Nikihk Follow-up Support Worker

Nikihk Aboriginal Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up support program designed to assist those experiencing chronic homelessness due to experiencing trauma.  We provide in-home follow-up support, cultural and spiritual support and education, as well as trauma/healing support.  The Follow-up Support Worker will provide support and referrals to resources in the areas of mental, emotional, and physical health in order to assist in overcoming these possible barriers that prevent a participant in achieving housing stability.  The Follow-up Support Worker will work in collaboration with the Trauma/Healing Support Worker, the Cultural and Spiritual Educator, as well as other supports to create an action plan in the area of trauma recovery.

Responsibilities

  • Obtain information and prepare reports or case histories.
  • Appraise clients’ needs or eligibility for specific services.
  • Implement life skills workshops; assess client’s relevant skill strengths and development needs.
  • Conduct follow-up assessments, develop, coordinate, and implement the delivery of specific services within the community.
  • Provide suicide and crisis intervention, resolve conflict situations, implement substance abuse treatment programs, implement behaviour management programs.
  • Arrange individual and group counselling sessions, provide personal services support to persons with special needs.
  • Liaise with other social services agencies and health care providers involved with clients.
  • Maintain program statistics for purposes of evaluation and research.
  • Assist the clients with implementing basic life skills, financial management,  and home maintenance skills.

Education/ Qualifications

  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training.
  • Credentials (certificates, licenses, memberships, courses, etc.):
  • Social Service Worker (SSW) Diploma
  • Community Support Worker (CSW) Diploma
  • Human Services Diploma
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate
  • ETO database experience is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience relating to working with the homeless population is an asset.
  • Knowledge of housing and community resources in Edmonton.
  • Very familiar with emergency and other social services that would be of value to the homeless.
  • Excellent collaborative skills, knowledge of Aboriginal culture and traditions.
  • Own vehicle, willing to travel, and valid driver’s license.
  • Must have current (within 6 months) Criminal and Child & Family Intervention checks.
  • Drivers’ Abstract without any issues is mandatory before starting this position.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salaried, full-time position (34.50 hours per week).
  • Paid sick and wellness days after passing 3 months probationary period.
  • Extended Health Benefit Plan after 6 months of employment, which is a 50/50 cost sharing with taxable benefit.

Start Date

This position is to start immediately.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can complete our Job Application Form  and upload their resume.

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be selected for interviews.