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-C certification 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 employees of the YWCA 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.
WAGE: 20.5254 per hour, with an additional 2% in lieu of benefits
HOURS: Casual (must be available to work a minimum of 4 shifts per month: weekends, and overnights)
Please submit resume and cover letter, indicating how you became aware of this posting, by December 12, 2016 to:
Maria Wallenius, Manager
YWCA Emergency Shelter
84 Frederick St.
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7
YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo 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.
YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo 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.