

Position Requirements

The successful candidate will have a degree or diploma in a Human Services field with 2 to 3 years of direct experience in working in a supervisory capacity in a residential setting, Case Management, the ability to work with different databases and moderate computer skills. Must have registration with an governing disciplinary body.

Social Workers and individuals with Social Work education must be registered with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

Please remember to quote which position you are applying for in your subject line and cover letter.

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 all resumes to Nicole Webber, Program Manager, at nicolew@gspady.ab.ca.

Harm Reduction Specialist

The Harm Reduction Specialist reports directly to the Team Director. The incumbent provides specialized trauma-informed substance use support services, as well as general case management services to clients as a member of a multi-disciplinary outreach team (i.e. Spady CAT).

This front line position requires the provision of direct support and clinical services, referrals to clinical specialists and advocacy for appropriate clinical services and policies. The position also requires the management of a designated caseload on behalf of the Team and the respectful and engaged participation in joint Team service planning and case reviews.  The Harm Reduction Specialist supports the Team, will develop and maintain a network of community resource and service providers, has a commitment to on-going education and training, respects client and staff confidentiality and adheres to rigorous ethical standards. This is a position with a mobile outreach team and many services are to be provided in client’s homes and communities.

The Harm reduction specialist will orient and motivate clients toward appropriate substance use, mental health, physical health, life skills and daily functioning support services. They will assess health, mental health, substance use and functional challenges within scope of practice. They will refer to and support client engagement with relevant clinical specialists. It will also require the development and maintenance of a network of community service providers in the field of substance use. Additionally, the Harm Reduction Specialist will track and document client progress along Episode of Care, internal databases, and case files). They will also orient and motivate clients toward appropriate Spady CAT services. They must also arrange and provide a significant portion of services in client’s homes and communities

The Harm Reduction Specialist will work on a Multi-Disciplinary Team, and will contribute to joint client service planning and case reviews. They will provide specialized expertise and service supports to other staff’s caseloads as well as assist in the development and preparation of Team resources and materials. They may also supervise student placements as assigned

This position requires a minimum of a diploma in a related human services field, with 3 to 5 years of experience providing mental health services to clients. Good standing in registration with regulatory bodies, as appropriate. Strong understanding of mental health resources in the community and an ability to develop and foster community links and networks aligned with community mental health integration. Familiarity with and supportive of harm reduction, Housing First and recovery practices. Knowledge of trauma-informed service provision approaches and best practices. Able to use their own vehicle and purchase a minimum of $2 million in liability coverage. Able to submit a clean criminal record check. Ability to travel to meetings and appointments. Ability to work as a respectful and engaged member of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated level of maturity, including ability to work in an independent and ethical manner respecting staff and client confidentiality. Must have CPR/First AID. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered

Please send all resumes to Rick McHutchion, Operations Director, at RMcHutchion@gspady.ab.ca.

Family Support Specialist

The Family Support Specialist reports directly to the Team Director. The incumbent provides specialized trauma-informed mental health services, as well as general case management services to clients as a member of a multi-disciplinary outreach team (i.e. Spady CAT).

This front line position requires the provision of direct support and clinical services, referrals to clinical specialists and advocacy for appropriate clinical services and policies. The position also requires the management of a designated caseload on behalf of the Team and the respectful and engaged participation in joint Team service planning and case reviews.  The Family Support Specialist supports the Team, will develop and maintain a network of community resource and service providers, has a commitment to on-going education and training, respects client and staff confidentiality and adheres to rigorous ethical standards. This is a position with a mobile outreach team and many services are to be provided in client’s homes and communities.

The Family Support Specialist will orient and motivate clients toward appropriate mental health services, physical health, substance use, life skill and daily functioning services. They also will refer to and support client engagement with relevant clinical specialists. This position will also require the development and maintenance of a network of community service providers in the field of mental health, substance use, couples and family supports. They will also assess health, mental health, substance use and functional challenges within scope of practice. Research and participate in relevant training opportunities. They will act as a liaison with and provide on-going support to referring agencies and client support workers regarding clinical issues

The Family Support Specialist will work with a Multi-Disciplinary Team, and will contribute to joint client service planning and case reviews. They will provide specialized expertise and service supports to other staff’s caseloads as well as assist in the development and preparation of Team resources and materials. They may supervise student placements as assigned. They will also be required to track and document client progress along Episode of Care, internal databases, and case files. Additionally, the Family Support Specialist will arrange and provide a significant portion of services in client’s homes and communities.

This position requires a minimum of a diploma in a related human services field, with 3 to 5 years of experience providing mental health services to clients. Good standing in registration with regulatory bodies, as appropriate. Strong understanding of mental health resources in the community and an ability to develop and foster community links and networks aligned with community mental health integration. Familiarity with and supportive of harm reduction, Housing First and recovery practices. Knowledge of trauma-informed service provision approaches and best practices. Able to use their own vehicle and purchase a minimum of $2 million in liability coverage. Able to submit a clean criminal record check. Ability to travel to meetings and appointments. Ability to work as a respectful and engaged member of a multi-disciplinary team. Demonstrated level of maturity, including the ability to work in an independent and ethical manner respecting staff and client confidentiality. First AID/CPR. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Please send all resumes to Rick McHutchion, Operations Director, at RMcHutchion@gspady.ab.ca.

Support Worker 2-Casual

The George Spady Society presently has openings for casual positions. The Support Workers will work both the evening and overnight shifts. Their role will involve ensuring the basic rules are followed and the building is a safe, secure environment. The Support Workers will follow the policies and procedures and will follow the direction of the on-duty Shift Supervisor.

This position involves direct client contact in our Permanent Supportive Housing program. The successful candidate will possess a caring non-judgmental attitude, some experience in working with complex life circumstances associated with substance-related disorders, mental health issues, mobility issues and homelessness. Position involves night shift work and some personal care for clients.

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

Qualifications

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. 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.

Please remember to quote which position you are applying and if you are seeking full, part-time or casual employment for in your subject line and cover letter.

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 all resumes to Richard Sanders, Program Manager, by e-mail 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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