Native Council of PEI

The Native Council of PEI is opening a Low-Barrier Men’s Homeless Shelter in Summerside. The shelter will work to
provide wrap-around care while maintaining a safe and respectful environment for both residents and staff. The
Shelter Resource Worker will provide a trauma-informed, non-judgmental approach to care. The Shelter Resource
Worker will support and refer clients to programs and services to address issues of homelessness, mental health,
addictions, and to other support services.

• Manage resident intake, including completing daily entrance and intake forms, doing safety checks (kitbags), and storing
resident’s belongings etc.
• Supervise clients’ access to medications using daily sign-in/out forms.
• Record detailed incident reports and daily case management notes.
• Plan meals for the residents and create weekly meal plans.
• Establish collaborative relationships with residents, working to increase their strengths and creating wellness strategies.
• Establish clear, simple, and consistent limits for the residents.
• Encourage and facilitate the participation of residents to create a safe, positive atmosphere.
• Maintain awareness of any issues experienced by the residents and inform the supervisor.
• Supervise basic life skills chores or teach a resident how to complete them in a supportive manner. Encourage basic hygiene for all residents.
• Connect residents to cultural, addiction and metal health supports.
• Ensure safety of residents and staff throughout shift.

• Demonstrated experience working with persons with a diagnosed mental health condition, preferably in a skill
development or residential environment capacity.
• Experience working with individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues.
• The ability to demonstrate deep respect not only for clients but for the teams they support, as well as peers and
community partners.
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) certification, Naloxone training, First Aid and CPR certifications would be
considered assets.
• Good communication and judgement skills.
• Capable of sustained physical activity.
• The ability to work flexible shifts.

As per section 16(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act: Preference will be given to persons of Indigenous ancestry.

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