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Full-time Community Shelter Worker

at Homes First Society in Toronto

Community Shelter Worker

Bargaining Unit Position

Full time - Rotating Shifts




Position supports clients in their housing by assessing and supporting their needs and adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.


Job Description:

               provide support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more

               demonstrated ability to work with people with hoarding behaviours and who have mental health and addiction issues

               use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals

               provide support including work readiness, basic life management skills, anger management, addiction counseling, assertive communication, setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change

               apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics

               use excellent organizational and time management skills

               work independently and as part of a team

               communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing



               post secondary education or equivalent

               several years experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house

               knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness

               excellent interpersonal skills

               certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset

               ability to work rotating shifts


Hourly Rate: $22.72 per hour

Please send your resume and cover letter to the Volunteer Coordinator at or via fax 416-214-1873.



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

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

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