Relief Community Housing Worker

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Homes First Society
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Healthcare: Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Clinical Therapy
  • Social Work
Casual / On Call
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area
Experienced (Non-manager)$20.10(Hourly)2019-03-192019-05-17

We are a growing non-profit Agency providing housing and support to people who have experienced chronic homelessness.  We are currently seeking Relief Community Shelter Workers. Relief Community Shelter Workers work on an as-needed basis, earning $20.09 per hour, plus shift premiums for weekends, overnights and evenings. Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays, often on short notice.


  • Provide support to tenants living in our housing or hostels who face challenges including poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse and social isolation.
  • Provide support in the areas of basic life management skills, accessing resources for health and well-being, assertive communication, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change.
  • Fully participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility.


  • Post secondary education in related field or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Previous experience working with people who are homeless and/or under-housed.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of our tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness.
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills.
  • Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset.                        

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society within the first month of employment.

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

Contact Information

Email:, quoting R2019.  Please no phone calls, only those people selected for interviews will be contacted.