Kingston Home Base Non-Profit Housing Inc.
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Contract / Contrat
Type de contrat/Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Autre type d'emploi/Other Job Type
Contract length: 6 months
From $41,200 a year
Day shift/35 hours per week variable shifts Monday – Friday, 8: 30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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About Home Base Housing

Home Base Housing is in the business of ending homelessness. We do this by caring and providing individual wrap around services delivered by case managers to the vulnerably housed and homeless. With over 22 properties under our management we provide emergency, transitional and supportive housing, for youth, families and single adults, a housing help centre, street outreach, One Roof- Kingston Youth Hub, housing loss prevention services and advocate for affordable housing for all. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society. Join us and make a difference!

Community Worker- One Roof

Reports to: One Roof- Supervisor


The Community Worker – One Roof program is responsible for providing experiential education in order to help youth develop new skills to gain confidence and self- esteem. The food literacy program will help youth develop their skills for independent living, healthy eating, and potential employment opportunities in the food industry.

Add drop in overview


The Community Worker – One Roof is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Create an inviting experience for the youth accessing drop-in;
  • Support the drop-in program and admin assistant in day-to-day operations of the drop-in space;
  • Identify and connect youth in need to service;
  • Address crisis situations in the drop-in as needed;
  • Promoting safety and security at the location at all times, taking action as required
  • Assessing and providing solutions to ongoing food insecurity needs and gaps in service delivery of high- risk and vulnerable youth;
  • Maintain an updated data inventory of food resources;
  • Produce regular communications to internal and external audiences on the types of food programs being provided;
  • Work with volunteer groups to coordinate the delivery of food and nutrition services;
  • Provide information sessions on how to prepare and consume gut healthy meals and snacks;
  • Developing and administering programs aimed at increasing client’s food literacy and self efficacy in the kitchen;
  • Ensuring the kitchen and dining area are cleaned and sanitized in an appropriate fashion as per One Roof and Government of Ontario Policies;
  • Creating a weekly meal plan that can be followed;
  • Purchasing or acquiring the groceries necessary to provide gut healthy meal options and snacks on a budget;
  • Maintain data on number of persons in attendance and activities
  • Completing other duties as assigned by One Roof Program Supervisor or Manager.

Required skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the operating standards for the One Roof Program and the program’s expected client outcomes.
  • Knowledge and experience developing and implementing projects aimed at increasing food literacy amongst transitional aged youth.
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach youth about food allergies and safe food handling practices.
  • Experience developing and administering programming aimed at increasing food literacy.
  • Knowledge of resources in the community for youth and families who are experiencing complex needs, skilled at brokering services for client appropriate to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting transitional aged youth.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to set and maintain boundaries.
  • Ability to integrate harm reduction approaches as appropriate in daily interactions with clients.
  • Ability to use assertive engagement techniques as appropriate in interactions with the client.
  • Ability to identify and assess risk and implement strategies which minimize risk to self, the client, and others.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to privacy legislation and policies within the organization related to confidentiality of client information.
  • Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, and mediation skills within a solution-focused framework.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to negotiate and mediate difficult situations and produce positive results.
  • Ability to function as a participating member of the team and understand the work of the team as part of a broader system to help reduce youth crime in the city of Kingston.
  • Ability to coach on the principles and interventions required in the One Roof program.
  • Ability to collaborate with Indigenous Elder and other stakeholders to provide culturally appropriate meals to participants;

Qualifications and Requirements

  • university degree or community college diploma in a related discipline
  • minimum three years work experience in human services
  • possess a valid Driver’s License and have access to a reliable vehicle, with appropriate insurance
  • Ontario Government approved Food Handling Certificate
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training or related training
  • First Aid and CPR
  • CPIC – vulnerable sector required prior to employment

Hours of Work

  • 35 hours per week
  • variable shifts Monday – Friday, 8: 30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement Home Base Housing invites applications from all qualified individuals. Home Base is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Home Base provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at

August 2023

Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Contract length: 6 months

Salary: From $41,200.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Paid time off


  • Day shift

Application question(s):

  • Do you have Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training or related training?
  • Are you willing and able to provide a vulnerable sector CPIC prior to employment?


  • DCS / DEC (preferred)


  • human/social services: 2 years (required)


  • First Aid Certification (preferred)
  • driver's licence (required)

Work Location: In person