Considering the uniqueness of our environment; here at Westminster House, we seek to employ qualified candidates, persons with lived experience, as well as graduates from the Westminster House Program who show applicable skill levels.
In all our interactions, we endeavour to treat all people with dignity and respect, encouraging and coaching to ensure job success, and to assist in whatever way possible to help staff in overcoming personal limitations.
We are committed to establishing and maintaining a work environment where:
- The rights and contributions of our staff members are consistently acknowledged valued and respected.
- Salaries, benefits, and working conditions are fair and equitable.
- Policies and Procedures are structured in accordance with the Mission of Westminster House, in concert with prevailing labour legislation.
- The application of all policies and procedure is fair, reasonable, and consistent.
- Employees are encouraged to communicate and participate in shaping the working environment for the benefit of staff, clients, and the organization.
- Westminster House maintains enough employed and/or contracted professional and non-professional staff qualified to meet all the care and service needs of persons served within a safe, healthy environment that fit the current
CURRENT POSTING AT WESTMINSTER HOUSE:
Youth Support Worker (see pdf below)
Westminster House employee must meet and comply with the following
- Have a clear criminal record check regarding working with vulnerable women and be bondable.
- Submit a medical certificate before beginning employment certifying that they are medically capable of carrying out assigned duties.
- Comply with the immunization program of The Fraser Health Authority that is recorded in their personnel file.
- Have tuberculosis clearance (current TB test documentation)
- Client Care workers need a basic knowledge of addictions and must complete, within their first-year Basic Counselling.
- Client Care Workers to enrol an approved Substance Abuse Certificate Program within 12 months of employment
- Kitchen and Client Support workers are to have completed Food Safe.
- Require working knowledge of the 12 Steps.
- Complete the St. John Ambulance Basic First Aid course and be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
1. Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Capable of working with diverse populations. Ability to work with vulnerable individuals negatively impacted by addiction, physical and mental health issues, in all stages of life changes.
2. Behave Ethically: Understand code of ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
3. Build Relationships: Establish and maintain collaborative and positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
4. Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, respectful, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
5. Computer Proficiency: Demonstrate the minimum proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office 2013/365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook) as well as other relevant information technology skills.
6. Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
7. Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
8. Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
9. Lead: Positively influences others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
10. Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
11. Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities.
12. Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
13. Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather, and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
14. Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.