For more than 25 years Phoenix has provided at-risk and homeless youth with the support they need to realize their potential. Our innovative continuum of care helps young people, aged 12-24, who have faced adversity, remain strong, resilient and optimistic as they transition to a place of independence. We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Phoenix serves hundreds of youth who collectively offer great diversity to the organization. To better serve the youth we aim to reflect their diversity in our staff contingent.
For more information about Phoenix please visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca
Position: WeekendOvernight Worker
Program: Phoenix Youth Shelter is a 20-bed emergency shelter for homeless youth. Services offered include support, crisis intervention, the provision of basic needs, referrals, on-site health care, and support to develop independent living skills.
Status: This is a full-time, permanent position
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week, Friday 12 midnight - 8 a.m., Saturday 8 p.m. – 8 a.m., Sunday 8 p.m. – 8 a.m., Monday 12 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Reports to: Coordinator, Phoenix Youth Shelter
Compensation: A competitive salary, comprehensive group insurance plan, RRSP contribution, three weeks of vacation in the first year and four in the second.
Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a criminal record check, a child abuse register check and proof of education.
- Supervise and monitor the Shelter’s overnight activities and ensure that policies, security and safety are maintained.
- Provide support and crisis intervention for youth.
- Maintain wakefulness for entire shift.
- Contribute to building maintenance to ensure a therapeutic milieu.
- Complete and maintain logs, files and records and ensure confidentiality is protected.
- Fulfill significant cooking and cleaning responsibilities.
- Conduct weekly grocery shopping.
- Train new staff and field placement students as required.
- Bachelor of Social Work, or an undergraduate degree and Human Services diploma or another relevant undergraduate degree.
- Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).
- Demonstrated high level of understanding of youth development and the issues of homelessness.
- Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal and youth service skills.
- Experience working in a youth residential setting.
- Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice (harm reduction, narrative practice, a youth-directed approach and a social justice perspective).
- Knowledge of mental health issues, substance abuse and crisis intervention.
- Physical ability to lift light loads, walk up and down stairs, and maintain a fairly active pace.
- Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.
- Comfort and ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and using the Internet.
|How to Apply:
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Please forward a resume and a cover letter by Thursday, October 10, 2013, 5 p.m. AST
Marianette Bryan, Coordinator, Phoenix Youth Shelter:
Preferably by email: a Word or PDF document to with the subject line “Weekend Overnight Worker”
By mail: P.O. Box 60006 RPO Professional Centre, Halifax, N.S. B3H 4R7