A feminist understanding of women abuse and the dynamics of homelessness usually obtained through a combination of a degree and/or diploma in the social sciences, and relevant work experience. 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.
All YW employees are expected to demonstrate respect, empathy, and accountability to the people who access our services, and to attend work regularly as regular attendance is critical to maintaining the highest quality and level of service expected in delivering services.
RATE: $22.508 per hour, with an additional 2% in lieu of benefits
HOURS: 64 scheduled hours per pay period with additional shifts when available
SHIFT: 5:00 pm to 1:00am, includes STATs/Holidays
DURATION: 4 months contract
YW reserves the right to deploy its employees to other shifts (including overnights and weekends), programs, or positions, within the homelessness and housing department based on program needs.
Please note that your position and priority is for overnight shifts and this is a condition of your employment. This does not preclude you from taking extra daytime shifts that become available, on the condition that overnight shifts are your first priority, unless otherwise approved by your supervisor.
Darion Brenner, Manager of Operations
YW Emergency Shelter
84 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7
YW is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from individuals of all races, colour, ethnic origin, religions, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientations.
No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
YW is committed to providing accommodations to people with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.