EMERGENCY SHELTER WORKER
A feminist understanding of women abuse and the dynamics of homelessness usually obtained through the completion of a degree in the social sciences. Preference will be given to those familiar with the welfare system and those who have experience in a shelter setting. Crisis, suicide intervention, and an ability to successfully resolve conflict are required skills. Valid Standard First Aid and CPR are required.
As a member of a multi disciplinary staff team, you will offer ongoing support to meet the housing, financial, and life support needs of women in residence; answer telephone inquiries regarding emergency housing; completes intakes and intake related tasks; keep accurate records of medication held for residents; and resolve conflicts between residents. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
WAGE: $19.908 per hour
HOURS: Casual (must be available to work a minimum of 4 shifts per month: days, evenings, weekends, and overnights)
Please respond in writing, indicating how you became aware of this posting, by August 24, 2015 to:
Gennette Parn, Shelter Coordinator
84 Frederick St.
Kitchener ON N2H 2L7
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.