Emergency Shelter Support Worker/Housing Support Worker - Relief
House of Friendship
Kitchener, Canada
2d ago

Housing Support Worker / Emergency Shelter Support Worker Overnight (Relief Awake)

  • 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 reliable, emotionally intelligent, responsible and energetic individuals who are passionate about providing support in both our Charles St.

    Men’s Shelter and Supportive Housing programs.

    This is a casual, permanent position with no regularly scheduled shifts, you will work on an as needed basis. Shifts will be within the hours of 10 : 00 pm to 8 : 00 am Sunday to Saturday.

    All casual staff must commit to a minimum of 3 shifts per month.

    Your key responsibilities for Housing Support Worker include :

  • Responsible for individual housing stability and life skills supports
  • Responsible for facilitating community inclusion activities
  • Responsibility to refer, connect and liaise with community supports
  • Core Team Responsibilities
  • Responsible for working in a safe and healthy manner
  • Responsible for conducting building checks and ensuring safety of the community and tenants
  • Your key responsibilities for Emergency Shelter Support Worker include :

  • Perform intake for those accessing the shelter
  • Janitorial duties
  • 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
  • Your skills and experience include :

  • University degree or minimum 2 year college diploma in social work or related social sciences is required or related and relevant work experience
  • Passion to support individuals and groups living on a low income who have support needs within a supportive housing environment
  • Experience in case planning / management with individuals and assisting them in developing life skills
  • Experience supporting group activities , building community capacity and working with tenant council
  • Ability to work professionally as a team member with staff, tenants and community members
  • Must have exemplary emotional intelligence, communication, conflict management and problem solving skills
  • Very good communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work professionally as a team member with staff, tenants, shelter participants and community members
  • Respectful, supportive and engaging approach to persons with physical disabilities, addictions, mental health and other life challenges
  • Current First Aid and Naloxone training or willingness to obtain at hiring
  • Current food safety certificate or willingness to obtain
  • Valid G driver’s license is required
  • Experience working within a non-profit and / or social services environment preferred
  • Ability to work sensitively and 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
  • If you are as passionate as we are about serving the community, let’s talk.

    Please send your resume and cover letter.

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