Casual Program Workers
Occasionnel • Timmins Région
Échelle salariale: $20,000 - $40,000
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 no-barrier emergency shelter at 27 Cedar Street North, where a range of community partners offers services to help people transition into stable housing. Living Space coordinates planning, volunteer training and funding applications to support efforts to end homelessness.
Program Workers (PW) work together to provide person-centered services in a flexible, non-judgmental
compassionate, and responsible manner. This position supports the day-to-day operations of Living
Space programs as well as individuals experiencing homelessness, who are at risk of homelessness, and
those living in poverty. The position works collaboratively with Living Space volunteers and community
partners across the different programs of Living Space.
- Facilitate the day-to-day operations of Living Space programs:
- Work toward eliminating real or perceived barriers that prevent or inhibit individual’s access to Living Space programs;
- Use effective conflict resolution skills to resolve issues as they arise;
- Assist in meal preparation and housekeeping;
- Provide administrative support to Living Space programs, including maintenance of client files;
- Provide support to individuals accessing Living Space programs:
- Triage and assess the needs of individuals utilizing the Living Space programs through the consistent use of common assessment, intake and referral criteria;
- Be familiar with other community resources and refer individuals to the appropriate community resources that may benefit them;
- Manage challenging situations and difficult behaviour;
- Assess safety and suicide risks and connect individuals with supports as appropriate;
- Provide effective crisis management and intervention when required;
- Ensure the safety of individuals at Living Space by:
- Monitoring program space and Living Space property by completing routine patrols and safety checks of the interior & exterior of Living Space;
- Being familiar with emergency & fire procedures set out by Living Space policies and procedures;
- Providing effective prevention, intervention, and crisis management when required;
- Recording all incident reports as per Living Space policies and procedures;
- Notifying supervisor(s) of any health and safety concerns;
Education and Experience Requirements:
• Paid or unpaid experience working with vulnerable individuals;
• Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion, and sensitivity to persons with dis/abilities and under-served populations.
• Knowledge of mental health and substance use;
• Effective crisis intervention skills;
• Willingness to work a variety of shifts; including night shifts throughout the week and on
weekends; and on-call shifts as required.
• Post-secondary education in a relevant field which may include, Personal Support Community
Development, Social Justice, or Social Work;
• Ability to speak multiple languages; including Cree will be considered an asset
of the applicant.
Applications must contain a cover letter and resume, and will be received in confidence by
Jason Sereda via firstname.lastname@example.org
An Equal Opportunity Employer