The Youth Support Worker (YSW) is responsible to supervise and mentor homeless youth, provide practical supports and facilitate life skills development. The Peer Support Worker will work 8 hour shifts commencing at 1400hrs and concluding at 2200hrs Sunday to Thursday.
The Youth Support Worker will also assist youth to address relational, employment and wellness concerns and facilitate referrals where appropriate while using a case management approach (including reports and statistics). This position will also be responsible for security and cleanliness of building and grounds.
Minimum Grade 12 education with one (1) year of experience working with homeless and at-risk youth.
Personal experience with homelessness is considered an asset. Required training (will be provided) including Crisis intervention, Suicide Intervention, Mental Health First Aid.
Up-to-date immunizations, CPR C and First Aid (will be provided), and a criminal record check are mandatory. CRC must be provided with application (obtain from RCMP free if indicating the CRC is for potential employment with SideDoor).
SideDoor is celebrating 24 years supporting YOUth (1995-2019).
Originally opening as a Drop-In Youth Centre in 1995 SideDoor has grown exponentially, now providing supports including day shelter, meals and snacks, laundry and shower facilities, hygiene products, , computers, telephone, fax, etc.
Drop-In Centre provides a safe alternative to Yellowknife streets including practical supports and life skills: meal served at 5pm, recreation, cultural and social supports, etc.
Hope's Haven at 5114-52nd Street
24/hour Housing and Supports
Transitional Housing - YOUth in Transition
1. Housing and Supports:
Temporary: Emergency Shelter -
Safe Haven for YOUth experiencing homelessness (on site)
Transitional: Youth in Transition –
Short-term housing and supports (on site)
Permanent: HOME4U –
Permanent Housing and Supports (off site)
2. Resource Centre 4 YOUth:
HOME4U: Housing and Tenancy
HELP4U: Employment, Literacy and Training
HOPE4U: Mental Health and Addictions &
Practical Supports and Life Skills
Referral Services and Practical Supports –
Drop-In Centre, Meals, Showers, Laundry, etc
The SideDoor exists to instil values, character and community that will empower Northern youth to find fulfilment (HOPE) by providing a safe haven and practical supports. We are committed to preventing, reducing and ending youth homelessness in Yellowknife for youth, ages 14-24.