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Relief Community Shelter Workers – Weekend Contract

Homes First

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 14, 2024.

Relief Community Shelter Workers – Weekend Contract (Bargaining Unit position)

We’re Growing! We are a non-profit Agency providing housing and support to people who have experienced chronic homelessness. We are currently seeking Weekend Relief Community Shelter Workers for several sites. Weekend Relief Community Shelter Workers work every other weekend, earning $28.76 per hour plus 7% in lieu of benefits.

Relief Community Shelter Workers on Weekend Contracts are also able to pick up additional shifts throughout the week, if they choose to do so.

Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.


  • Provide support to tenants living in our housing or hostels who face challenges including poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse and social isolation.
  • Provide support in the areas of basic life management skills, accessing resources for health and well-being, assertive communication, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people with hoarding behaviours and who have mental health and addiction issues.
  • Use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals
  • Apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics
  • Apply knowledge of rental legislation in Ontario
  • Use excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Fully participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility.


  • Post secondary education in related field or equivalent in education and experience.
  • Previous experience working with people who are homeless and/or under-housed.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of our tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness.
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills.
  • Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset.
  • Certificate of Completion of Homelessness Learning Hub’s Harm Reduction for the Homelessness Sector considered an asset

Submit Resume to:

Homes First Society via email:

When applying, please quote RWE-24. Please no phone calls.

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.
The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer


Homes First is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy
Please note, all candidates offered a position with Homes First from September 8, 2021 onward must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status as a condition of employment. Please note Homes First will comply with its human rights obligations and accommodate employees who are legally entitled to accommodation.


Salary: 28.76