Relief Women's Advocate - Homeward Family Shelter o/a Julliette's Place

Oct 06, 2020
Various Locations, Ontario

Julliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter)

Currently seeks: Relief Women’s Advocates

Hours: On Call- Days & Nights Shifts



Julliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter) provides safe, short-term emergency shelter to women and children fleeing violence and abuse and helps them to build their skills through educational programs and support services.

Julliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter) operates a 35 bed shelter for abused women and their children.

The Advocate is responsible for the direct support and service to women in the shelter and reports directly to the Program Manager.


Support and Service:

  • Completes assessment and intake for women requesting shelter

  • Provides information and referral to both women in the community and shelter residents

  • Crisis support to women both over the telephone and in shelter

  • Individual counselling to shelter residents

  • Acts as an advocate and provides support and accompaniment

  • Facilitates house meetings and in-house support groups

  • Mediates conflict between residents

  • Provides daily concrete support services to residents, such as TTC, clothing, food, first aid

  1. Ensures the health and safety of shelter residents 


  • Maintains women’s files in data base and completes all shelter documentation

  • Maintains service statistics

  • Completes all household and shift duties

  • Report writing as required


  • Works co-operatively as a member of the shelter team.

  • Attends regular relief team meetings, staff training sessions and planning meetings as required

  • Supervises students and volunteers

  • Assists with other duties as required, from time to time, aiding in the efficient operation of the organization

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree directly related to the position and 2 years directly related work   experience

  • Experience working with women in the areas of violence, poverty, and mental health

  • Above average knowledge of risk management assessments

  • Demonstrated commitment to women’s issues and anti-oppression/anti-racism

  • Certification in the Ontario College of Social Service Workers/Social Workers

  • Fluency in French or any other languages definite asset

  • Computer literacy and data base knowledge

  • First Aid/CPR


Hours:                        On Call

Salary:                       As per the Collective Agreement

Benefit:                     As per the Collective Agreement


Faxes or phone calls will not be accepted. Please email your application (including covering letter and resume) to:


Julliette’s Place

Attention: Jiin Yiong

Manager of Resources and Service Supports


This position requires a criminal reference check as per Ministry requirements.


Date of Posting:      Friday, August 7th, 2020

Deadline:                  Friday, August 21st, 2020

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