Homes First Society

There are over 5,000 people in Toronto without a safe stable place to live. Hundreds live “rough” – in ravines, stairwells or on the street. Hundreds more suffer with mental illness and addictions. This forgotten slice of our population, people who have been street-involved for several years and who have nowhere else to go, is where Homes First comes in. We provide Housing First. We were the first and remain one of the largest providers of homes for people with the fewest options in Toronto. 

Homes come in many shapes and sizes but each is a safe, stable refuge. Everyone needs a home. With a home people can be part of a community, obtain ID, register for social services and keep in touch with family and friends. With a home people gain respect, dignity and the ability to care for themselves and others. 

The vast majority of homeless people – even those with severe mental health and/or substance use issues – can successfully stay housed and off the street with appropriate housing and supports.

Homes First Society Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 19, 2019
Part time
We're Growing! We are a non-profit Agency providing housing and support to people who have experienced chronic homelessness. We are currently seeking Relief Community Housing Workers for several sites. Relief Community Housing Workers work on an as-needed basis, earning $20.10 per hour . Due to the nature of the work, applicants must be available to work a variety of shifts including weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays, often on short notice. Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.   Responsibilities: Provide support to tenants living in our housing or hostels who face challenges including poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse and social isolation. Provide support in the areas of basic life management skills, accessing resources for health and well-being, assertive communication, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change. Fully participate in the day-to-day operations of the facility.   Qualifications: Post secondary education in related field or equivalent in education and experience. Previous experience working with people who are homeless and/or under-housed. Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbal and written. Knowledge of our tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness. Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills. Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset. Submit Resume to:    Homes First Society, Fax: 416-214-1873, Attention: Caroline Ferris                        Or email: caroline.ferris@homesfirst.on.ca                             When applying, please quote RC2018. Please no phone calls.   Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required. The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society. Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer
Homes First Society Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 19, 2019
Contractor
Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. We are looking for Community Shelter Workers to staff at our shelters.   Submit Resume & Cover Letter to: Homes First Society, 90 Shuter St, 2nd Floor, Fax 416-214-1873   Attention: Human Resources   Or email:caroline.ferris@homesfirst.on.ca. No Phone Calls Please APPLICANTS PLEASE QUOTE "CR18" Position supports clients in their housing by assessing and supporting their needs and adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.   Job Description: provide support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more demonstrated ability to work with people with hoarding behaviours and who have mental health and addiction issues. use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals provide support including work readiness, basic life management skills, anger management, addiction counseling, assertive communication, setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics apply knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act use excellent organizational and time management skills work independently and as part of a team communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing   Qualifications: post-secondary education or equivalent several years of experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness excellent interpersonal skills certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset ability to work evenings Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required. The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society. Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employe r
Homes First Society Toronto, ON, Canada
Feb 19, 2019
Contractor
Weekend Contracts – Saturdays and Sundays Shifts available include 8am to 4pm, 4pm to 12am & 12am to 8am   Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.   This position supports clients in their housing by assessing and supporting their needs and adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society. Job Description: provide support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more demonstrated ability to work with people with hoarding behaviours and who have mental health and addiction issues. use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals provide support including work readiness, basic life management skills, anger management, addiction counseling, assertive communication, setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics apply knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act use excellent organizational and time management skills work independently and as part of a team communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing   Qualifications: post-secondary education or equivalent several years of experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness excellent interpersonal skills certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset   Submit Resume to:       Homes First Society, Fax: 416-214-1873, Attention: Caroline Ferris                  Or email: caroline.ferris@homesfirst.on.ca                    When applying, please quote W2018. Please no phone calls.   Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required. The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society within the first month of employment. Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer