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RELIEF CRISIS INTERVENTION COUNSELLORS
Location: Halton: Milton and Burlington
Wage Rate: $18.85 ($15.85 base rate plus $3.00 premium per hour)
Hours of Work: 7.5 and 12 hour shifts, includes weekends, AWAKE overnights
- Social Service Worker Diploma is minimum, Bachelor of Social Work is preferred
- Previous experience working with and understanding of violence against women
- Experience in crisis intervention, problem-solving and conflict resolution
- Ability to work in crisis situations with multiple demands
- Demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental and culturally sensitive support to women and children
- Willingness to develop knowledge and skills about violence against women and its impact upon children, women and the community
- Sound knowledge of community agencies and resources
- Capacity to work in a computerized environment and ability to track stats as needed
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to conduct safety planning and resident care plans with women
- Ability to facilitate women’s groups both educational/support and house meetings
- Assist with on the job training of new staff, students and volunteers
- Current CPR and First Aid is required
- Current Police Clearance Check required
- Current TB test required
- Knowledge of additional languages will be considered an asset
- Must be available to work all scheduled shifts as assigned
- Reliable Transportation Required
This is an SEIU Local 1.on unionized workplace
We thank all applicants and will directly contact only those candidates selected for further consideration. We are pleased to provide an accessible recruitment process and invite candidate to
advise us if accommodation is required at any stage of our selection process.
Please direct letters of application to: Human Resources, Halton Women’s Place.
By Fax: 905-332-1155
By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and Nutrition Worker – 5 month Contract, Ending on or around February 28, 2021
Reports To: Client Services Supervisor or Manager, Residential Services
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week full time
Responsible for food purchasing, menu planning, preparation, storage and inventory management. Ensures the maintenance and cleaning of kitchen and food storage facilities.
Food and Supply Coordination
- Completes weekly grocery shopping in consultation with residents and staff and based on pre-determined menu plans
- Completes all purchasing within budget allowance, sourcing best price and quality for all food items.
- Unpacks food orders, stocks kitchen
- Cleans kitchen, dining area, pantry and storage areas including appliances and shelves according to Department of Health standards
- Maintains inventory of all food and food prep equipment, prepares and places grocery orders
- Coordinates with local food banks, donors, grocery services to manage ongoing food and staples inventory
- Maintains relationship with current suppliers and works to assist in sourcing new suppliers
- Recommends to the Client Services Supervisor the development and implementation of policies and procedures relating to the household food and nutrition coordination
- Assists in preparation of special occasion events and meals
- Prepares weekly meal menus in consultation with residents and staff, ensuring cultural and dietary needs are met. Posts weekly menu schedule for residents.
- Organizes food orders and deliveries with suppliers.
- Prepares meals for residents, including children’s snack offerings.
- Plans and prepares meals for use during her absence.
- All food preparation to be carried out with cost effectiveness, food safety and minimized food waste
- Maintain appropriate and accurate file documentation and uphold client confidentiality, subject to legal and policy parameters.
- Maintain timely, accurate records as required
- Complete accurate time sheets and travel expense forms in timely manner
- Contact On Call Supervisor for emergencies and serious occurrences; complete relevant documentation i.e. incident reports
Health & Safety; Security
- Document and take action in response to all emergency situations within the shelter; including security threats; first aid, medical, safety and maintenance issues
- Adhere to all health and safety policies and procedures as outlined by the organization to minimize risk
- Address daily routine duties as required for facility maintenance and safety
- Complete all documentation necessary to identify and support the health, safety and wellbeing of all women; and children; and staff
- Use universal precautions at all times
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Core Competencies:
- Experience and comfortability in preparing food for a large group of people.
- Food Handling Certification will be required for position, and can be obtained upon acceptance of the position.
- Experience in menu planning and meal preparation for cultural food preferences and dietary restrictions such as vegetarianism would be an asset
- Training/experience with all aspects of food industry, including food safety, preparation, storage and sanitation.
- Knowledge of food, nutrition, healthy menu planning, healthy living, and working knowledge of Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating
- Knowledge or understanding of the different dietary requirements for women and children and the impact stress may have on dietary needs
- Proven initiative and effective problem solving ability.
- Excellent decision making and strong time management skills.
- High ethical standards and integrity consistent with agency values.
- Administration/organizational skills.
- General knowledge of community resources.
- Strong computer competency with ability to source information, recipes, etc.
- Ability to access transportation to attend community meetings and purchase food within Halton Region, specifically Milton and Burlington.
This is an SEIU Local 1.on unionized workplace
Please direct letters of application by 12 noon, Saturday, October 3, 2020 to:
Halton Women’s Place
By E-mail: email@example.com
**It is your responsibility to ensure the application has been received.
You have options:
You have options:
IF YOU DECIDE TO LEAVE
- Call our 24 hour Crisis, Information and Support Line to speak with a trained Crisis Intervention Counsellor;
- The Crisis Intervention Counsellor will explore your options with you and support you to create a Safety Plan, along with creating an Emergency Escape Plan
- If you have pets, you can explore safe options with the Crisis Intervention Counsellor.
If you do choose to come to Halton Women’s Place, you and your child(ren) may stay for up to 12 weeks. Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will work alongside you on your personal goals, which may include:
- Accessing community support;
- Accessing counselling;
- Obtaining housing;
- Accessing financial supports;
- Exploring legal supports;
- Any other individual goals.
Emergency transportation is available to help you get to the shelter.
IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO LEAVE
- Call the Halton Women’s Place 24-hour Crisis, Information and Support Line.
- Our Crisis Intervention Counsellors will offer support, counselling, resources and information. They will also explore your options.
- Crisis Intervention Counsellors will also offer to support you to create a safety plan for you, and your children, if applicable
- Crisis support is available on the phone or in person at either shelter. No appointment is necessary.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SHELTER
- Safe shelter with staff available 24 hours a day;
- Clean and welcoming bedrooms;
- Laundry facilities;
- Children’s Services, including parenting support, therapeutic groups, children’s activities, playroom;
- Court support for interim custody and restraining orders;
- Supportive counselling;
- Advocacy for you and your children;
- Support in accessing community services;
- Support groups;
- On-Going Safety Planning;
- Planning for departure from shelter
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