Community Connector – Barrett Centre – Temporary Full Time – 12 Month Contract
City : Hamilton, ON
Category : TFT (Contract over 9 months),Barrett Centre
Industry : Social Assistance
Employer : Good Shepherd
HOURS - Full time weekdays
The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our services include emergency food transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs. We are committed to integrating Harm Reduction practices into our programs and to prioritizing the rights, dignity, and choices of those who use substances. By integrating a Harm Reduction framework at Good Shepherd, we can decrease barriers to service and better support some of our community's most marginalized members.
This opportunity is with our Good Shepherd - Barrett Centre
How You Will Make an Impact
The successful candidate will extend our mission to patients of Shelter Health Network and HAMSMaRT through the provision of respectful and appropriate system navigation and advocacy services. This may include developing skills, education, outreach, and case conferences. The incumbent must be able to work independently and cooperatively in a challenging and rewarding values-based environment.
- Partner with clients HAMSMaRT and Shelter Health Network in developing and executing a plan of care that reflects client priorities and needs
- Establish positive rapport with clients and provide individualized home/community-based supports geared to building optimal health, wellness, safety and inclusion for clients
- Facilitate timely client access to community services and resources including those related to health and wellness, appropriate/affordable housing, income support, food security, therapeutic recreation, faith or cultural activities etc.
- Provide referrals, advocacy and system navigation services that address client needs and goals
- Responsible for participating in Good Shepherd's Health and Safety programs, procedures, procedures and work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations to minimize risk to clients, staff and others as well as to the property of the Good Shepherd
What You'll Bring to Our Team
- Post-secondary education in social services or a related field is required
- Minimum 1 year of experience working in community outreach or emergency shelter
- Have strong knowledge of Hamilton community services and resources, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing
- Understand and be comfortable working from a person-centered, trauma-informed approach
- Fluency in a 2nd language is an asset
- CPR certification or willingness to be certified is required
- Valid G license required
- Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
- Committed to anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice and to the mission and values of Good Shepherd
- Demonstrated understanding of workplace health and safety practices and understanding of an employee's responsibility under current legislation.
What We Offer
- Be a part of a caring TEAM THAT SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
- Support for continuing EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Staff recognition programs along with access to self-care supports and EMPLOYEE / FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
- POSITIVE and ENCOURAGING atmosphere
- Make a difference and provide HOPE
- Extended Health Benefits
Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you need accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877.
Good Shepherd has a mandatory verification of COVID-19 vaccination policy. More information on the full policy requirements and accommodation allowances will be provided to those selected for an interview.