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Relief Community Shelter Worker
Wage Rate: $21.31 per hour (includes 7% in lieu of benefits)

We are a non-profit Agency providing housing and support to people who have experienced chronic homelessness. We are currently seeking Relief Community Housing Workers for several sites. Relief Community Housing Workers work on an as-needed basis, earning $20.10 per hour. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays, often on short notice.


Provide support to tenants living in our housing or hostels who face challenges including poverty, mental health, aliictions, abuse and social isolation.
Provide support in the areas of basic life management skills, accessing resources for health and well-being, assertive communication, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change.
Fully participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility.


Post secondary education in related field or equivalent in education and experience.
Previous experience working with people who are homeless and/or under-housed.
Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written.
Knowledge of our tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness.
Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization 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 within the first month of employment.
Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

When Applying, please quote R20. Please no phone calls, only those people selected for interviews will be contacted.

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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.


Level of education




Work experience (years)

3-5 years

Written languages

En : Advanced

Spoken languages

En : Advanced

Internal reference No. R20