Resource Worker - Relief
House of Friendship
Kitchener, Canada
3d ago

Resource Worker - Relief

We’re growing!

  • At House of Friendship we believe in what we are doing. We get out of bed each day to make a difference in our community;
  • to walk with and to serve. We are not happy with the status quo. We get energy from ongoing learning and growth. We lead with passion and believe without a doubt that everyone deserves to belong and thrive.

    We live and breathe our values of Compassion, Inclusion, Justice, Dignity and Hope. And we have fun!

    Sounds pretty great doesn’t it? It is!

    We are seeking a reliable, emotionally intelligent and people focused individual to provide support and connect shelter participants with resources in the community for housing.

    This is a casual, permanent position. Must be flexible to work day and evening shifts to meet the needs of the program.

    Your key responsibilities include :

  • Provide individual support to men with high acuity
  • Relate with men accessing the shelter
  • Perform shelter team duties ensuring the best possible operation of the program
  • Responsible for working in a healthy and safe manner
  • House of Friendship organizational responsibilities
  • Maintaining positive community partnerships and connecting participants with community resources
  • Upholding Housing of Friendships reputation and values in community interactions
  • Your skills and experience include :

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in social services or related field is required
  • Experience providing individualized support services
  • Experience of homelessness or relating with people experiencing homelessness
  • Experience in a social service setting preferred
  • Current Standard First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain at hiring
  • Commitment to a strength-based approach to supporting people
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for accurate and efficient computer data entry
  • Ability to work effectively with people from various abilities, life situations and cultural backgrounds
  • Commitment to understand and uphold the mission and values of House of Friendship is expected
  • Note : Working with and encountering participants who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and / or experiencing symptoms of mental illness will be expected.

    If you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, let’s talk.

    Please submit your resume and cover letter.

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