Youth Housing Support – Mitchell House

Full Time

Threshold Housing Society

Threshold Housing Society is an inspiring non-profit organization that is passionate about preventing adult homelessness by providing safe housing, stability, support services, and community to youth in the Greater Victoria area for over 30 years. The organization serves youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. Threshold Housing Society believes that every youth has the ability to thrive regardless of history or hardship and offers support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future. We are currently looking for Youth Housing Support staff to provide support to the youth within the Supportive Housing Program to settle into the house, manage stressors and potential crisis, and work towards their individualized goals.

You are empathetic, adaptable, and motivated by helping others. You are an exceptional relationship builder that has a proven track record of connecting, collaborating, and working effectively with youth. You have a strong understanding of the principles and practices around working with youth and you will use that knowledge to provide support, leadership, and healthy role modeling. Duties and responsibilities: Work directly with youth in a trauma-informed manner to develop and maintain a harm reduction approach; Work one on one with youth regarding individualized life skills goals including maintaining their space, personal hygiene, cooking etc.; Supporting youth to attend appointments in the community; Work with the youth’s support team to help facilitate family connection, spiritual connection and life skills supports and activities; Provides and coordinates all daily living activities including shopping and meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping; Assists in the general housekeeping and maintenance of the house; Assist youth in accessing outside services and agencies, working with the THS (Threshold Housing Society) team to do referrals; Keep abreast of all current social concerns and youth issues, and as required attend professional development activities to remain informed regarding issues for youth; Assist other members of the Threshold team in establishing a trusting, non-judgmental, nonexploitative rapport with youth; Provide immediate response and management of crisis situations; this includes contacting resources appropriate to the situation during regular work hours and after hours as required; Daily reporting and case management notes; Medication delivery; Additional tasks as assigned.

What you will bring to the role: A passion for working with and supporting youth A patient, flexible, and creative mindset 2 years’ experience working with vulnerable populations and at-risk youth, ideally in the housing and support service sector A bachelor’s degree in a related field or a combination of education, experience and/or training Knowledge and understanding of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds An understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and behavioural issues Current, or willing to obtain, Emergency First Aid, and Criminal Record Check What we will provide in return: A purpose-driven organization that lives its values The opportunity to do meaningful work that impacts young lives and creates positive change in our community A culture where being your authentic self is welcomed and supported The ability to work with a passionate and diverse team towards a shared goal Employer paid health and dental benefits, employee assistance plan, and generous counselling allowance Pension matching and training and professional development program Compensation & Hours: This position is full-time, 3 days on/4 days off, 4 days on/3 days off rotation, with 9.5 or 10 hours shifts, with a salary range of $24.00 – $27.82 per hour dependent on experience and related skills. The successful candidate can expect to enter the organization no higher than the midpoint of the compensation range. We are hiring multiple people to staff a housing resource that is re-opening. There is a morning rotation with shifts that are 7:30am-5:30pm and an evening rotation with shifts that are 2pm-11:30pm.

Application Information: If you would like to be a part of a progressive team that is passionate about making an impact, please apply with your resume and cover letter. We are hiring multiple people for the position. This position will remain open until filled but a review of resumes will start immediately so do not delay applying. We look forward to connecting with you Threshold is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity of people and communities, and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization.

We actively seek applications from diverse backgrounds, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, and ethnicities to apply If you require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process please let us know by contacting us at .

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