POSITION: LIVE-IN SUPPORT WORKER (Co-ed facility)
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 ages 11-24 and their families. We offer important services and programs including shelter, food, housing support, health care, parenting support, recreation, education and employment services, and clinical therapy. 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 Youth Programs, visit: www.phoenixyouth.ca
Job Summary: The Homes for Independence Program offers homes for independent living for youth ages 16-24. Reporting to the Manager of the Supportive Housing Program, the Live-in Support Worker provides a consistent presence as a positive role model while living on site with youth. As the on-site supervisor for four youth in a five-bedroom house, the Live-in Support Worker implements case plans, facilitates the household, and spends time in the home. Live-in Support Workers are able to have a second place of employment or be attending school in addition to their live-in responsibilities.
Compensation: Includes free rent and utilities, $1250.00 monthly honorarium (taxed) and opportunities for training and professional development and five days off per month. Basic furniture is provided.
Location: Oxford St., Halifax, NS (4 youth, co-ed)
Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.
Start Date: January 2021 (flexible). Some training for the position will commence prior to the move-in date.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment reflective of the youth we serve. 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 LGBTQ2S+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. All employment is decided based on qualifications and merit; however, we encourage self-identification on either your cover letter or resume.
TO APPLY * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period.
Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications to:
with the subject line “Live-in”.
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