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Five Month Contract Community Shelter Worker Positions

Homes First

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2018.

Five Month Contract Community Shelter Worker – (12am to 8am and 11pm to 7am)

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

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years

Package

Salary: 22.72$ per hour