Work for PHS

PHS embraces a diverse, flexible and inclusive working environment that is reflective of the communities served.

Trust, mutual respect and dignity are fundamental PHS values.

We have fair employment practices and recognize the unique talent and input each individual brings.

This is a pragmatic and compassionate organization with a committed and supportive team environment focused on a unified goal.

Make a difference in your community – apply today at jobs@phs.ca

Mental Health Worker (Casual)

Vancouver and Victoria

PHS Community Services Society is looking for casual Mental Health Workers to fill a variety of frontline positions supporting marginalized people in both Vancouver and Victoria.

Mental Health Workers are the backbone of PHS. They are embedded within PHS housing projects and programs to support residents and participants with immediate, practical day-to-day needs. In this position, you are the first to respond to and assess emergency situations, particularly overdose response.

PHS is expanding the casual pool due to ongoing growth and opening new residential units and support programs. We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

Want to know if it’s for you? There’s a behind-the-scenes view of the job duties in this blog post, and videos featuring Victoria and Vancouver staff talking about the position.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

PHS hires from within. Mental Health Worker and Home Support Worker roles provide foundational skills for individuals looking to progress within the organization.

Flexible scheduling. Casuals work 11 – 33 hours per week. Scheduling is completed monthly, with the opportunity to take additional hours at shorter notice, if it suits you. (You will not be on call.)

It’s a CUPE 1004 union position, overnight and weekend premiums apply, and there’s access to our family assistance program.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide harm reduction, support, and housing services for PHS residents and service users.
  • Safety and security measures
  • General cleaning duties for the project or program
  • Crisis intervention/de-escalation
  • Responding to emergency situations, particularly overdose response

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is required
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working with marginalized populations an asset
  • Need a non-judgmental, compassionate, harm reduction approach
  • Class 5 Driver’s Licence preferred

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Salary: $26.42 p/h plus 9.6 percent in lieu of benefits; nights an additional $2.50 p/h. Weekend premiums.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Home Support/Pest Control

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is hiring a Supportive Housing Worker De-Hoarding/Pest Control.

This position works as part of a collaborative team providing daily supports including cleaning of resident rooms, pest control measures, de-hoarding, harm reduction, safety and security measures and crisis intervention. In this position, you are the first to respond to and assess emergency situations, particularly overdose response.

We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

For more of an idea about PHS frontline roles, see the videos featuring Victoria and Vancouver staff talking about the related Mental Health Worker position.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

PHS hires from within. Client-facing roles provide foundational skills for individuals looking to progress within the organization.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for cleaning residents’ rooms in accordance with initiatives set out by the Project Manager and their own self-directed work.
  • Attends building inspections with pest control agencies, and ensures that rooms are prepared for scheduled inspections or treatments, including posting appropriate signage.
  • Responsible for room cleanouts and preparation for new resident arrivals.
  • Fosters a sense of community to provide support to help residents build self-esteem through role modeling and other techniques.
  • Ensuring safe storage, transport, handling, mixing and application of all pesticides according to IPM best practices and all municipal, provincial and federal pesticide legislation, posing the least risk of exposure to people and the environment.
  • Listens and responds to participants’ concerns, questions and requests in a manner that conveys respect. Responsible for de-escalating hostile interactions. Escalates to higher authorities as necessary.

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • Licensed and certified Integrated Pest Management (IPM) specialists by the Ministry of Environment. (PHS is willing to assist in obtaining the IMP certification for successful candidates.)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification is required.
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience working with marginalized populations an asset.
  • Must bring a non-judgmental, compassionate and anti-oppressive, harm reduction approach.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a preferred asset.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Job type: Full-time, permanent.

Schedule: Eight-hour shifts, Monday to Friday.

Salary: $26.42 p/h

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Licensed Practical Nurse (Casual)

Vancouver

PHS Health Care is looking for a skilled Licenced Practical Nurse to join one of our frontline medical clinics.

The successful candidate will perform the full scope of nursing functions in a primary care setting, where the focus is on harm reduction, addictions and mental health.

