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Zero Ceiling is committed to ending youth homelessness by providing young adults with unconditional support, advocacy, and opportunities. We create a safe, empowering, inclusive environment so they can become self-determining adults. We are working towards equity and justice for young adults who have been marginalized, including Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, and racialized young people.

We enthusiastically welcome applications from all qualified people, including those with lived experience, racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Indigenous peoples, those with diverse abilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

To apply for any of the below roles, please send your resume and a cover letter to info@zeroceiling.org.

Supportive Employment Coordinator

As a supportive employment program, we are responsible for ensuring work placements are successful. We do so through clear and direct communication with all parties, expectation setting, skill building, workplace coaching, and advocacy. With a strengths-based approach, you will identify and meet the complex needs of marginalized young people and empower them to find stability and success in the workplace. You’ll provide flexible, unconditional support and practical employment skills to participants.

The Supportive Employment Coordinator will:

  • Develop relationships of mutual trust and respect with participants
  • Create and steward relationships with employer partners
  • Oversee our employer communication strategy
  • Provide and teach workplace advocacy for participants
  • Coordinate with staff team to provide integrated holistic care

Job Details and Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Child and Youth Care, Social Work, or related field
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in social services or relevant lived experience.
  • Team-oriented, passionate and enjoys meeting and connecting with people.
  • Has demonstrated experience with case management.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and organize work and time efficiently.
  • Salary: $26/hour starting wage
  • Hours: Full-time (36hrs)
  • Benefits (after probation period): Extended health, RRSP matching, ten personal days

This role will be open until filled.

Youth Case Worker

We’re hiring an experienced Youth Case Worker to support young people in our supportive housing and employment program. With a strengths-based approach, you will identify and meet the complex needs of marginalized young people and empower them to find stability and community. You’ll provide flexible, unconditional support and advocacy.

You will be responsible for providing holistic case management support and building strong, trusting relationships. Using a strengths-based approach, you will support young people as they identify and work towards individualized goals. A key part of this role is advocating for young people at work and in healthcare, government agencies, justice, and housing settings. You will also coordinate weekly land-based programming for program participants, including snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking.

Job Details and Requirements

  • Experience: 2+ years in youth/social work or career training
  • Education: Social/youth work or equivalent lived experience
  • Case management experience required
  • Salary: $26/hr (starting wage)
  • Hours: Full-time (4 days, 36hr/wk), evening and weekend work required
  • Benefits (after probation period): Extended health, RRSP matching, ten personal days

This role will be open until filled.

Overnight Support Worker (FT, PT, or Casual)

Housing is fundamental to the growth we see in our participants; a safe place to call home is the first step in becoming the best version of themselves they can be. The Overnight Support Worker will lead the charge in creating a sense of home.

You will foster a sense of community under our roof, mentor our participants in how to keep a clean, comfortable home, and model to them how to be an awesome roommate/tenant. You will be responsible to maintain a clean and safe home, help the prevention of crises, drug/alcohol abuse, and roommate conflict. You’ll work as part of a team of Youth Workers providing wraparound support.

Job Details and Requirements

  • Experience: Youth work or equivalent lived experience
  • Key skills: Empathetic, team-oriented, and can easily connect with young people
  • Salary: $23/hr
  • Hours: Full-time, part-time, or casual. Overnight shifts (6pm – 6am)
  • Benefits: For permanent staff: Extended health benefits, wellness bonus, three week’s paid holiday, 10 paid personal days (all benefits available after 3-month probation)

This role will be open until filled.

 

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