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Job Number:  44613
Youth Worker- Weekend Overnight
Job Posted: Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Closing Date: Monday, 21 May 2018
(85 days ago)
Phoenix Youth Programs
Region: Central / Halifax area Type: Part time
Location: Halifax Salary: (not entered)



40 Hours Every Second Week (50% FTE)


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


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.



Program: Phoenix Youth Shelter provides free, safe, emergency accommodations to youth ages 16-24. The Shelter supplies daily essentials (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) around the clock to youth who seek support. All residents have access to daily programming and are connected with a Key Worker who provides on-going guidance and support to help residents meet their identified goals.


Wage: A competitive wage, Employee and Family Assistance Program, in-house trainings and professional development opportunities.


Hours of Work:  40 hours bi-weekly based on a schedule of: Thursday 12a.m. – 8 a.m., Friday 11 p.m. – 7 a.m., Saturday, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sunday, 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Monday, 12a.m. – 8 a.m. There is also the opportunity to work additional hours as a Relief Worker.


Start Date: June 4, 2018


Location: Tower Rd., Halifax


Reports to: Coordinator, Phoenix Youth Shelter


Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check including a vulnerable sector search, a child abuse register check and proof of education.




  • Supervise and monitor the Shelter’s overnight activities and ensure that policies, security and safety are maintained.
  • Provide support and crisis intervention for youth.
  • Maintain wakefulness for entire shift.
  • Contribute to building maintenance to ensure a therapeutic milieu.
  • Complete and maintain logs, files and records and ensure confidentiality is protected.
  • Fulfill significant cooking and cleaning responsibilities.
  • Train new staff and field placement students as required.




  • Bachelor of Social Work, or an undergraduate degree and Human Services diploma or another relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).
  • Demonstrated high level of understanding of youth development and the issues of homelessness.
  • Demonstrated exceptional level of interpersonal and youth service skills.
  • Experience working in a youth residential setting.
  • Demonstrated skill using anti-oppressive practice (harm reduction, narrative practice, a client-directed approach and a social justice perspective).
  • Knowledge of mental health issues, substance abuse and crisis intervention.
  • Physical ability to lift light loads, walk up and down stairs, and maintain a fairly active pace.
  • Non-violent crisis intervention (CPI), suicide intervention (ASIST), standard first aid or a commitment to secure those requirements within six months of being hired.
  • Comfort and ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook and using the Internet.
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by end of day Monday, May 21st, 2018 to:

Victoria MacLeod, Human Resources Manager
with the subject line “WOW 50%”
Contact Details:
Victoria MacLeod
Phoenix Youth Programs
5880Spring Garden Road
PO Box 60006 RPO Professional Centre
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R7

Tel: 902-446-4996
www:   phoenixyouth.ca/career-opportunities

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