Phoenix Youth Programs
Halifax , NS
May 12, 2021
RELIEF WORKER, PYS/PSHP/PCFY
Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth aged 11-24 and their families. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them. To learn more about Phoenix visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca
If you are someone who wants to make a difference for young people and our community, this is a fantastic opportunity to begin a career with Phoenix! Offering schedule flexibility, great learning opportunities and the ability to grow within the organization, we look for staff who are dedicated to the work we do. We are committed to supporting staff to meet their professional goals and make every effort to promote from within.
Relief Workers are called on a casual basis to work shifts at Phoenix Youth Shelter (emergency shelter), Phoenix House (long-term residence) and at Phoenix Centre for Youth (walk-in centre). We are hiring people who are available to work at least 20 hours per week. Although we cannot guarantee hours, we are usually able to provide Relief Workers with 30-40 hours of work per week. Relief Workers should be prepared to work in the three programs listed above and to work any time of day including awake overnights with shift lengths ranging from three to 12 hours.
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. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for youth and staff. We welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disability, persons who identify in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit; however, we encourage self-identification and pronoun introduction on either your covering letter or resume.
Compensation: $20.00 per hour, Employee and Family Assistance Program
Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.
- Provide support and programming for youth.
- Provide a supportive environment that promotes youth empowerment.
- Assess and address the needs of the programs’ youth, including crisis intervention.
- Complete and maintain all logs, files and records as required and ensure confidentiality is protected.
- Supervise and monitor the program’s activities and ensure that policies, security and safety are maintained.
- Bachelor of Social Work or an undergraduate degree in a related discipline.
- Proven track record in establishing good working relationships with youth.
- Demonstrated skills in the development of rapport and trust with youth; the creation of a safe and secure setting for youth; and ensuring that youth services are offered in a therapeutic and non-judgmental manner.
- Ability to work from a youth-centred approach.
- Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal, communication, organizational and youth service skills.
- Non-violent crisis intervention (Crisis Prevention Institute preferable), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.