Choices for Youth is a dynamic, progressive organization that empowers homeless and at-risk youth with innovative options and tools to move from street-life to more stable, healthy living situations. Currently, The Lilly is looking for a Housing Support Worker (Full-Time Permanent Position).
The Lilly is a 14 unit, congregate living housing model for youth. Both the programming and the physical layout of the building promote a sense of community, while maintaining individual home spaces in a youth-friendly environment. Participants work with staff through individual support models aiming to remove lifestyle, housing, educational, and employment barriers to finding security and stability. For most of the young people who come to stay at The Lilly, it is the first time they have lived in a safe and stable home environment.
The building consists of 1 and 2 bedroom units, with shared community spaces in the larger kitchens and eating areas, as well as in the living, recreational, music, and art spaces. Residents of The Lilly take part in a variety of community programming - including camping and hiking trips, yoga and meditation, drumming circles, and goal-setting sessions. Alongside this, youth must also be prepared to engage in employment and/or educational training programs.
Supporting youth to prepare for independent living and life skills, including employment and education.
Working within the team to complete administrative duties, daily residence responsibilities, data entry, housekeeping, and programming, as well as participation in the broader organization activities.
Supporting the organization’s mission statement, and reflecting the values of the mission statement in their work with youth.
All front-line Housing Support Workers are committed to a supportive approach and constructive communication that respects diversity and dignity.
Qualifications and Experience
Post-Secondary education in social work or related field required
Experience working with homeless and at-risk youth
A sound knowledge of the issues facing homeless and marginalized youth
Experience in supportive counselling
Experience working with diverse populations
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Strong documentation and administrative skills
Demonstrated conflict resolution and de-escalation skills
All mandatory hostel standards training, including First Aid and CPR and ASSIST
Knowledge or experience with substance misuse and mental health
Life skills and employment counselling
Knowledge of community services and programs
Valid Driver’s License and use of a vehicle
The salary for this position is $42,615.04 - $47,027.97 annually. Choices for Youth offers a competitive compensation package, including a health and dental program, employer-matched RRSP and four weeks’ vacation to qualifying employees.
How to Apply
Please submit resumes by March 1, 2021 to:
or fax (709) 726-3125
Reference ID: TL0221
Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.
To view all current job postings, please visit http://www.choicesforyouth.ca/join-cfy.