Employee Support Worker

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JustWork is a social enterprise founded in 2006. Our goal is to offer dignified work opportunities for our employees while providing our customers with excellent products and services. The employee support worker fills a critical role in ensuring that the employees have the support and resources to help them maintain long-term employment.
 
Overview
The primary task of the employee support worker is to come along aside our employees and help them in various challenges or areas of growth outside of work tasks they would like to focus on. The person who fills this role will have had some previous experience in helping people navigate various barriers and challenges in their lives and has a heart to see people thrive.

Duties:
  • Conduct direct employment life skills support with employees providing direct, non-judgmental, one-on-one support as needed
  • Work with managers, and advocate on behalf of employees facing barriers to employment on issues that may affect employment (housing, mental health, addictions, money management, relationships etc.)
  • Provide education and support to social enterprise managers and crew leaders regarding job supports, life skills, etc. as related to employees facing barriers
  • Work with community partners to develop a network of employment supports related to housing, mental illness, etc.
  • As requested by employees, offer prayer and spiritual support.

Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated counselling and/or support experience
  • Front line experience in the areas of addictions, mental health, housing, relationships, life skills, social skills among other assets
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in Employment Support, Social Work, Human Resources or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in accessing community resources to address issues (Housing, Addictions, Mental Health Services, Money Management, Education, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to help individuals identify and work through issues
  • Empathetic, personable, approachable and able to provide non-judgmental support
  • Ability to think critically and independently problem solve
  • Able to network with community supports related to housing, mental health, addictions, workplace and personal relationships, life skills and social skills among others
  • Can manage time and prioritize work
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • A driver’s license & vehicle are an asset

Time Commitment:
The current role is for someone able to work up to an average of 5 to 10 hours  per week.

Accountability:
This person will report to the Executive Director. 

Compensation
●  This is role is paid on an hourly basis.

Contact:
If interested, please send your resume and a letter outlining your interest to our operations coordinator at ​info@justwork.ca