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Weekend Contract Community Shelter Worker - Homes First

Nov 28, 2019
Metro Toronto Area, Ontario

Community Shelter Worker - Weekend Contract

We are growing and currently have several positions available for Saturdays and Sundays.  There are several shifts available, including 4pm to 12am and 12 to 8am.

This 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


post-secondary education or equivalent

several years of 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

ability to work evenings 

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

Please send your cover letter and resume to Homes First, Attention Human Resources, Fax: 416-214-1873 or email:


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