Tansi Friendship Centre Society

Emergency Shelter Worker


Job description

Reports to: Executive Director

Tansi Friendship Centre Society is looking for dedicated, full-time, and part-time Emergency Shelter Workers (ESW) to fill various shifts within the Tatawaw Emergency Shelter. The shelter is only open from 6:00 pm to 7:30 am and the ESW’s will be working in pairs during their shifts. The ESW’s are responsible for completing resident intake, assigning beds, and monitoring the well-being of the residents during their shift. They must maintain a comfortable, clean, safe, non-judgmental environment for every tenant utilizing the shelter.

Job Duties:

  • Responsible for resident intake and admissions while maintaining daily records and reporting for our funders.
  • Provide new residents with a thorough understanding of the in-house rules and the ability to ensure the rules are followed by the residents.
  • Maintaining a comfortable, clean, and safe environment for the tenants and other staff.
  • Responsible for cooking, cleaning, and janitorial duties.
  • Maintaining a positive image and working relationship with outside agencies such as the RCMP and other shelter/housing organizations.
  • Attend all TFCS staff meetings and the Annual General Meeting.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 minimum with job experience in related community work.
  • Knowledge of community agencies.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly in English, both orally and in writing
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the local Indigenous cultures.
  • Must maintain professional conduct and abide by the Tansi Friendship Centre Society's Code of Ethics.
  • Must submit to vulnerable criminal records check once hired.
  • Current TB skin test.
  • Valid FoodSafe Certificate or willing to obtain.
  • Valid Emergency First Aid or willing to obtain.
  • Current Non-violent Crisis Intervention training or willing to obtain.

Skills and Abillities

Hours & Schedule

2 Part-time Positions at 14 hours per week: Saturday and Sunday 12:30 am to 7:30 am (x2)

Start Date

October 10, 2023

Number of Vacancies


How to Apply

Submissions will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants who identify as Indigenous.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, any backup certificates and three references via email to hr@tansifcs.com

Application Deadline

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