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Job summary

Work environment

Description

Community Shelter Workers

The position supports clients in their housing by assessing and supporting their needs and adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.

Job Description:

  • provide support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more
  • demonstrated ability to work with people with hoarding behaviours and who have mental health and addiction issues.
  • use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals
  • provide support including work readiness, basic life management skills, anger management, addiction counseling, assertive communication, setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change
  • apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics
  • apply knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act
  • use excellent organizational and time management skills
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

Qualifications:

  • post secondary education or equivalent
  • several years experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house
  • knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

Requirements

Level of education

College

Diploma

Certificate
Completed

Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages

En : Advanced

Spoken languages

En : Advanced

Benefits

On-going training

On-going training

Public transportation nearby

Public transportation nearby

Equal Opportunity Employer

This employer is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.