Part Time Frontline Shelter Worker
Maplegate House
Elliot Lake, ON

Part-Time Front Line Women's Shelter Support Worker
This position is subject to the Collective Agreement of local/ 604, OPSEU.


  • Minimum Education: Post secondary diploma or degree in Human Services, SW Diploma, DSW Diploma or equivalent from a Canadian College or University.
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years of experience in the area of violence against women and children

Skills and Knowledge required:

  • This position is in a shelter setting where house keeping duties and cooking duties are part of the daily routine.
  • Proven ability to support abused women both in a shelter setting and on a crisis support telephone line
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to working within a feminist intersectional perspective
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression, Women- Centered, Harm Reduction and Trauma Informed Care Principles
  • Proven conflict resolutions skills with co-workers and clients
  • Ability to work day, night and weekend shifts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to work in a crisis environment
  • Competence in assessing safety and prioritizing needs and demands
  • Effective use of healthy boundaries; knowledge of community resources
  • Current in First Aid/CPR
  • Current cleared Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Computer literacy
  • Good working knowledge of the French language a definite asset.
  • Ability to complete assigned housekeeping and kitchen duties and participate in preparation of meals and clean up where required.
  • Working conditions include: Physical – extended lengths of time performing physical duties such as lifting, bending, reaching, walking, occasional work outside, shift work

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $17.00 to $20.00 /hour