Home Support Worker/ Housekeeper, the Lux

POSITION TITLE: Home Support Worker (Community Health Worker/Housekeeper)
PROGRAM: the Lux
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY: $18.23 (bcgeu grid 1)
POSITION TYPE: Temporary Part-Time until return of incumbent, 0.4 FTE
START DATE: as soon as possible
SCHEDULE: Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm; includes 30 minute unpaid meal break

To apply, please quote competition #013 and send cover letter and resume to: cbocol@raincityhousing.org
Drop off: 616 Powell St, Vancouver BC
Fax: 604-254-3703

Job Summary: Helps ensure tenant rooms meet health and safety requirements by providing home support services to tenants such as housekeeping, laundry, supporting tenants to learn housekeeping skills, collecting and disposing of needles, assisting staff with pest control preparation.

Program: The Lux Transitional Housing Program provides 24 units of supported housing to women and men who are coping with the realities of homelessness, substance use, and complex physical and mental health concerns.  All 24 units are situated on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building. In addition to the transitional housing program being staffed 24/7 by support workers, the building is monitored 24/7 by front desk staff at the main entrance

Diversity: RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: many forms of education and experience are valued, including volunteering and lived experience of mental illness / addiction/ homelessness; Minimum education and experience includes:

  • Graduate of Grade 12.
  • One year of related experience.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification.

Key Skills and Abilities – for supporting people receiving our services

  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with tenants
  • Home management skills
  • Ability to observe and recognise changes in tenants
  • Ability to respond to problematic behaviour using an understanding of the behaviour’s context and function
  • Ability to informally teach skills that increase tenant’s ability to self-manage their homes
  • Ability to analyse problems and develop effective solutions
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to collaborate with staff team and external services
  • Ability to constructively resolve conflict with co-workers, management and external services
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to organise and prioritise duties
  • Ability to operate related equipment
    • Physically able to carry out the duties of the position
  • Demonstrates understanding of oppression and marginalization as related to chronically homeless individuals.