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Security Attendant I

Requisition ID: 17198 

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The Evelyne Saller Centre is a Community Centre located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The Centre provides programs and services to vulnerable populations including those who are homeless, on low income, struggling with alcohol and /or drug addiction, or with physical or mental health disabilities.
Main Purpose & Function
The Auxiliary Security Attendant I position reports to the Security Coordinator, and is responsible for front line service in a Community Centre which provides support services to vulnerable populations. The Security Attendant I works with other Security staff and is responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for individuals to access Centre Services. The Security Attendant I provides patrons with information on Evelyne Saller Centre services and activities; information on agencies and services in the area, makes referrals as required; monitors security in the building, operates the switchboard and, prepares electronic incident reports, makes logbook entries, and performs data entry tasks.
The Security Attendant I works with other Security staff as a team to deliver security services in a calm, compassionate, professional manner by de-escalating situations, dealing with crises, responding to fights and monitoring patron behaviour, ensuring that the Evelyne Saller Centre rules and standards of behavior are being observed; they work with patrons in modifying their behavior to meet the centre’s required standards; as needed asking patrons to leave the Centre who are in contravention of the Centre rules; they monitor patrons entering or seeking entry to the centre; refusing access to individuals who are barred; they make rounds of the building on a regular basis; perform 1st aid when needed, offer assistance where required and perform related duties including routine janitorial duties as required.
This is an auxiliary position; the successful candidate will be added to the Evelyne Saller Centre on-call list. There are no guaranteed hours for this position.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Maintains a safe, healthy, and positive environment for staff, volunteers, patrons, and community members.
  • Works tactfully and compassionately with individuals who may be drug/ alcohol addicted and /or isolated through poverty, homelessness, mental illness, or other factors of social exclusion.
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships and appropriate professional boundaries with staff, volunteers, and patrons.
  • Presents self in a professional manner that demonstrates the values of the City of Vancouver and Community Services
  • Enforces Evelyne Saller Centre policies and procedures in a clam, clear and compassionate manner
  • Deals confidently and respectfully with volatile and unpredictable situations including those in which mental health and addiction issues are factors
  • Works cooperatively with other service providers/agencies including other service providers, outreach workers, and  911 services including Police, Ambulance, and Fire as required
  • Monitors access to the Centre and makes rounds all areas in the facility on a regular basis
  • Operates security equipment as required including 2 way radios and CCTV camera equipment
  • Maintains paper and electronic records including incident reports, log books,  databases, mail lists and other related records
  • Performs routine janitorial duties as required
  • Administers basic first aid and maintains applicable records.
  • Makes referrals to community agencies as needed
  • Monitors and reports any facility issues including maintenance, cleanliness and pest control issues as per the Centre’s procedures

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
  • Completion of Grade 10 and, preferably, Occupational First Aid Level 1 or ability to get in upon hire
  • Experience in a security position, combined with experience working with vulnerable populations preferably in a social service setting; Basic Security Training (BST)  level 1 would be an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent conflict management and de-escalation skills especially in unpredictable, volatile, and emergency situations including situations in which mental health and addiction are factors
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and to do so independently when required
  • Willing and able to enforce policies, procedure and rules in a firm and compassionate manner
  • Understanding of and commitment to homeless populations who may also suffer from issues related to addiction, mental health, physical and/or cognitive disabilities and other issues related to poverty and marginalization.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills especially in volatile, disruptive and emergency situations
  • Good writing skills and ability to use MS Office applications for report writing and communications

A satisfactory Police Record check is required for this position.
Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Auxiliary/Casual 
Position Start Date: February 2020 
Number of Positions:
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-013: $23.44 to $27.45 per hour
Application Close: February 23, 2020

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Security/Crime Reduction
Posted: February 14, 2020, 3:41 pm
Expires: February 23, 2020, 11:59 pm