Transition Program Support Worker Temporary Part Time Contract
103-100 Anemki Drive Fort William First Nations, Ontario
Beendigen provides supports and services to ensure women and children have a safe environment to live in, free from violence. We are seeking dedicated Transition Program Support Workers with a passion to assist women to gain a strong foundation to help them move ahead in a positive, healthy-manner.
TRANSITION PROGRAM SUPPORT WORKER – TEMPORARY PART TIME CONTRACT
Position Title: Transition Program Support Worker TPT Contract
Hours of work: Rotating Shifts (4 days on 4 days of) 8 hour shifts
Salary Range: $22.11/hr
Estimated Start Date: as soon as possible
End Date: Temporary Contract ends March 31, 2022
Competition Number: TPS-01-05
The Transition Program Support Worker is responsible for assisting transition home tenants in living a life free of violence by providing daily in-depth life skills and traditional programming and playing a key role in supporting Indigenous women transitioning to independence These services and programs are offered within the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.
To work from a wholistic perspective, utilizing the teachings of the medicine wheel and Seven Grandfather Teachings.
To utilize Elders and Knowledge Keepers for teachings, healing and guidance.
To take personal responsibility to increase sensitivity, awareness and implementation of Beendigen’s cultural teachings and organizational practices in both professional conduct and work-related deliverables.
To provide safe, non-judgmental and empowering support to women who are of violence.
To provide a welcoming environment and resident orientation with new tenants.
To determine individual client needs and support them in achieving their goals by providing resources and information to Beendigen and community programming and workshops.
To facilitate cultural programming, traditional crafting, Elder support, and sharing circles.
To facilitate life skills workshops covering a range of topics pertinent to independence, healthy living, and goal achievement including but not limited to: self-care, home management, shopping, meal planning, food preparation, budgeting, safety planning, physical health support, self-advocacy, problem solving, social/interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution.
To facilitate group activities and outings for tenants to explore life skills or personal development.
To provide one-on-one life skills education and support for residents as required.
To collaborate with community partners to ensure programming and activities offer knowledgeable and relevant content.
To provide reports, written program information and documentation as required by the agency and Program Manager.
To maintain assessment reports, case documentation, record keeping and summary notes in accordance with Best Practices.
To notify the Program Manager of any unusual cases, irregularities, accidents or illnesses.
To maintain all standards of health and safety for the protection of tenants.
To constructively participate in staff, team and committee meetings, seminars and training sessions as required.
To be prepared to work in conjunction with the philosophy and mandate of the Organization.
To preserve confidentiality of all residents, clients, tenants, staff, students, volunteers and agency information.
To represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Any other duties as requested by the Program Manager; commensurate with role.
The above statements are the general functions of the position, and should not be interpreted as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may pertain to the job.
Key Performance Indicators
That membership of the Staff Team contributes to the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan.
Personal responsibility has been taken to increase sensitivity and awareness of the organization’s Anishinabe Health and Wellness Framework.
That programs and services are culturally based and incorporate traditional knowledge and practices of healing and wellness.
Performance and quality measurement in relation to client interaction, knowledge and professionalism and adherence to program best practices.
Services provided meet expectations of clients.
Enhanced skill level through training, learning and development.
Relationship of Indicators to Performance Development and Review Plan
This position description operates in conjunction with and forms part of the annual review/appraisal and career development process. An initial review will take place during the probationary period following commencement of employment with the Program Manager and then annually with the Program Manager.
Key Selection Criteria
Social Services Diploma or comparable diploma with relevant experience.
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
Knowledge of Indigenous culture, tradition, language and Indigenous community.
Demonstrated experience in coordinating and delivering programming.
Demonstrated commitment to the Violence Against Women sector.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Experience in delivering life skills education, group facilitation and advocacy.
Extensive knowledge and experience in individual and group work and family violence issues.
Ability to view situations free from personal values, interests, beliefs, or judgment.
To identify and manage house dynamics and promote a positive peer environment.
Ability to handle difficult situations and distance oneself from client’s problems or emotions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge about sensitivity to cultural differences and various economic backgrounds.
Ability to act quickly and appropriately in situations of conflict in a direct, non-confrontational way.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Experience working in an Indigenous organization.
Ability to speak Ojibway, Oji-Cree, or Cree.
The Transition Program Support Worker usually works in a residential setting but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.
The Transition Program Support Worker works a flexible work week, with 4 days on, 4 days off work rotation, and additionally may work overtime hours to accommodate activities such as providing extracurricular activities in the house, conferences, workshops and public events.
The Transition Program Support Worker is based at our May Street location; however, all employees may be required to work across other sites from time to time.
Ontario Health and Safety (OH&S) All employees are required to carry out their duties in a manner that does not adversely affect their own health and safety and that of others by reporting all potential hazards; and all incidents and injuries; as well as co-operating with any measures introduced in the workplace to improve OH&S.
Employment is subject to:
- Must have a valid Class “G” Driver’s license, use of an automobile with appropriate insurance coverage.
- Must provide a successful Police Criminal Records Check (PCRC)
- First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Certification
- Must sign an Oath of Confidentiality.
How to Apply
Interested applicants are invited to submit application via Beendigen’s website at http://www.beendigen.com/employment/ or to submit an updated resume and cover letter with competition number TPS-01-05 in the subject line to hr email.
Only those applicants granted an interview will be contacted.
Beendigen Anishinabe Women’s Crisis Home and Family Healing Agency welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.