Job Posting 75842

Support Counsellor, Housing
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closes in 17 days (Fri, 12 Nov)
part time  •  $18.53 per hour plus $1 per hour shift premiums (nights, weekends, responsibility)


St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized



St. Leonard’s Community Services offers a continuum of social housing services to meet client needs ranging from homelessness to independent living.  As part of the continuum, the Youth Resource Centre provides emergency, short and long-term accommodation to help prepare clients to transition to semi-independent or independent living.  The Agency’s Transitional Housing Programs supports formerly homeless clients in preparing for independent living and the Supportive Housing Program addresses the long-term housing needs by helping clients develop the skills necessary to maintain independent living.


As a Support Counsellor for these programs, you would:

  • Assist with established Support Plans
  • Help clients develop the skills and resources they need to enhance their social functioning
  • Distribute and document resident funds and recreational funds; collect record and provide receipts for client savings
  • Tour the facilities to ensure the residences, clients and grounds are safe and secure
  • Monitor, distribute and document medication
  • Prepare meals/snacks for clients and replenish kitchen supplies for meals


Hourly wage: $18.53 plus shift premiums


Hours of work: Days, afternoons, and nights, with scheduled shifts on statutory holidays, weekends and weekdays, as well as call-in shifts. 


Start date: as soon as possible



  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s combined student placement and/or paid experience working with youth with substance use, mental health and/or homeless issues
  • Be proficient in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Have access to reliable transportation
  • Be able to manage frequent exposure to direct and vicarious traumatic stress

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wynadot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.


The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.


Personal information submitted will only be used for the purposes of the competition in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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