Shelter Relief Worker
Full-Time • Timmins Region
Hours: 1 year contract | Fulltime | Casual | Weekends | Weekdays | Days | Evenings | Nights
Location: 316 Spruce Street South, Timmins ON
Living Space is a non-profit corporation dedicated to ending homelessness by providing services, shelter, project coordination and planning. It operates programs, including a free low-barrier emergency shelter at 316 Spruce Street South, where a range of community partners offer services to help people transition into stable housing. Living Space coordinates planning, volunteer training, and funding applications to support efforts to end homelessness.
The position works closely with the Program Worker to provide person-centered services in a flexible, non-judgmental, compassionate, and responsible manner. This position supports the front-line day-to-day operations of the Drop-In and Emergency Shelter programs for individuals experiencing homelessness, who are at risk of homelessness and those living in poverty. The Shelter Relief Worker will assist the Program Workers with administrative and housekeeping duties.
• Housing Focused
• Emergency Low-Barrier Shelter program
• Drop In program
• Assisting Case Managers
· Paid or unpaid experience working with vulnerable individuals.
· A 2-year diploma in a related field (i.e. Social Service Worker) A combination of relevant education and work experience will be considered an asset.
· Willingness to work a variety of shifts when coverage is needed, days, nights, afternoons, weekday, and weekend.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality effectively with the ability to work within professional and ethical guidelines.
· The ability to engage and work with a broad range of clients with diverse and complex issues.
· Demonstrated critical thinking skills including strong clinical judgement and conflict resolution skills.
· Knowledge and understanding of the complex issues related to addictions, mental illness, poverty, and homelessness, as well as the impact of social/cultural/economic factors on the determinants of health.
· Experience with electronic reporting and case notes is considered an asset.
· A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Records Check is required.
· Living Space has a Vaccination Policy that requires employees to take part in COVID-19 vaccination programs recommended by Public Health and provide an up-to-date TB screening record.
· Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
· Experience advocating for marginalized and complex clients.
· Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to poverty, homelessness, substance use, and mental illness.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently in community settings with minimal supervision.
· Demonstrated ability to develop a wide range of high-quality written materials. This includes but not limited to case notes, shift logs, incident reports, legal documents, and electronic documentation.
· Proven effective time management skills.
· Demonstrated strong sense of initiative, personal accountability, and dependability.
· Familiarity with community partners and the programs
· Assist the Program Worker(s) with administrative tasks and other duties as required.
· Assist the case management team when required.
· Complete meal preparation for breakfast and snacks.
· Complete shelter housekeeping including laundry for bedding.
· Complete washroom and shower safety checks, clean and sanitize according to Living Space policy and procedure.
· Ensure proper documentation of all cleaning. Provide Team Lead with cleaning logs at the end of every shift.
· Ensure the safety of Living Space property by completing routine patrols and safety checks of the interior and exterior building.
· Notify the Health & Safety committee of any concerns in a timely manner.
· Record all incident reports as per Living Space policies and procedures.
Applications must contain a cover letter and resume, and will be received in confidence by the Operations Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org
This job posting indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Living Space is committed to equitable recruitment practices and to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, especially individuals who identify with diverse gender and sexual identities (including LGBTQ2+); women; Indigenous/Black/people of colour; people living with disability, HIV and/or other chronic/long-term health conditions; and people with lived experience of mental illness, substance use, trauma, and poverty.