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Residential Support Workers.

Are you someone who is only interested in working shifts on an as-needed basis and are not interested in full-time work at this point in your career? Periodically, DASO hires Relief Residential Support Workers.

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford (DASO) are leaders in providing effective, efficient and accountable services for women and their children who have been impacted by abuse in Oxford County.

DASO is a residential shelter operating 24 hours, 7 days a week. Relief hours of work are mainly on a call-in basis and require flexible availability including the ability to work last minute on a variety of shifts; during the weekday, weekends, statutory holidays, days, afternoons and overnight. There is potential for some scheduled shifts. Shift premium’s available for afternoon and night shifts.

Responsibilities include:
• Work scheduled and short notice shifts at all times of day during the week
• Act as a positive role model for service users
• Ensure and contribute to the security, safety, harmony and cleanliness of the shelter
• Counsel and support women and their children in shelter or in the community
• Arrange for activities for shelter residents
• Provide education and information to the community
• Provide life skills education, mentoring and advocacy
• Document service user information
• Complete risk assessments and safety plans; ensure ongoing service user risk management
• Perform other related activities, as necessary or as assigned

The successful candidate will have:
• A minimum two-year college diploma in social services or a related human services field. A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field is preferred.
• Relevant work experience in the VAW and/or homelessness sectors
• First Aid and CPR certification
• Acceptable Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Counselling and group facilitation skills
• Communication, interpersonal and advocacy skills
• Interview and assessment skills
• Conflict resolution skills
• Life skills mentoring and adult learning principles
• Suicide risk, mental health and substance use knowledge
• Risk management and safety planning
• Knowledge of community resources and programs

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford promotes the principles of anti-oppression/anti-racism and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. DASO provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Please advise if you require any accommodation.

Qualified and interested applications should email a resume and appropriately detailed covering letter to Jennifer Weicker, Residential Services Manager, Domestic Abuse Services Oxford, jennifer(at)