Employment Opportunities

POSTING DATE: April 30, 2021
EXPIRY DATE: May 14, 2021


Site: Stratford
Midnights and Weekends

POSITION SUMMARY: As a member of the Stratford/Perth Shelterlink collaborative team, the Housing Stability Worker provides direct, quality and safe supports to youth experiencing homelessness in accordance with Stratford/Perth Shelterlink’s policies, under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.

Program Coordinator, Stratford/Perth Shelterlink

As soon as possible
$17.55 hourly

− Degree or Diploma in Child and Youth Services, Social Services, Psychology, Education or equivalent education an asset or work-related experience
− Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification and First Aid Certificate required
− Basic counselling, team building, negotiating and mediation skills
− Working knowledge and or experience with community resources, programs and/or services as related to youth
− Office administration including experience in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
− Ability to take charge, think quickly and act appropriately in a crisis situation
− Ability to deal with unresolved situations, frequent change, delays and unexpected events and calm demeanour
− Skilled in organization, planning, creatively able to develop and communicate unique solutions to client’s problems, able to create positive energy and motivation within groups and individuals and demonstrates tolerance of ambiguity
− Demonstrates time management skills as it pertains to writing clean and concise notes for data management purposes
− Ability to meet the physical demands of the position

Please send your resume and cover letter to the Acting Executive Director and Board Chair Martin Ritsma at martinritsma@gmail.com or call 519-276-9659 to apply.

Please be advised that we are no longer accepting emailed or paper-based resumes. Please submit a complete resume by visiting our job opportunities page on our website: www.hpha.ca

Stratford/Perth Shelterlink is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes or require clarification surrounding the posting, please contact Human Resources at 519-272-8210 x2535 for assistance.

At Stratford Perth Shelterlink, our mission is to assist homeless youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. We do more than just assist in finding them a warm safe bed — we are actively working with youth to assist them in their pursuits, through education and skills development supports. We were recently the recipients of a grant through the Emergency Community Support Fund in conjunction with the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation. The grant allowed us to purchase laptops and upgrade our internet and purchase supplies for skills development programming. The staff and youth at the shelter are thrilled they will be able to carry on with education and pursue employment opportunities during the pandemic.

Stratford Perth Shelterlink are the proud recipients of a $7000 grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund with the assistance of the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation.

The grant was much needed support to our local Living Options for Youth and Emergency Community Placement Program which assists homeless youth, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness, during COVID 19.  COVID 19 cancelled a major fundraiser for our organization so we are grateful for the assistance to allow our programs to continue and our shelter to remain operational 24 hours a day.

Next Fundraising Event:

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Shelterlink Fundraising Events:

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Shelterlink Wish List

We could use your help! Shelterlink is in need of the following items for the Living Options for Youth program. Please consider donating.

  • Fans for the summer!
  • Single bed mattress covers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Non-perishable goods
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry baskets
  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Single Bed Sheets
  • Grocery Gift Cards
    • to buy fresh items for our Breakfast Program
  • Staples Gift Cards
    • to buy much needed school and office supplies
  • Quarters for Laundry
    • $0.25 x 4 = 1 load

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