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Oceanside HEART Temporary Overnight Shelter at St Edmunds Support Worker 2

Wage: $20.00
Hours per week: 12 to 36
Start date: Feb 22, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter

Website OHEARTS: Oceanside Homelessness Ecumenical Advocacy Response Team Society

Shelter Support Worker 2 will assist Shelter Support Worker 1 to provide a warm, safe, comfortable overnight shelter for up to 8 guests who are homeless.  Support Worker 2 will assist Support Worker 1 in providing a dinner and breakfast meal, maintaining a tidy environment and, as requested by guests, connecting them to other community services.

Oceanside HEART Society is an ecumenical group working together to create a safe, welcoming and caring environment offering temporary overnight cold weather shelter.  We are a non-profit society looking for employees comfortable working in a team environment.  This position will be starting immediately and continuing to March 31, 2021.

Education required:
  • Certificate qualifications such as Counselling Courses, Addictions Courses, Non-violent crisis intervention/ de-escalation, Managing Hostile Interactions would be an asset, but not required
  • Willing to get a Criminal Record Check: with Vulnerable Populations Check

Training with the Society:

  • Covid 19 protocols
  • Policies and procedures
  • Trauma informed – non-violent crisis intervention/de-escalation

Qualified College Certification would be an asset but not required

Experience & skills:
  • Demonstrated interest in working with those who are homeless,  experience with vulnerable populations, relevant lived experience, experience working with seniors, or experience with people who are self-medicating
Incentives / perks:

This position will offer an introduction to the requirements and rewards of working with community to assist a vulnerable population as well as the opportunity to work with and learn from experienced shelter support workers.

Additional Info:

The OHEARTS Temporary Shelter at St Edmunds is funded by BC Housing, with significant support from the Oceanside Community.

How to apply:

Please email your letter of application and resume with references to

OceansideHEART2020@gmail.com or text/call 250-927-2717.

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#110-198 East Island Hwy,
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Fax. 250.248.4154

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#110-198 East Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H3
Tel. 250.248.3205
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm