Job Posting 87918

Mediator - Cabot Square Project
The Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
Montreal Metro area
Downtown Montreal
closed 12 days ago (Fri, 23 Sep)
full time  •  $29/hour

Mediator Position
Cabot Square Project
OVERVIEW OF POSITION
Since 2014, the Square Cabot Project was initiated by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal
(NWSM) in partnership with the Borough Ville-Marie and the YMCA Homelessness Assistance
in the downtown borough. This project aims to improve the feeling of safety, well-being and
encourage positive cohabitation in Cabot Square and the surrounding areas with a team of
community workers using various tools to support the vulnerable homeless population and
residents.
The team is currently seeking a Mediator who will be primarily involved in working with the
homeless Indigenous population in the Cabot Square area and providing safety.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Intervention / Safety
• Patrol Cabot Square (near Atwater metro station) and surrounding areas to meet the
vulnerable population and those at risk of homelessness in order to build trusting relationships;
• Ensure the safety of individuals who frequent Cabot Square;
• Respond to emergencies and respond to crisis situations;
• Promote social coexistence and the feeling of safety, especially through interventions and
mediation between the different occupants of the public space, including during events;
• Learn about the issues and realities affecting the urban Aboriginal homelessness community
and adapt approaches to be culturally relevant and safe.
Community
• Act as a liaison between community stakeholders and resources, including the Round
House Café;
• Establish and collaborate with the SPVM and STM personnel
• Establish and maintain collaboration with community resources and partners;
• Respond to community reports and concerns;
• Meet with merchants in the area and other representatives of spaces frequented by the
homeless Aboriginal population to improve cohabitation in public spaces.
Operations
• Write security and incident reports
• Participate in team meetings, clinical discussions and training
• Enter data needed for the statistics according to the deadlines
REQUIREMENTS
• Recognized security officer training or mandatory police training;
• Ability to foster respect and trust with individuals who are homeless and in difficulty;
• Have a minimum of 2 years in the social services field and with marginalized populations;
• Mandatory first aid accreditation;
• Knowledge of the sector, local resources and social issues facing the Indigenous homeless
population;
• Demonstrate independence, integrity and adaptability;
• Be comfortable with Windows and Office suite;
• Have no criminal record;
• Master French and English both orally and in writing;
• Flexibility and availability in terms of schedules (including evenings and weekends).
ASSETS
• Hold a bachelor's degree in human sciences (social work, psychology, psychoeducation,
sociology, criminology) or the equivalent in experience;
• Experience with homeless and/or Indigenous communities;
• Knowledge of Inuktitut or other Indigenous languages.
SKILLS
Teamwork and Professional Collaboration: The ability to work and collaborate with different
types of people and build on each other's strengths to achieve the desired results.
Organizational and Interpersonal Communication: The ability to actively listen, to encourage
the expression of ideas, to foster constructive exchanges and to express oneself verbally and in
writing with clarity, transparency, accuracy, coherence and respect for others .
Innovation and Continuous Improvement: The ability and sensitivity to continually seek
innovative approaches and ways of doing things to improve, stand out and achieve or exceed
expected results.
Work Management: The ability to effectively manage time and resources to perform the
required objectives.
CONDITIONS
Location: Square-Cabot and surrounding area
Status: Full time, regular
Salary: $ 29 / h, benefits
Work schedule: 40 hours a week, 13:00 to 21:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)
Starting date: Immediately
eight-month contract with possibility of renewal.
Send your CV along with a cover letter and two letters of reference to:
by mentioning Candidature - Community Mediator in the title of the
email. Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Priority will be given to Indigenous applicants.

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