Part Time Street Level Worker

The Mustard Seed Edmonton, AB
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As a member of the Street Level Team, the Street Level Worker will have a broad working knowledge of all areas of The Mustard Seed’s Basic Services. This position will assist community participants in accessing resources, as well as maintain a safe and welcoming environment where staff, participants, and volunteers become a life-giving community that nurtures hope, health, and transformation. Crisis intervention and de-escalation resolution will be daily occurrences for the role. 

Position Type: Hiring Part time & Relief Positions available. Fixed term until October 31, 2021. 
Reporting to: 96th St Drop-in Supervisor
Location: 96th Street Building, Edmonton
Number of Positions to Fill: Multiple positions

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fulfill the mission of The Mustard Seed’s ministry and maintain a high level of professionalism, respect and gratitude with all staff, donors, volunteers, community participants and visitors
  • Create a safe and healthy environment for all community participants accessing our services
  • Follow appropriate health protocols and recommendations as pertaining to screening for COVID-19
  • Work with community participants to encourage positive changes in lifestyle and behavior through supportive relationships and day-to-day interactions
  • Create opportunities for volunteers to learn about and contribute to the mission and vision of The Mustard Seed
  • Foster meaningful relationships with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers and community participants
  • Ensure daily tidiness and cleanliness of work area; participating in daily sanitization of high touch areas
  • Support the dignity of our guests by seeking to identify their needs in a respectful manner
  • Enforce guest suspensions when necessary
  • Provide crisis intervention as required 
  • Ability to appropriately handle harm reduction supplies and sharps

OTHER DUTIES

  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and respond quickly to individuals in crisis, including but not limited to physical or mental health concerns
  • Respond to conflicts in a healthy, respectful and safe manner
  • Model healthy relationships with community participants and volunteers through listening, advising and providing appropriate referrals
  • Assist community participants in accessing The Mustard Seed services available in the Drop-In programs and activities
  • Assist with the kitchen meal programs
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of programs within the drop-in
  • Maintain specific records such as stats, volunteers, reports, incident reports, and other computer files
  • Participate in all staff training (e.g. First Aid, SafeTALK or ASSIST, Nonviolence Crisis Intervention, etc.) and attend meetings as required
  • Other duties and site related duties may be assigned when required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • Experience working within the culture of the inner city and/or with people experiencing poverty or homelessness is preferred
  • A demonstrated passion to be involved in ending homelessness in Alberta is essential
  • Proactive self-starter characteristics
  • A team player, who works collaboratively and has a “teachable spirit”     
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast- paced environment
  • Knowledge of mental illness and addictions is an asset
  • Experience working in a volunteer-based organization is considered an asset
  • Food Safety training is an asset

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The position will require ongoing compassionate care, frequent manual labor, conflict resolution and organizational ability
  • Moderate physical effort required. Considerable periods of standing, walking, cleaning, sorting and typing; mainly indoors and some outdoors
  • High mental effort required to pre-emptively identify and assess conflict, problem solve, maintain healthy boundaries, and provide empathetic support for people facing extreme personal struggles
  • Considerable periods of standing, walking, indoors and outdoors

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

NOTE

  • Your privacy is important to us. The information we collect is used solely for consideration for employment.
  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.
  • Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.
 
 
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