Relief Housing Support Worker

Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL

All staff positions at the Women's Centre are employed by the Mokami Status of Women Council (MSWC). Our work is guided by feminist theory and principles.

Position Scope:
The Relief Housing Support Worker position is a casual/call-in position reporting directly to the MSWC Social Worker and Executive Director. Housing Support staff work in consultation with the Social Worker to implement the MSWC housing programming and serve as a part of the circle of care for residents. Housing Support staff are responsible for ensuring that there is a safe environment for the residents as well as drop-in clients. They use conflict resolution and mediation skills to prevent and manage crisis.

Major Responsibilities & Typical Duties:
•Provide support to residents
•Provide support in crisis situations
•Monitor/operate security system
•Data entry and documentation
•Help community members navigate MSWC and other community resources
•Facilitate resident programming and assist with programming logistics including food preparation, room set up, etc.
•Conduct cleaning of common areas, including garbage collection & disposal
•Report maintenance concerns to Financial Administrator
•Keeping entryways clear and free of snow during winter months
•Other duties as required

Consideration will be given to applicants with a combination of the following skills and experiences:
•Post-secondary education in social sciences, social work, psychology or related field.
•Experience working in non-profit organizations or in direct service delivery in housing and homelessness
•Knowledge of MSWC programming
•Cooperative, friendly and helpful attitude
•Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
•Knowledge of Harm Reduction, Feminist Approach, Trauma-Informed Approach, Anti-Racist and AntiOppressive Frameworks.
•Knowledge of gender equity and community issues as they relate to women and gender diverse individuals
•Knowledge of cultural humility and indigenous cultures and understanding of the impact of intergenerational trauma
•Cultural humility and understanding
•Strong written and oral communication skills
•Excellent computer skills
•Understanding of confidentiality practices and ethical workplace conduct
•High level of initiative and problem solving skills
•Experience working in an inclusive environment, working with trans, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, nonbinary, sex working women, and women who have been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Hours of Work:
Relief Housing Support Workers are there to support their full-time team members when they need time for leave, when they need a personal wellness day, or when those unexpected life events happen. These shifts are often with little notice, but can also be planned months in advance. We are in need of relief workers who are regularly available from 4PM — 12AM and from 12AM -8AM from Monday to Friday, but also those that would be available for relief work on weekends from 8AM -8PM and from 8PM to 8AM. This position requires that applicants are available for shifts between 3-12 hours, seven days a week including holidays. There are no guaranteed hours as this is a casual/on-call position.

$22 per hour

Closing Date:
This position will be advertised until filled. Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and 2 references. A current and original copy of a Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Check will be required prior to beginning employment. Please email applications to

We thank all in advance for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equity Statement:
MSWC embraces diversity and is committed to greater equity in our programs and our employment. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain skilled and strong volunteers and employees from diverse backgrounds allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives in line with this, preferences will be given to and applications are encouraged from women (cisgender and transgender) and non-binary people who are Indigenous, Black and people of colour, people living with disabilities, women with experience in sex work and women with experience in the criminal justice system. We encourage applicants to self-identify any marginalized experiences and identities in their application with the knowledge that disclosed experiences will remain confidential.

Mokami Status of Women Council