Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Kingston is a stunning and historic city that is located on the shores of Lake Ontario, boasting of amenities greater than comparable cities of its size. Our city is host to incomparable educational facilities Queens University, the Royal Military College and St Lawrence College as well is within an hour of the best of the regions wineries, beaches and recreational activities.

It is an exciting time to be a part of making a difference towards Kingston’s “10-year Plan to End Homelessness”. Join us in making that difference.

Kingston Home Base Housing is an equal opportunity employer.

Mission Statement
Home Base Housing develops and manages a range of safe, affordable housing, emergency shelters and support services to meet the needs of youth, adults and families at risk of homelessness in the Kingston area.

 

Become a part of a progressive and flexible organization that provides a range of leading-edge services in the field of homelessness, housing and supports.

Our organization is located in historic downtown Kingston which has wonderful restaurants and shopping including outdoor markets in the summer and skating in the winter.
We are seeking experienced individuals who brings enthusiasm, knowledge, and creativity to their work.

The successful candidate will have at their core a profound respect for persons who are experiencing a variety of life challenges and will have the requisite skills and experience to help them make positive changes.

Current Opportunities

The following position(s) is/are available (scroll down for details below):

Community Worker

Housing Outreach Worker

Relief Support Worker 

 Community Worker

16 hours every other weekend (Saturday 4 pm-8:30 pm/Sunday 8:30 am-8:30 pm)

10 month contract (June 2017 – March 2018)

Overview Description 

The Community Worker is assigned to a specific program location at Home Base Housing. Each location provides a place for clients to have coffee, food, and join programming and social activities. The Community Worker is responsible for the day-to-day operations and program planning. The Community Worker is available to act as a resource for clients and where appropriate, initiates referrals to other services. The Community Worker works with persons individually or in groups to create or enhance the feeling of community and participation within the program.

Description 

The Community Worker is responsible for the following tasks:

• Creating a welcoming, supportive, respectful and safe atmosphere

• Working with clients to develop, implement and evaluate programming and social activities offered at the location

• Providing assistance and interim support to clients in attendance

• Encouraging client involvement in activities and obtaining feedback on these activities

• Supporting the goals established by the client and his/her case manager and ensuring on-going communication with the case manager

• Promoting safety and security at the location at all times, taking action as required

• Menu planning, shopping, preparing and providing meals as scheduled

• Maintaining daily housekeeping routines with tenant involvement as appropriate

• Initiating referrals and/or connections within agency or community

• Attending all staff meetings and training sessions as requested

• Completing other duties as assigned by Program Manager

Communication and Record Keeping

• Maintains data on number of persons in attendance and activities
• Prepares and circulates notes from any tenant meetings
• Other monthly statistics as required
• Menu plans and related record keeping
• Entries into the daily communication book as appropriate
• Entries into the client file as appropriate and completion of incident reports
• Attendance and participation at client review meetings

Skills and Knowledge

• Demonstrated knowledge of homelessness issues, services available, mental health and /or addiction issues
• Understanding of community building philosophy and techniques
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Strong consumer focus
• Knowledge of housing, health care, and community resources in Kingston
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Demonstrated skills in planning and implementation of activities
• Demonstrated ability to deal with hard to serve clients and negotiate difficult situations
• Computer competency related to job function

Qualifications

• University Degree or Community College Diploma in Social Services or related field preferred
• 2 years experience working with the population preferred
• Regular access to a car and a valid driver’s license
• CPR and First Aid Certification required prior to employment

Please forward resume and cover letter (in PDF format ONLY) to:

Trevor Farrar

Supervisor

In From the Cold Emergency Shelter

540 Montreal St. Kingston, ON  K7K 3J2

tfarrar@kingstonhomebase.ca

Please note that ONLY PDF attachments will be forwarded.  

 No phone calls, please!  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thanks! 

 

Housing Outreach Worker

30 hrs week
June to August, 2017

Job Summary

The Housing Outreach Worker will support clients in accessing housing and community services, with a focus on the homeless population or those at risk of becoming homeless. The Worker will engage these clients through the Housing Help Centre and with the Street Outreach team.

Activities

• Assist with the front desk reception and answering of telephones
• Evaluate client needs and refer clients to appropriate services
• Set up voicemail services for clients
• Receive rent payments and issue receipts
• Engage with clients living “rough” and provide them with education and support

Qualifications

• Students enrolled in a Human Services program AND returning to full-time education in fall 2017
• Related volunteer or previous work experience
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently and take initiative where appropriate
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and respect confidentiality of clients

Please forward resume and cover letter (in PDF format ONLY) by MAY 31, 2017 (4:30 p.m.)  to:

Colleen McAlister-Lacombe

Program Manager

Home Base Housing 

540 Montreal St. Kingston, ON  K7K 3J2

clacombe@kingstonhomebase.ca

Please note that ONLY PDF attachments will be forwarded.  

 No phone calls, please!  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thanks! 

 

Relief Support Worker

Overview

The Relief Support Worker is assigned to provide coverage when full-time staff are unable to be at work and where coverage is required to deliver the program. The Relief Support Worker adheres to the policies of Home Base Housing and to the Program where they are assigned.

Description

• Creating a welcoming, supportive, respectful and safe atmosphere
• Providing assistance and interim support to clients in attendance
• Promoting safety and security at all times, taking action as required
• Maintaining daily housekeeping routines with tenant involvement as appropriate
• Attending program meetings and training sessions as requested

Skills and Knowledge

• Demonstrated knowledge of homelessness issues, services available, mental health and /or addiction issues
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• Strong client focus
• Skills in planning and implementation of activities
• Demonstrated ability to deal with hard to serve clients and negotiate difficult situations
• Computer competency related to job function
Qualifications and Requirements
• university degree or community college diploma in a related discipline
• minimum three years work experience in human services
• possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle, with appropriate insurance
• Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training or related training
• First Aid and CPR
• CPIC – vulnerable sector required prior to employment

Please forward resume and cover letter (in PDF format ONLY) by email to:

Dawn Sadler  dsadler@kingstonhomebase.ca

Please note that ONLY PDF attachments will be forwarded to appropriate managers.  

 No phone calls, please!  Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Thanks! 

 

 

Volunteering with HOME BASE HOUSING

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Home Base Housing. We are currently not seeking volunteers at this time.  Please check our website in the future. Thanks!

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