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This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs plan for students and the applicant must meet the following criteria:

-is between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive at the start of employment);

-was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;

-intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;

-is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program;

-is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and

-is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.


Details of the Position:

Compensation:                      $13.00

Hours of Work:                      37.5 hours per week,

Shifts:                                     Shifts to be determined

Duration of Position:             Minimum 9 weeks

Start Date:                              May 1, 2017


Job Purpose:

Our Place Society (OPS) is an organization with Christian values and principles. We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.

As part of the residential support team, you will assist in the development and delivery of services and resources to support residents in formulating and implementing transitional plans, which promote independence.


Under the direction of the Housing Manager, the RSW assists and supports individuals with developing independence in life skills including self-care, activities of daily living, addiction recovery, communication and interpersonal skills, socialization, money management, time management and community integration.

Education, Abilities and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a related undergraduate degree or related diploma with training in mental illness/ addictions/special needs and their related housing issues.  Programs such as:  Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, Social Service Worker Certificate Programs or equivalent experience.

-Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction.

-Willing and able to work comfortably in a team environment

-Good communication and organizational skills

-Strong computer skills.

-Training in or knowledge of non-violent crisis intervention techniques.

-Knowledge of community services available to residents.

-Ability to work independently and show initiative and creativity.

-Ability to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members and community contacts.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a covering letter and resume detailing their related background, experience and qualifications by 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 to: or drop off to Our Place Society, Attention: Marion Hoadley, Human Resources Manager,  919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “Residential Housing Worker- Summer Student” in the subject line.