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Community Shelter Worker – Five Month Weekend Contract

Homes First

This is a Part-time position in Toronto, ON posted December 22, 2018.

Community Shelter Worker – Afternoon and Overnight Weekend Five Month Contracts

(Bargaining Unit Positions)

We are growing andcurrently have afternoon and overnight positions available for Saturdays and Sundays. 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

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): 0-2 years


Salary: 22.72$ per hour