(November 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015)
The Transitional Support Program is a 50-bed drop-in overnight shelter, for men, women and trans individuals. The seven month pilot project is intended to provide supports that will help to transition persons who currently have no housing options into permanent housing or as an interim step into emergency shelter.
· Provide a safe, welcoming over-night space and establish positive relationships with participants
· Provide person-centered, trauma informed, and harm reduction supports and referrals that will assist participants in moving towards housing stability
· Provide immediate support to participants in conflict following an established conflict resolution program and respond to requests for support and crisis intervention
· Knowledge of the impact of trauma and abuse and the impact of poverty and homelessness on individuals of all ages, normally obtained through the completion of a 2-year college program in Social Services and 2 years relevant work experience
· Understanding of mental health and addiction issues
· Knowledge in harm reduction philosophies and techniques, as well as crisis and suicide intervention skills
· Experience de-escalating and diffusing conflicts using non violent conflict resolution techniques
· Ability to think independently, set priorities and resolve problems effectively and efficiently.
· Standard First Aid and CPR Level C.
WAGE: $19.371 per hour
- 2 temporary full-time positions, 37.5 hours per week, overnights, Monday to Friday
- 2 temporary full-time positions, 27.5 hours per week, evenings, Monday to Friday
- 2 temporary part-time positions, 15 hours per week, overnights, weekends
- 2 temporary part-time positions, 11 hours per week, evenings, weekends
- Casual (hours based on need, evenings and overnights, 7 days per week)
Please respond in writing by Monday, October 6, 2014 indicating how you became aware of this job opportunity to: Hiring Committee,
153 Frederick St.,
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2.
The YWCA is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientations, and are committed to ensuring equal and full participation for all applicants during the recruitment and selection process.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.