Peer Support Worker (Casual)

Overview of the Position


Lennon House is looking for weekend and casual Peer Support staff (male and female) who will come alongside the residents in their recovery journey.

 

While supporting and guiding residents during their stay at Lennon House, they will undergo programming and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully transition to community living.

 

Part time/Casual Peer Support Worker may also help prepare residents to live independently through teaching basic life skills. 

 

All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and must be discreet and discerning when working with residents.

 

A high moral standard of work ethics will be required at all times. 

 

General Duties

 

  • As soon as you arrive, each staff person reads the log book (daily reports) for themselves.

  • Establish trusting relationships with residents.

  • Maintain a harmonious balance within the residence.

  • Listen to and act upon residents’ concerns.

  • Escalate concerns and recommendations to management regarding residents.

  • Work with residents to complete their in-house training program.

  • Each staff person writes a Daily Report.

  • Complete other tasks necessary to support residents (as determined by management).

  • Be familiar with and abide by the Ethics and Lennon House rules as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

  • In absence of management, call emergency services if required.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Grade 12 or equivalency.

  • Must have minimum 2 years recovery from addiction and be currently active in a recovery community.

  • Extensive knowledge of addictions and recovery process 

  • Good oral and written communications skills, computer keyboarding skills, good record keeping skills. 

  • Ability to work well with people in need. Ability to work in a team environment. 

  • Help in assisting resident transition by helping them make plans for transition back in community, find employment, write resume, find housing, etc. 

  • Able to assist in garden work or kitchen if needed in the context of working alongside the resident in a supervisory and encouraging role.

  • Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector check required.

  • Driver’s license. Please note that Lennon House is in a rural area approximately 20 minutes from Charlottetown. This means that employees will need to drive in winter driving conditions to get to and from work and that emergency services’ response time will be longer than if the residence was in Charlottetown. 

  • Specialized training -  Non-Violent Crisis Intervention is a requirement for all staff. This training will be provided free of charge to all potential employees. 

Dietary Cook (Part Time)

Overview of the Position

 

Accountable for the timely and accurate production of meals that meet general and individual dietary requirements.

 

The Dietary Cook adheres to all policies and regulations for safety, hygiene and the Home’s food preparation processes.

 

Core Competencies

 

  • Service Orientation

  • Communication

  • Respect

  • Teamwork

  • Quality Assurance

  • Problem Solving

  • Accountability and Dependability

  • Ethical

  • Integrity

 
Job Duties

 

  • Ensure all menu items are prepared and served according to approved menu. 

  • Assure that the presentation of all menu items are served in the proper portion size and at the proper temperature standards.

  • Adhere to established standards.

  • Prepare meals based on nutritional programs and individual plans.

  • Ensure the quality of meals in regards to taste, presentation and dietary requirements.

  • Ensure quality and safety of food by performing standard and any additional sanitary measures including dish washing, sweeping of the floors, cleaning of surfaces, as well as proper covering, labelling and storage of food items according to standards and procedures.  Empty all garbage cans in kitchen and dining room.  Sanitize all surfaces in dining room.

  • Work at an efficient and consistent pace to ensure timely preparation of all meals.

  • Ensure that each resident receives meals corresponding to their dietary requirements and ensuring proper texture.

  • Ensure that the correct quantities are prepared to meet daily needs.

  • Maintain a safe, clean, confidential and friendly environment for employees, volunteers and residents.

Requirements
 

  • Minimum 1 year of cooking experience required.

  • Submit a current Criminal Records Check

  • Food Handlers Certificate 

  • WHMIS Certificate 

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English as to be understood effectively by another individual.

  • Weekend Day shift.

How to Apply

Any interested individuals with the above qualifications are asked to submit a PDF version of the following documents to office@lennonhouse.ca

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Three (3) professional references

 

No in person or on site applications will be accepted as Lennon House provides a secure and safe environment for residents.
 

Position availabilities:

  • Part-time (permanent)

  • Casual

 

We thank all applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.