Housing Support Relief Worker

Job Opportunity by Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Job type: Part Time


The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto (NCCT) is a non-profit, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto. The NCCT offers a wide range of Indigenous programs and services based on Indigenous cultural traditions and teachings.

Job Titles: Housing Support Relief Worker

Employment Term & Work Hours: Relief as needed on an On-Call basis, $20/hr Shift work (9:00am-5:00pm, 5:00pm-1:00am, 1:00am-9:00am) Department: Youth Program Direct Report: Team Leader of Transitional House Job Summary: The Housing Support Relief Worker is responsible for implementing supportive programming and services for youth in achieving their goals within the house and for contributing to the overall implementation of the goals as described for youth within the NCCT.

To perform this job successfully you must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Duties and Responsibilities:The Housing Support Worker reports to and takes direction from the Team Leader. The Housing Support Relief Worker provides support to all youth within the transitional house through programming and services as follows:

  • 1.Provide support and housing to Aboriginal Youth living with or at risk of mental health and substance use challenges. E.g. Cooking, cleaning, room monitoring, programming)
  • 2.Providing a wide range of services that supports the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional well-being of youth who live within the housing.
  • 3.Work as part of a team, ensuring a safe and supportive atmosphere in the homes. This includes assisting youth (via education and modelling) with their activities of daily living.
  • 4.Carry out pre-established support plans with youth, and provides crisis intervention as needed in order to ensure a safe living situation.
  • 5.Working in partnership with various community agencies to coordinate and facilitate access to support and health services for youth
  • 6. Community Referrals and Networking
  • 7. Ensuring a clean, safe and secure environment
  • 8. Assisting in the implementation and monitoring of the youth’s plan of residency
  • 9. Providing individual and group counselling/support to youth.
  • 10.Other related duties

    QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations • Post-Secondary or have related experience in the field of Social Work • Knowledge of community resources and counselling/social work practices with high risk populations in the GTA, including acceptance of alternative lifestyles • Experience working with people in crisis • Supportive of the Recovery Model, Harm Reduction and knowledgeable of the Anti-Oppressive Framework • Ability to work in a variety of settings with culturally-diverse youth and communities with the ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate • Good documentation skills • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to establish rapport • Ability to motivate others towards achieving goals • Ability to work independently with strong sense of focus, task-oriented, and in a non-judgmental way; • Clear boundaries when working with youth • A strong sense of and respect for confidentiality involving both youth and fellow employees • Recent Criminal Reference Check

    Working Conditions: Special working conditions may consist of working regular evening and weekend work, working outdoors.

    The successful candidate is expected to contribute positively to the implementation of the NCCT’s vision and mission, operate in a collaborative team setting and maintain high and professional productivity levels and quality of service.

    This is a part-time position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Although preference will be given to Indigenous applicants (First Nations, Metis and Inuit), all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    We thank all applicants for their interest however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    If this position interests you, please submit your resume and a cover letter to:

    Jennifer Upshaw
    Youth Program
    Transitional House Team Leader
    16 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
    Email to: Jennifer.Upshaw@ncct.on.ca

    Position open until filled

    SUBJECT LINE: Housing Support Relief Worker

    The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted in relation to an employment opportunity, please advise our HR representative at epohl@ncct.on.ca of the accommodation measures required. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.