The supportive PHS Health Care medical team includes more than 13 GPs and addiction specialists, 20 nurses, two social workers and dedicated medical office assistants. We are part of PHS Community Services Society, which provides low barrier housing and community supports to marginalized people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. We have a unique model where clinical care is provided through embedded clinics in PHS housing and through our outpatient clinics at Columbia Street Community Clinic, the Molson Overdose Prevention Site and our new safe supply program, SAFER. In addition, PHS Health Care runs monthly Hep C and women’s health clinics, as well as access to various other in-house specialist clinics, including internal medicine and neurology.

Full-scope nursing

What does an average day look like for a PHS Health Care nurse? You will be providing primary healthcare services to patients with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases. This includes providing physical, addiction and mental health assessments, referring residents to the physician for further examination, administering prescribed treatments and medications. You will be monitoring progress, symptoms and behavioral changes, and performing a variety of healthcare interventions – particularly wound management.

There’s a lot of longitudinal relationship-building with patients, leading to opportunities to devise creative care planning.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. Our healthcare team, under the guidance of Medical Director Dr. Christy Sutherland, are respected innovators in opioid use disorder treatment. We continue to innovate with flexible safe supply models.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS Health Care is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with physicians, nurses, social workers and other members of the interdisciplinary team to deliver low barrier full primary care and mental health and addictions treatment services.
  • Performs full scope of practical nursing functions according to the BCCNM standards for LPNs with a focus on stable and/or predictable states of health.
  • Performs activities such as assessments, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of client care and provides nursing care according to the established care plans.
  • Provides education, instruction, and support either one-to-one or in small groups using health promotion, harm reduction and community-building approaches.
  • Works with the registered nurse and physician/physician-on-call when caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where there is a complexity of care that requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Maintains and updates own clinical competence per the BCCNM standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.

Education & experience

  • Graduate of a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia Collage of Nurses & Midwives.
  • Two (2) years’ recent experience working as a full scope Licensed Practical Nurse in mental health or substance use settings.
  • Current CPR-HCP Certification.
  • Completion of BCCDC Online Immunization Competency Course for Licensed Practical Nurses or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting position.
  • Additional training to perform at full scope in this role as described (e.g. taking phlebotomy), or willingness to achieve the same shortly after starting in position.

Knowledge and abilities

  • Knowledge and practice within the BCCNM standards of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance use conditions, trauma- and violence-informed care, harm reduction and Indigenous cultural safety.
  • Ability to clinically support clients with mental health and substance use issues and addiction.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to employ effective conflict resolution and reconciliation approaches and techniques.
  • Knowledge and experience with electronic medical records and basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook).

Terms of employment

Job type: Casual. Day shifts. (No evenings or nights.)

Salary: As per HEABC and the Nurses’ Bargaining Association Provincial Collective Agreement wage grid (LPN 1).

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Senior Human Resources Advisor

Vancouver

Reporting directly to the Human Resources Manager, this role acts as the primary point of contact for Vancouver-based employees and managers for all HR-related issues.

The Senior HR Advisor is responsible for the recruitment of all Vancouver-based employees, for coordinating and delivery of onboarding training to new hires, for coaching and progressively disciplining and terminating staff in Vancouver.

The Senior Advisor assists and coaches excluded managers in the disciplinary process for permanent staff and assists managers with leaves and return-to-work coordination. Experience applying HEABC collective agreements is considered a strong asset. This position has access to an extensive range of confidential and sensitive employee information from both the HR and Finance departments. This position is bound by confidentiality.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, and retention of employees at the Vancouver-based PHS locations, in conjunction with the HR department team and program/project managers.
  • Provides direct oversight and works alongside the HR team during the job posting and scheduling process; anticipates upcoming staff shortages and coverage issues and assists project managers in the recruitment of new staff.
  • Support the development and delivery of employee training programs; ensure processes for mandatory training completion and tracking are effective and consistent.
  • In consultation with the HR manager, develops/updates/rewrites job requirements and job descriptions for all union and non-union positions, and maintains organized filing systems.
  • Employee / Labour relations: the interpretation and administration of terms & conditions of employment and collective agreements, including implementation of changes negotiated through HEABC.
  • Investigates work issues for employees and manages the progressive discipline process, up to and including termination; advises and supports Managers in writing adverse reports and delivering disciplinary meetings.
  • Supports the grievance process by conducting preliminary research into grievance issues, and works closely with the HR Manager to resolve grievances pertaining to Vancouver in a timely manner.
  • Coach leaders and employees in effective performance management, including goal setting, review processes, effective feedback, and employee development.
  • In conjunction with the HR Disability Management Advisor, manage and coordinate all aspects of injury / illness claims processes, including short and long-term disability claims, WorkSafeBC claims, absence management, and Enhanced Disability Management Program.
  • Engage as a member of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee, and partner with other members of the team to ensure the organization is meeting all health and safety regulations and requirements.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related field such as Business Administration with additional human resources education.
  • CPHR designation (or working towards) is an asset.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience as a Human Resources Generalist with experience in labour relations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate core competencies of the PHS mandate and approach to care and harm reduction.
  • Experience of HEABC collective agreements considered a strong asset.
  • Excellent conflict de-escalation skills that consider a variety of factors including mental health and addiction issues.
  • Knowledge of WorksafeBC/OHS programs & procedures and critical incident reporting required.
  • Active learner; keeps informed about legislation, regulations, industry trends, technology and protocols.
  • Excellent organizational & multi-tasking skills in a dynamic fast-paced HR environment.

