Direct Contact Support Worker

at Choose Life Ministry (view profile)
Location Gainsborough, Canada
Date Posted March 24, 2021
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


The primary responsibility of the Direct Contact Staff is to provide support to the residents at Choose Life Ministry’s, Homestead for Hope.
Staff work closely with the residents in all areas of personal development, growth, life skills, as well as social and spiritual activities to enable the resident to attain her full potential.
▪ Willingness and ability to work in a manner that aligns with the mission, vision, and core values of Choose Life Ministry
▪ Promote an environment and program that is supportive and nurturing
▪ Involvement in the implementation of the program schedule in conjunction with team members and other staff
▪ Have a working knowledge of the application and implementation of program procedures and standards as outlined in the Resident Handbook
▪ Support the efforts to promote the residents’ spiritual needs by way of demonstrated interest and participation in program activities where necessary
▪ Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and social dynamics of working with residents coping with trauma and addictions
▪ Maintain a safe, clean and harmonious environment for residents and staff

  •  Effectively communicate with residents and program team members to ensure coordinated and consistent approaches to residents are applied
    ▪ Resolve any conflicts that may occur by applying techniques adapted from Crisis Prevention Intervention training
    ▪ Endeavour to develop strong positive rapport with both staff and residents
    ▪ Ensure the accuracy of all daily logs, incident reports, and other pertinent documentation as necessary
    ▪ Administer medication to residents in accordance with established policies
    ▪ Responsible for assisting with any type of resident and facility emergencies that may arise during the shift
    ▪ Responsible for transportation of residents to and from specific destinations including, but not limited to; programming sites, doctor’s appointments, planned activities, church, and other destinations as required
    ▪ Other duties as assigned by the Ministry Director