POSITION: LIVE-IN SUPPORT WORKER
START DATE: NOVEMBER 2021
Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s eleven 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 visit our website: www.phoenixyouth.ca.
A staff group that represents the diversity of the people and communities we serve is of the utmost importance. Phoenix is committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth that have traditionally impacted members from the following groups, African Nova Scotians, Indigenous People, and Other Racially Visible Persons, Members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community, and Persons with Disabilities. If you are a member of one of theses equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify in your cover letter or your resume and share your pronouns.
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 three youth in a four-bedroom house, the Live-in Support Worker supports youths’ 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, $1,175.00 monthly honorarium (taxed) and opportunities for training and professional development and five days off per month. Basic furniture is provided.
Location: Willow Street, Halifax, NS.
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: November 2021 (flexible). Some training for the position will commence prior to the move-in date.
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 by Thursday September 30th, 2021, at 11:59pm (ADT) to:
with the subject line “Live-in”.
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