Terms of employment

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental and vision care.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

HR Scheduler

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is urgently hiring an HR Scheduler in Vancouver.

Reporting to the HR Manager and Senior Managers of Programs and Housing, the Scheduler is responsible for ensuring that all scheduling vacancies are filled by qualified unionized staff, using approved protocols and processes. The Scheduler is responsible to ensure that all supervisory staff (unionized and excluded managers) are aware of all changes to project or program staff schedules, and that the appropriate changes have been made in the HRIS system (Ceridian Dayforce) to ensure correct information is displayed.

As a member of the Human Resources and Coverage Team at PHS, the Scheduler will have access to confidential information regarding employees on a regular basis.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

The PHS headquarters is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities 

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Receives absence notifications from employees and documents reasons for absence in an organized and consistent fashion.
  • Calls out and fills shift vacancies using approved methodology.
  • Notifies management of absences as required.
  • Identifies instances of understaffing and arranges coverage or redeployment of staff as necessary.
  • Monitors staff schedules to ensure adherence to both collective agreement and internal PHS policy requirements.
  • Establishes effective employee relationships at all levels based on trust, experience and credibility.
  • Supports the HR team in the planning, implementation, execution and roll-out of HR programs and processes.
  • Provides backup for, and collaborates closely with, the wider HR and coverage team.

Education and experience

  • Grade 12 minimum (post-secondary completion preferred).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in scheduling a strong asset.
  • Ability to prioritize, work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and balance a diverse workload.
  • Proven diplomacy, tact, empathy and understanding of sensitive/confidential HR issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in a variety of office software applications including Outlook, MS Word and Excel, with experience in HR/Payroll systems (Ceridian Dayforce preferred).
  • Demonstrated maturity, professionalism, diplomacy, confidentiality and discretion.
  • Desire for continuous learning and professional development.
  • Experience working with marginalized populations considered a strong asset. 

Terms of employment 

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Salary: $52,915 per annum.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care.

Schedule: Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday from 6am to 4pm.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Senior Manager of Programs

Vancouver

PHS is looking for a seasoned leader to join our team as our next Senior Manager of Programs!

This is an exciting leadership position working with dedicated staff on innovations in harm reduction, overdose response and safer pharmaceutical initiatives for people who use substances. This position provides oversight at some of our flagship services that include Insite, North America’s first sanctioned supervised injection site, our nationally recognized Community Managed Alcohol Program and our innovative safe supply program SAFER which provides pharmaceutical alternatives to those at risk of overdose.

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Senior Manager is required to keep up to date on trends in substance use and harm reduction initiatives, implement innovative outcome-based programming, and measure outcomes in support of best practices. This position has oversight of specific contracts, budgets and reports; site and operations management; risk management; community relations and collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders to achieve excellence in service delivery.

