Transition House Support Worker

Position: Transition House Support Worker

Term : Casual On Call


The support worker’s role is to carry out the purpose and objectives of Helping Spirit Lodge Society through the support and advancement of Aboriginal women and children fleeing violence.  Ensure a commitment to provide safe and protective shelter. Maintain cohesion in the residence by: assessing critical incidents, making timely decisions and mediating when necessary. Delivery of a holistic program that enhances the lives of the community we serve. 

REPORTS TO: Spirit Lodge Supervisor


Carry out the purpose and objectives of the Helping Spirit Lodge Society

  • Ability to support and interact with program participants and their children in a professional manner, providing life skills to both children and women to assist the participants in reaching stability
  • Ensuring the safety and comfort of residence by following security procedures and maintaining cleanliness of the living environment
  • Identify needs of participant families to support them in further community integration/engagement with community referrals and capacity building to transition into permanent housing
  • Light cleaning duties


  • Post Secondary Degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working with children of various ages
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the theory and technique relevant to working with children and youth
  • Experience working with families to identify and access basic needs and resources
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal history, traditions and cultural competencies; ability to articulate history relating to Aboriginals in Canada 
  • Ability to articulate historical trauma
  • Knowledge of the impacts of family violence and its effects on women and children
  • Demonstrated decision making skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify and direct individuals experiencing trauma, mental health substance use, sexual abuse and or homelessness to appropriate resources
  • Knowledge of facilitation techniques and experience in group work
  • Criminal Record Check clearance
  • Valid Driver’s license (vehicle an asset) must provide a driver’s abstract
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook and internet research)
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Current Food Safe Certificate
Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

   Closing Date: Until Position Filled