Good Shepherd is seeking to fill multiple positions with varying schedules for our growing needs. If you are looking for a career working with amazing people while helping you community thrive, then this opportunity is for you and we want to hear from you. We urge individuals that have retired, semi-retired, are returning to the workforce, those that are new to Canada and recent graduates to also apply. At Good Shepherd, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive equal and authentic workplace.
Who We Are
The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our services include emergency food and clothing; daily hot meals; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs. This opportunity is with our Good Shepherd - Women's Services.
Culture and Values
We see the good in people, not only the challenge. We hear the warmth in their voices. We recognize that we all have potential and promise. Our programs help to tear down the barriers that have impeded our community's most vulnerable citizens and help them to establish a path to a stable and healthy life.
At Good Shepherd, we recognize the inherent value of people living with addiction and their right to quality care and services. Good Shepherd is committed to integrating Harm Reduction practices into our programs and to prioritizing the rights, dignity, and choices of those who use substances. By integrating a Harm Reduction framework at Good Shepherd, we can decrease barriers to service and better support some of our community's most marginalized members.
Hospitality, as inspired by St. John of God is at the heart of Good Shepherd's mission. This means that we welcome all people with compassion, acceptance and a spirit of generosity; creating opportunities for transformation. Hospitality embodies our Values, Responsibility, Availability, Adaptability, Quality and Dignity.
How You Will Make an Impact
Reporting to the Program Manager of Community Support Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for the provision of service to clients of the Second Stage and Transitional Housing programs. The candidate will assist households in the development of personalized care plans; goal achievement; acquisition of permanent housing; as well as group facilitation and community outreach.
- Develop and maintain a caseload
Complete an intake and on-going safety planning, safety assessments and goal planning with clients
Plan and participate in community events, and public education opportunities
Plan and facilitate groups/actives
- Maintain confidentiality with regards to clients/staff and Centre's records
What You'll Bring to Our Team
Post-secondary education in social services or a related field is required
Have strong knowledge of, and experience working with a range of issues impacting women, and families including homelessness, violence against women and children, immigration, poverty, mental health and substance use
Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the housing system in Hamilton, the Residential Tenancies Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code required
Understand and be comfortable working from a person-centered, trauma-informed approach
Experience working in community outreach or emergency shelter preferred
Fluency in a 2nd language is an asset
CPR certification or willingness to be certified is required
Valid G license required
Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
Committed to anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice and to the mission and values of Good Shepherd
HOURS - Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, some evenings, weekends or extended hours may be required
What We Offer
Be a part of a caring TEAM THAT SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
- Support for continuing EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Staff recognition programs along with access to self-care supports and EMPLOYEE / FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
- POSITIVE and ENCOURAGING atmosphere
Make a difference and provide HOPE
Extended Health Benefits for Full Time Permanent Transitional Support Worker
Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.
Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you need accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877.
Good Shepherd has a mandatory verification of COVID-19 vaccination policy. More information on the full policy requirements and accommodation allowances will be provided to those selected for an interview.