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Emergency Shelter Support Worker

Yellowknife Women's Society
February 15, 2022
Job Type
Base Salary
$22.25 starting
Yellowknife Women's Centre


This position is a key member of the emergency shelter team at the Yellowknife Women's Centre, one of the programs operated by the Yellowknife Women's Society.

The Emergency Shelter Support Worker provides direct support/supervision to shelter residents within the Emergency Shelter and ensures services are professionally provided to residents and visitors.




  • The Emergency Shelter Support Worker fills in for program employees when necessary and provides direct participant support when programĀ  needs require.
  • The worker oversees the residents accessing the Emergency Shelter to ensure they are safe and abiding by the shelter rules.
  • The worker ensures visitors and program users are treated professionally and ensures files, records and administrative tools are professionally implemented and maintained.
  • The worker ensures the Centre premises are clean, safe and maintained and all daily duties are completed as assigned.
  • The occupant will serve as a role model for positive and fair attitude and behaviors.


  • Supervision and oversight for Emergency Shelter
  • Oversight of meal preparation and clean up
  • Facilitation of Daily Event
  • Intake of Shelter residents
  • Reporting
  • Consultation



  • Diploma in social work, plus one years experience within a non-profit preferred. A combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience providing supports to women and homeless people from diverse backgrounds that struggle with a myriad of challenges.
  • Broad knowledge of social and economic issues facing Northern women and in particular, First Nations, Inuit and Inuvialuit women.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team and with other agencies and community partners.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Updated immunization and criminal records check
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention Certification

Personal Attributes

  • maintain strict confidentiality in performing the responsibilities of this position.
  • be self-motivated and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • demonstrate the ability to accept responsibility, be open-minded and honest
  • be supportive, compassionate and understanding
  • have excellent communication skills.
  • be able to work in a high stress work environment.


Company Info

The Yellowknife Women's Society is a non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to support the social, cultural and economic autonomy of northern women and their families.

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