Do you have a passion for supporting people on their journey, working to break down barriers to accessing services, innovating solutions to identified needs, and uplifting the community? This position works with inclusivity using a trauma-informed practice to address the needs of those most marginalized in our community. Our participants are often homeless or inadequately housed, live in poverty, are aging in place, use illicit substances, and suffer from multiple traumas and mental health issues.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Designs, Implements and evaluates programs to meet critical community need.
  • Develops programming in response to community needs based on continuous assessment and evaluation.
  • Performs needs assessment and write grants and reports based on findings.
  • Provides ongoing staff development and team building, support and training to ensure staff and volunteers are able to meet the needs of the community.
  • Provides leadership, supervision, performance management and direction to both excluded and non-excluded program managers.
  • Complies with and ensures adherence to all organizational, funder and ministerial policies, contracts and agreements.
  • Manages specific operational budgets, budget planning, monitoring and reporting.
  • Works with the Director of Programs to develop operational plans and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Maintains effective communications with funders and stakeholders on emerging issues, service gaps and changes in priority needs.

Education and experience

  • Excellence in program development and grant management,
  • Seven to 10 years’ management experience, working in a not-for-profit setting. Knowledge of low-barrier harm reduction methodologies considered a strong asset.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Professionalism, adept at maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience in proposal writing and program needs assessment, development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of budgets and budget management.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on integrity and transparency.

Terms of employment 

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental and vision care.

Schedule: Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (flexibility is required).

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Senior Accountant: Financial Analysis

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is hiring a Senior Accountant: Financial Analysis.

The Senior Accountant will be a key member of the finance team and will be responsible for supporting PHS departments to monitor and forecast project performance, and preparing reports to funders confirming expectations have been met. It requires a person with strong attention to detail and exceptional analytical skills.

Working closely and collaboratively with the accounting team in a fast-paced environment, the role involves supporting the Controller in preparing financial statements, financial analysis, budgeting, reporting, and other related duties as assigned by management.

This position is bound by confidentiality.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports.
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Analyzes financial reports and data to spot trends and variances from established targets.
  • Communicates financial analysis results to applicable stakeholders in a timely manner as established by management and organizational financial policies.
  • Assists with evaluation and modeling of new projects as assigned by management.
  • Works with the Controller to prepare annual documentation for external auditors
  • Coordinates with funders on financial reviews.
  • Liaises with accounting team members to prepare financial reports for funders in accordance with operating agreements, grant agreements, funder expectations and timelines.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for the assigned projects and liaises with the Senior Accountant, Budgets and Forecasts and the Finance Manager for rolling into the organization budgets.

Qualifications

  • Professional Accounting Designation (Chartered Professional Accountant) in good standing.
  • Minimum five years’ experience.
  • Intermediate to advanced level proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, advanced level proficiency with Excel.
  • Non-profit accounting experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics software an asset.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with employees at various levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates good writing, record keeping and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates strong internet research skills.
  • Flexible and willing to adapt in a fast-paced environment.

Terms of employment 

Job Type: Permanent, full-time.

Salary: $80,000 – 90,000 per annum.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental, vision care, municipal pension plan.

Schedule:  Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (flexibility is required).

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff.  We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

Social Worker

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is hiring a Social Worker to be based at Onsite and SAFER.

Would you enjoy working as a part of a multidisciplinary team providing inclusionary case management services? This position provides oversight at some of our flagship services, including Onsite Housing, an 18-bed transitional housing floor where ongoing interim recovery support is provided post-detox. Onsite is a space for medically supported detox, proving a wide range of recovery-oriented programs along with health and housing supports. It’s part of our continuum of harm reduction services in the Downtown Eastside, as is our innovative safe supply program SAFER which provides pharmaceutical alternatives to those at risk of overdose.

Reporting to the Onsite Program Operations Manager and working as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, the social worker provides a variety of treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible. At Onsite Housing the focus is on meeting the needs of individuals who are ready to transition back into market housing. This position develops case management strategies that support the participants’ wellbeing, development and community integration by assisting progress along their continuum of needs. This includes liaising with landlords and various service providers as well as providing home visits.

The SAFER Contingency Management initiative is a low-barrier trauma-informed program that uses positive reinforcement to encourage targeted behaviors such as reducing substance use, engaging in community treatment and working towards individualized goals. The social worker will facilitate weekly group sessions at SAFER to set and review each individual’s program goals.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive multi-disciplinary teams.

You will be a valued member of the team, working with colleagues who respect your input.

