Men's Shelter Worker
Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Government

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Posted: 02-11-2020

Closes: Until filled


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Men's Shelter Worker – Term
Department: Wellness
Posting Date: January 24, 2020
Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Level 3 Step 1 ($25.52/hr.)

                                                                                         Closing Date 4:00pm (PST): Until Filled

The Men's Shelter mandate is to provide safe and supportive shelter and services for men who are homeless (or at risk of being homeless). Shelter workers, under the direction of the Shelter Coordinator, provide support to the residents of the shelter, help maintain order in the shelter, assist residents achieve success in transitioning to long-term housing and motivate residents to create individualized plans. Workers will be involved in the design and delivery of program activities, in conducting research or evaluation of services, creating/fostering relationships with community programs. Shelter workers help residents learn important life skills including budgeting, literacy, housekeeping, and knowledge of landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Shelter workers help residents establish and maintain links with necessary services including health care, addiction treatment, mental wellness care, job training or placement and volunteer opportunities. Shelter workers realize that for the resident the shelter is their home, transitional or temporary as it maybe.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit a cover letter & resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide:

Essential Qualifications:
· Social services diploma and experience working with addictions/concurrent disorders. The equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Understanding and experience dealing with the multitude of issues facing people experiencing homelessness, addictions,
and mental health issues;
· Ability to deal effectively with conflict and crisis.
· Computer – literate; Familiar with Microsoft word and Excel

· Strong knowledge of community resources and services;
· Must be able to work independently and as part of a team;
· Experience working with homeless men an asset;
· Class 4 driver's license.

Conditions of Employment:
· Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check;
· WHMIS Training willing to obtain within 3 months of hire;
· Standard First Aid and CPR, crisis or non-violent de-escalation training ASSIST, Mental Health First Aid or willingness to attend within one year;
· CPI, CPR, Standard First Aid or willing to obtain within 2 months of hire;
· Able and willing to work modified work schedule (e.g., night, day, evening);
· Medical clearance;
· Knowledge of workplace health and safety;

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources
Phone: (867) 993-7100 – EX: 126 or 212 Fax: (867) 993-6553 Email:
Mail: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Government, P.O. Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon, Y0B 1G0
Physical Location: 1242 Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon

We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

"To work together, to speak with one voice and to serve Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Citizens in the pursuit of a strong, healthy, and united future."


Positions open: 1
Hours per Week: Standard Hours Bi-Weekly: 75
Wage: Level 3 Step 1 ($25.52/hr.)

Full Time Term

Application Process

Applicants must include:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Apply to: Human Resources
Fax: +1 (867) 993-6553
In Person:
PO Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0 Physical Location: 1242 Front Street, Dawson City, Yukon