Job Posting 99537

Support Counsellor, Housing
St. Leonard's Community Services Inc.
Hamilton area
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 19 Feb)
part time  •  Starting at $19.47 plus $1 per hour shift premiums


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 Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals



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, Station House and Cornerstone House support formerly homeless clients in preparing for semi and independent living by providing emergency, short- and long-term accommodation.


Station House provides a 7-bed facility offering shelter and support for young people, both males and females, who are between 15 and 17 years of age.  Station House works with individuals who are experiencing social, emotional, mental health challenges and housing obstacles. We offer a full spectrum of social, health and recreational services on site and through referrals to other St. Leonard’s Community Services programs or community agencies.


Cornerstone House offers two separate programs within its physical space, which includes a shelter program and a Transitional Housing program, both for males and females between 18-29 years of age. Cornerstone House works with individuals who are precariously housed or at risk of homelessness and provides them with a safe place to stay, help and support with counselling and life skills coaching to support the transition towards independent living.


As a Support Counsellor for Cornerstone and Station House you will:

  • Assist with established Support Plans
  • Help clients develop the skills and resources they need to enhance their social functioning
  • 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

Hours of work- Days, Afternoons and Nights including weekends to meet the needs of the program


Training: Initial comprehensive training related to all aspects of the role, as well as access to ongoing professional development.


The Perks

  • A Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • An Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff
  • Fun events for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency for Full Time staff
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount


  • Have a college diploma in the Human/Social Services field
  • Have a minimum of 1-year 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


Start date: as soon as possible

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