PHS is located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, in easy walking distance of Downtown, Chinatown, Gastown and the Sea Wall. There are good transit links – we’re a couple of blocks from the Stadium-Chinatown SkyTrain station.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Performs key duties such as intake, mental health and/or substance use assessments and treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, individual counselling, education, and support groups to facilitate participants’ individual well-being and integration into the community.
  • Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on empathy, respect and a non-judgmental attitude with participants.
  • Coordinates care for participants by applying case management principles, collaborating with the multidisciplinary care team, and developing, implementing and adjusting comprehensive treatment plans based on resident needs and best practices.
  • Provides treatment services including crisis intervention, family work, individual/group counseling, education, treatment and support groups according to a variety of theoretical models to participants as required.
  • Acts as an advocate to protect and promote participants’ rights to autonomy, respect, privacy, dignity, and access to information.
  • Ensures participant referrals are followed up and supported (i.e., accompanied) as needed and facilitates housing placements for recipients of Onsite housing subsidies.
  • Facilitates alumni group sessions to help create a sense of shared community in the alumni cohort.
  • Compiles quantitative and qualitative feedback, outcomes, reports and evaluation as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work (BSW), MSW preferred
  • Must be registered with the British Columbia College of Social Workers.
  • Previous experience (two years minimum) working with individuals experiencing drug and alcohol issues, barriers to healthcare, and mental health challenges.
  • Familiarity with a variety of drug overdose symptoms and appropriate protocols and procedures.
  • Experience facilitating groups in low barrier settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health & addiction assessments, and provide case planning and crisis intervention.
  • CPR and overdose response training required.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License a preferred asset.

Terms of employment

Job Type: Permanent, full-time. Working under the Health Science Professionals (HSP) Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Benefits: Extended healthcare, dental and vision care.

Schedule:  Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff.  We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.

 

Prep Cook (casual)

Vancouver

PHS Community Services Society is urgently hiring Prep Cooks for our Food Program!

We provide nutrition to people in an area of chronic food insecurity, every day of the year. Teams work at commercial kitchens embedded in housing units in Vancouver to produce breakfasts, lunches and dinners, fitting in extras like sandwiches and baked goods as required

It is essential that the Food Program staff provide close attention to proper food preparation practices and portioning, while also being attentive to specific dietary requirements or restrictions.

We’re looking for people who work hard, think on their feet, and operate seamlessly as part of a team.

Why work here?

PHS is recognized as North American leaders in low barrier housing and harm reduction services. We are innovators, highly regarded across the sector, looking for people to join experienced, supportive teams.

Entry-level position with flexible scheduling. The scheduling is completed monthly, with the opportunity to take additional hours at shorter notice, if it suits you. (You will not be on call.)

It’s a CUPE 1004 union position, and there’s access to our family assistance program.

Responsibilities

Job duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Develops creative ways of serving food in a non-institutional manner.
  • Provides creative menu planning and methods for preparing and serving food, serving meals efficiently, hot, and on time.
  • Maintaining the kitchen ordering, receiving and the safe storage of meats, produce and staples.
  • Checking food orders for accuracy, following inventory control procedures for tracking and storing.
  • Keeps all cooking spaces and kitchen equipment clean, maintained and well organized.
  • Demonstrates safe food handling protocols, procedures while preparing and serving food.
  • Attend staff development training programs.
  • Contribute to and help maintain a respectful work environment, working supportively with Peer staff

Education and experience

We are looking for people from all walks of life. Different types of experiences are valued at PHS, including volunteer and lived experience. The ideal candidate for this role has the following qualifications and skills:

  • You have 2-5 years’ experience in a commercial kitchen
  • Current CPR certification is required
  • Current Food Safe certification is required
  • Class 5 Driver’s License is a preferred asset
  • Work experience with marginalized populations considered an asset.

An equal combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Terms of employment

Salary: $21.25 p/h plus 9.6 percent in lieu of benefits. Weekend premiums.

This is a unionized position under CUPE 1004.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal records check.

PHS strives to create an inclusive and welcoming workplace that reflects the community we serve. We seek a diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and professional and lived experience in our staff. We particularly encourage applications from Indigenous individuals.

To comply with current Public Health Orders, some positions within PHS must be staffed by individuals who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be required for successful applicants for positions covered by the order.

How to apply

Send your resume to  jobs@phs.ca  today! Please include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.