Residential Assistant
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre
Cobourg, ON

Position: Residential Assistant

Reporting to: Residential Team Lead

Posting Date: November 8, 2019

Start Date: December 2, 2019

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week

Salary: $19.55 per hour


Are you a positive, open minded, enthusiastic person with excellent social skills? Do you consider yourself a caring and empathetic individual? Are you a person who loves to cook and enjoys providing operational and program support in a team environment? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable women and children every day? If you said yes, then you might just be the person we’re looking for.


Cornerstone is a very special place with a dynamic staff team and a distinguished Board of Directors who are deeply dedicated to creating a violence free future. With more than a 35-year track record, Cornerstone is a charitable organization that has earned its role as a catalyst for change and action around the issue of gender based violence in Northumberland County. Our organizational leadership is open and devoted to fulfilling our mission; staff are responsive and caring, and; everyone always aims to achieve excellence in all that we do.


You are an excellent cook who has knowledge of nutrition and all relevant health and safety legislation. You enjoy answering and re-directing incoming calls, providing program and clerical support and overseeing maintenance of the building. You possess superior organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and are sensitive to the issues related to family violence.


The Residential Assistant is responsible for providing support services in an efficient and professional manner. In this role the Residential Assistant will interact with clients, staff, volunteers, students, visitors, trades people and the community. The Residential Assistant will demonstrate a commitment to the provision of excellent client services and contribute to a respectful and productive work environment.

The Residential Assistant is directly supervised by the Residential Team Lead.

Upon request Cornerstone will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process.


  • Sensitivity of issues related to family violence
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with clients and visitors
  • Excellent interpersonal team work with co-workers, volunteers and students in a team model
  • Excellent problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior organizational skills and self-motivated
  • Food preparation experience
  • Knowledge of nutrition and all relevant health and safety legislation
  • Ensure that work performance and behavior is compliant with the Ontario Health
  • and Safety Act
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Office

For complete Position Summary and Qualifications, please consult the Job Description which is available on our website at:

If you are interested in the above position, please forward cover letter and resume by 4pm on November 18, 2019 via email.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted. No follow up telephone calls or emails please.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.55 /hour