SENIOR KEY WORKER, PHOENIX HOUSE
START DATE: OCTOBER 4th, 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 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.
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 Senior Key Worker will work within the Phoenix Supportive Housing Program (PSHP), which is comprised of two residential programs that offer long-term housing for youth aged 16-24. This position will work primarily with Phoenix House, a transitional residence for 10 youth working towards an eventual goal of independent living. Through 24/7 support, Phoenix House offers safe, supportive housing for youth learning skills for independent living. PSHP’s second residential program is Phoenix Homes for Independence (PHI), a program for ten youth living in three homes who are transitioning from semi-independent living to independent living.
Under the supervision of the Manager, the Senior Key Worker is responsible for providing support to a team of Key Workers, providing supportive counselling and crisis support for 10 youth, and supporting the day-to-day operations of Phoenix House.
Compensation: A competitive salary, comprehensive group medical insurance plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, 3 weeks of vacation in the first year and 4 weeks of vacation in the second year, generous sick leave, a generous paid holiday schedule, in-house trainings, and professional development opportunities.
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week with some flexibility, primarily Monday-Friday. Occasional additional evening and/or weekend work as required. Week-long on-call responsibilities on a rotation basis also required (compensated).
Mondays 4pm-12am (floor shift), Tuesdays 9am-5pm, Wednesdays 9am-5pm, Thursdays 3:15pm-11:15pm (floor shift), Fridays, 7:30am-3:30pm (floor shift from 7:30am-12pm).
Start Date: October 4th, 2021
Location: Hunter St., Halifax
Reports to: Manager, Phoenix House
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.
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 23rd, 2021, at 11:59pm (ADT) to:
with the subject line “Senior Key Worker PH”
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