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Personal Support Worker

Homes First

This is a Contract position in Orangeville, ON posted June 9, 2021.

Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.

APPLICANTS MUST QUOTE “PSW-S” This position assists clients who are housed within Homes First Society to maintain optimal health and mental health stability while adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.

Responsibilities involve: Job Description: Providing support to clients who are facing challenges including Poverty, Mental Health, Addictions, Abuse, and Social Isolation.

Providing support with basic Life Management Skills, such as Assertive Communication, Goal Setting, Working with Feedback, Conflict Resolution, Problem Solving, and Managing Change.

Assist and improve tenants’ Self Esteem while helping them access resources for health and well-being.

Demonstrated ability to work with individuals who present hoarding behaviors.

Use of Case Management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals.

Working independently and as part of a team.

Applying knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act.

Qualifications: Personal Support Worker Certification or equivalent work experience.

Knowledge of mental health issues and several years of experience working with people with mental health issues.

Certificates in First Aid, CPR, and Crisis Prevention Ability to work shifts.

Knowledge of and/or experience with the homeless population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices, and systemic reasons for homelessness an asset.

Excellent interpersonal skills Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer