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JOB SUMMARY

The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society (ACEHS) is seeking a Camp Support Worker to aid the Camp Coordinator, the participants, and facilitators at the ACEH’s land-based healing camps with the Indigenous Street Family.  The Camp Support Worker will assist the coordinator to engage with various communities on Vancouver Island to provide members of the Indigenous Street Family to get out on the land. Working in tandem with communities and community project leads, within community practices and protocols, the Camp Support Worker will develop Work Plans for each camp. The scope of the work will include the overall logistics, preplanning, planning, delivery, and supporting the evaluation of experiences and services.

ABOUT US

We are a non-profit and registered charitable organization whose sole focus is to support Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness with a vision to lead long-term systemic change to better meet the needs of our people living away from home and experiencing homelessness.

Located in downtown Victoria, the Culturally Supportive House (CSH) was designed for Indigenous peoples experiencing homelessness who are seeking a safe space to self-isolate with 24/7 support. The house provides cultural programming, meals, and a Managed Alcohol Program.

 

Posting Details

Date Posted: May 4, 2022

Closing Date: May 15, 2022, 4:00pm

Location: Victoria, BC

Hours: 20 hrs/week, M-F: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wage / Salary: $25/hour

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ABOUT THE ROLE

  • Assisting with all aspects of participant recruitment, outreach, facilitation, building relationships, risk mitigation including supporting the nurse to conduct intake forms to develop care plans.
  • Assisting with shopping and meal planning.
  • Conducting camp supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Book campsites, travel, accommodation, and rental equipment.
  • Maintaining connections with camp participants, reminding them of upcoming dates including medical dates that may be required to participate – liaise with the participant’s primary caregiver
  • Ensuring ACEH van logs are maintained, and receipts are submitted and thoroughly cleaning the van after use.
  • Ensuring that camp planning forms are completed.
  • Camp set up, cooking, camp takedown, updating the inventory list and purchasing replacement material and equipment where needed in preparation for the next camp.
  • Maintaining contact and check-ins with the Participants.
  • Conducting a debrief talking circle.
  • Tracking data and paperwork, including data entry.
  • Prior to camps and post camps ongoing outreach and liaising and follow-up will be required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Sound understanding of the intergenerational trauma that occurs because of colonization, Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop, and other oppressive systems as well as the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Required demonstrated experience in planning, coordinating, and working in a fast-paced environment requiring troubleshooting
  • Respectful and supportive, works well with a large team
  • Solutions Based
  • Level 5 Driver’s License – ability to drive ACEH van with passengers

SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Progressive understanding of persistent mental illness, addictions and other challenges and how these impact people’s overall health, wellbeing, and quality of life
  • Ability to work in a holistic, professional, and non-judgmental manner as you are working with a broad range of personalities, needs, cultures, lived experiences and abilities Ability to effectively respond and adjust to unexpected events, assess high risk situations, problem-solve, provide crisis intervention and manage conflict in a culturally supportive manner
  • Ability to work independently and effectively respond to and manage competing demands while adhering to deadlines
  • Effective written, electronic and verbal communication skills to facilitate interprofessional collaborative practice, healthy and culturally safe environments, and a respectful workplace for community members, staff, guests and volunteers

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Ability to use stairs
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to complete repetitive tasks (such as sitting, standing, walking and bending)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Preference will be given to qualified candidates with Indigenous ancestry.
  • The ACEH values strength in diversity. As an inclusive employer that celebrates the gifts of all its staff, the ACEHS encourages members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community to apply.
  • Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter which highlights how your knowledge, skills and abilities will culturally support and contribute to the ACEH and our community.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter to jobs@acehsociety.com and cc’ director@acehsociety.com with the job title in the subject line.

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