Youth Relief Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Our Place Peel
  • Child & Youth Worker
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Social Work
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Mississauga
  • Ontario - Peel Region
Experienced (Non-manager)$17.33 - 18.00(Hourly)2019-07-102019-07-26

Our Place Peel is committed to providing shelter, support and hope to youth aged 16 - 24 in the Region of Peel who are at-risk of homelessness. 

Our Place Peel is a non-profit charitable organization that is focused on providing shelter and outreach programs for homeless and disadvantaged youth in the Region of Peel. Our Vision is that “All youth have a place to call home”

“Empowering youth through prevention, intervention and support in accessing safe and sustainable housing” acknowledges the continuum of leading practice programs that need to be in place to be effective in our work.

Job Description:

Our Place Peel is searching for energetic, enthusiastic and highly motivated Relief Youth Workers to join our team. As a Relief Youth Worker, you will be joining a team of dedicated staff to lead and inspire youth towards positive change. Reporting to the Youth Support Supervisor, the ideal incumbent will work collaboratively in running the Emergency Youth Shelter during afternoon, evening and overnight shifts.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Lead and inspire youth in a positive, supportive and safe environment
  • Support youth on skills development, security risks, personal crisis, counseling, etc. and recommend referrals when appropriate
  • Promote positive behavioral change by encouraging participation and advocating rules and expectations of the shelter
  • Compile information and data including documentation of shift activities, incident reports and client records
  • Form associations and relationships with a broad spectrum of community service agencies for referrals and facilitate a successful connection for youth
  • Work in collaboration with shift partner to provide housekeeping and food preparation
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the philosophy and values of OPP


  • Child and Youth Worker Diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years’ experience working with youth and knowledge of homelessness, mental health, addictions and poverty issues
  • First Aid, CPI/ UMAB, WHMIS and Food Handling Certification recommended
  • Knowledge of resources within the Region of Peel, specifically for youth
  • Problem solving, conflict resolution and crisis intervention skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Job Type:

Part-time, Casual (Weekends/Holidays, primarily evenings and overnights, some day shifts)

How to Apply?

If you are a compassionate, highly motivated and results-oriented individual, with a passion to support youth, please submit your cover letter and resume by clicking ‘apply now’. We thank all applicants for their interest in Our Place Peel. Only qualified candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Our Place Peel is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations for disabilities will be provided to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process upon request.


This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

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