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YES Shelter for Youth and Families
Primary Job Category
Housing Services: Emergency Housing Worker, Host / Family Home Provider
Related Job Categories
Child & Youth Worker, Crisis Intervention
Position Type
Contract - Full Time
ON - Eastern Ontario
Career level
Entry Level
Ad Online Since
Application Deadline

Shelter Worker (F/T and P/T Available)

Shelter Worker Positions Available:

10-Month Contract- Full Time Overnight Worker (minimum 32 hours/week)

12-Month Contract- Full Time all shifts position (minimum 32 hours/week)

10 Month Contract- Part time all shifts position (average of 16-24 hours/week)

*Possibility of an extension after contract, pending funding.

Application Deadline:   May 23rd, 2017 at 8:00am


For over a decade, the YES Shelter for Youth and Families has provided shelter, education, and transitional supports in Peterborough. Shelter Workers work closely with our clientele, as a team, providing in-house services under the direction of case management and supervisors.


  • Frequent client engagement, with management and care of ongoing activities
  • Support clients to meet their goals/responsibilities in collaboration with others
  • Crisis intervention and effective listening/engagement
  • Clear and concise communication, file management, and note writing
  • Daily security, cleanliness of facility, meal preparation, serving and clean-up
  • Some additional services are provided to the public within prescribed hours
  • Provide all services in a non-judgmental manner that respects confidentiality and reflects a belief that every individual is capable of change.



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent experience working in a shelter or with youth/families
  • Knowledge of adolescent developmental theory and specific issues related to homeless/street youth and/or homeless families
  • Ability to deal effectively and calmly with constantly changing, often high stress, situations and to identify, assess, and intervene differentially with individuals in crisis
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to problem solve and think creatively
  • Knowledge of community resources relevant to families and youth
  • Ability to work alone, within a team, and to work shifts (24/7)
  • Computer literacy a must
  • Ability to prepare food for up to 30 people in a manner that is efficient, safe, and clean
  • Experience in life skills instruction and program planning skills an asset.
  • Additional languages an asset



  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C, NVCI (or equivalent), Safe Food Handling required.
  • Must provide criminal records check (with vulnerable sectors search)


Application Process

Please apply for this position via Charity Village to Meagan La Plante, Shelter Supervisor.


In your cover letter, please indicate the following:

1) Which position(s) you are applying for (FT Overnight, FT All Shifts, PT All Shifts)

2) Your availability for an interview on May 29th between 12:00-3:00pm, and May 31st from 3:30pm-7:30pm (please provide all available times, and keep those times available in your schedule).


The YES Shelter is enriched by the diversity of our client base and seeks staff that reflects this diversity. Specifically, please indicate if you identify as an individual with a disability, a member of the LGBTQ2S community, a visible minority or have indigenous ancestory. We welcome your application.

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