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Social Service Worker (Weekends) – Out of the Cold Program

JOB DESCRIPTION – (Weekend work) Social Service Worker Duration – (4 months) November 15, 2021 – March 15, 2022

Shift Focus – Saturday and Sunday; Evening Shift (5:30pm to 1:30am) *3 openings Saturday and Sunday; Overnight Shift (1:00am to 9:00 am) *3 openings

St. Leonard’s Place Peel (SLPP) is a non-profit charitable organization that provides transitional and reintegration housing for men dealing with situations of homelessness, mental illness, addiction and/or conflict with the law.

St. Leonard’s Place Peel is opening an Out of the Cold program from November-March and looking to recruit staff for the 4-month contracts. We are looking to recruit people who are committed to client care, have experience working with men that have experienced homelessness and have excellent communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Welcome clients to the program
  2. Complete intake paperwork and create/maintain electronic records
  3. Complete regular checks of the sleeping area to ensure client and staff safety
  4. Stay on site during the entire shift
  5. Communicate with shift partner regularly throughout the night
  6. Provide guests with healthy snacks and continental breakfasts
  7. Distribute hygiene kits and winter accessories to guests
  8. Conduct daily sanitization of facilities to ensure the health and safety of guests
  9. Ensure guests use designated eating and smoking areas
  10. Maintain documentation as per policies
  11. Recording and reporting all incidents
  12. Answering phone and responding to questions about the program and potential referrals
  13. Collaborate with community partners
  14. Responsible for tracking of health concerns reported
  15. Provide additional support to guests when required
  16. Assist with referrals and linkages to other programs
  17. Provide information to oncoming staff
  18. Read the communication log
  19. Assist with housing searches and providing community
  20. Screening all guests for COVID as per Public Health guidelines and temperature checks will be performed upon entry
  21. Ensure all IPAC measures are followed
  22. Laundry as required


Minimum Qualification

  • Graduate/Diploma of a Social Service Worker Program or equivalent

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience working with men that are homeless and may have substance use and mental health issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Superior crisis prevention and intervention skills
  • Great problem-solving skills
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources
  • Current CPR/First Aid
  • Team player
  • Clear Police check for vulnerable sector

Salary: $22/hour

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