KEY WORKER, PHOENIX HOUSE
START DATE: OCTOBER 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: Phoenix Supportive Housing Program (PSHP) 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 Key Worker is responsible for the on-going case management and support for the youth residing at Phoenix House. This includes providing supportive counselling and crisis support for 10 youth, supporting day-to-day operations of Phoenix House and working with the youth on their case load with the goal of successfully transitioning to independent living.
Program: Phoenix House is a ten-bed long-term residential facility for youth aged 16-24. It offers safe, supportive housing for youth while learning skills for independent living.
Compensation: A competitive salary, Employee and Family Assistance Program, RRSP contribution, three 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.
Hours of Work: Shifts (usually 8 or 12 hours) fall during days, evenings and awake-overnights, weekdays, and weekends.
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 11:59pm on Thursday October 15th (ADT) to:
with the subject line “Key Worker PH”
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