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

Apply by E-mail

Posted: 06-20-2018

Closes: Until filled


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Preferential hiring policies will apply for Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in citizens

Men's Emergency Shelter Worker - Multiple (Term Full Time -Modified Work Schedule – March 31, 2019)
Health & Social
Posting Date: June 15, 2018
Salary: Level 3 Step 1 ($24.73/hr)

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

The Men's Emergency Shelter's 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 srelationships 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:

· Social services diploma, experience working with addictions/concurrent disorders or equivalent relevant experience;
· Experience working with the homeless or similar population;
· Understanding of addictions issues and/or crisis, emergency, homeless shelter operation;
· Must be able to work independently and effectively as part of a team;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
· Computer-literate; familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel;
· Strong knowledge of community resources and services;
· Understanding of the multitude of issues facing people experiencing homelessness, addictions, and mental health issues;
· Strong interpersonal skills;
· Understanding and delivery of anti-oppressive practices;
· Ability to deal effectively with conflict and crisis.
· Effective conflict resolution skills;

· Experience working with homeless men;

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 and willingness to attend Mental Health First Aid within 3 months of hire;
· 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);
· Reliable vehicle, valid driver's license and insurance;
· Knowledge of workplace health and safety;
· Committed to upholding the shelter's mandate, values, and standards;

A detailed job description is available upon request.

For more information, contact Human Resources
Phone: (867) 993-7100 Ext: 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 Hwëchi'n Citizens in the pursuit of a strong, healthy, and united future. " 


Positions open: Mutliple
Hours per Week: Term Full Time -Modified Work Schedule – March 31, 2019
Wage: Level 3 Step 1 ($24.73/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