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Viola’s Place Society Homeless Shelter, New Glasgow, NS is in need of a Temporary Part-Time Shelter Support Worker.  Viola’s Place philosophy is to offer Shelter, Support and Hope in a non-judgemental capacity.


Job Title: Shelter Support Worker

Employer: Viola’s Place Society Homeless Shelter
Location: 189 Marsh Street, New Glasgow, NS

Salary: $13/hour

Start Date: As soon as possible



Position: This is a temporary position consisting of 20-24 hours per week for 12-16 weeks with the possibility of an extension.  Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and infrequent overnights.


Responsible to: Manager and Board of Directors



  • Experience working with diverse backgrounds, adults who are homeless, experiencing mental illness, and substance abuse would be an asset
  • Non-judgemental, positive attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality is essential
  • Demonstrate kindness, compassion, and empathy
  • Ability to deescalate conflict in a professional and effective manner
  • Ability to clearly communicating rules to ensure a positive, constructive environment within the shelter
  • Must be adaptable to change and have the ability to work under pressure
  • Other duties and requirements may be asked of the successful applicant



  • Relevant work experience or a combination of education and experience is considered for this position
  • A criminal record check and vulnerable sector check is required
  • Must be 19+ years of age to apply


How to apply:


Please send your cover letter and resume to


We thank all who apply.  However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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