Employer: NCN Women’s Shelter
Position: Resident Support Worker Permanent Full-Time
Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Start Date: ASAP
Wage Range: $41,985 – $50,000
Ref #: NCN 2020-11-03-001

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Director of NCN Women’s Shelter, the Resident Support Worker (RSW) is responsible in overseeing resident activities and programming of the shelter. The RSW works with women and her children, where applicable. The RSW works in a mutual effort to confront and overcome those conditions that have contributed to the women who seek shelter at our facility. The RSW works on personal difficulties in a manner that encourages self-awareness, self-worth and self-determination within the Ithinisiwin (Way of Life) context. The RSW is responsible for building trusting relationships with women and children, and for modeling appropriate behavior at all times.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Admission:

  • Maintains In-Take procedures, upon admission, and assures quality reporting
  • Ensures client assessment and evaluation is completed within 48 hours to actual In-Take

Residency:

  • Formulates service or treatment plans that will correspond to their individual needs
  • Creates (with participant) and evaluates workable recovery plans (safety plans) based on assessment of participant need and stage of recovery in consultation with the counselling staff and/or shelter therapist

Programming:

  • Orients clients to the Residential Program with In-House procedures, rules and policies, and the daily living routine, including a clear explanation of the staff/Shelter role and services
  • Responsible for the Intervention & Personal Capacity Building Program, as the procedures formulate the basis from which every other aspect of services are developed

General:

  • Contacts the appropriate authorities: EMR, RCMP or Fire Department without hesitation in emergency situations, such as injury, violence, or fire
  • Maintains an utmost confidentiality level at all times with personal data and documentation of all Residents’ Case Files

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor of Social Work, or Applied Counseling Skills Diploma or Community Centered Therapy Program.

  • Equivalent experience and/or education will be considered
  • Awareness and understanding of issues pertaining to violence and abuse, particularly to the cycle of abuse, post-traumatic symptomatology and addictions
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality and the dynamics of a “supportive” relationship. Ability to maintain confidentiality and perform responsibilities under such a mandate
  • Proven counseling and assessment skills – particularly crisis counselling and related short and long term counseling skills
  • Must have a proficient level of verbal, written and communication skills
  • Must have a proficient level of computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and software applications, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current Manitoba Driver’s Class 5 License
  • Current Emergency First Aid & CPR
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Check

For a full job description, please contact Kim Linklater or Nicole McDonald at 204-484-2604

If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, Criminal Records Check and resume to:
Kim Linklater, Executive Director of Human Resources
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Phone: (204) 484-2604
Cell: (204) 307-2107
Fax: (204) 484-2588
Email: kimlinklater@ncncree.com