The Rebuilding Overnight Housing Support Workers – NEW position  

  • A four on, two off rotation of eight hour shifts 10 PM to 6 AM
  • Term to March 31, 2021

The Rebuilding is a 19-unit apartment building for men making the transition from shelter living to community living. People experiencing homelessness are provided the opportunity to start anew by moving into their own rental apartment – complete with individualized support. The Client Support Worker reports to the House Manager and is responsible for the supervision of tenants, security of the facility, and assisting the House Manager as required.

Please see the full posting here and apply with a letter expressing your interest and an updated resume to opportunities@shelternovascotia.com by June 23 at 4 PM. The Rebuilding – Overnight Housing Support Worker 


Director of Shelter Services

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Shelter Services provides leadership and support for the framework for practice used within Shelter Nova Scotia’s facilities for people experiencing homelessness, Barry House and Metro Turning Point.  Ensures consistent and effective operations of, and programming within, Shelter Nova Scotia facilities by providing direction to the House Managers and making recommendations to the Executive Director. Provides leadership and expertise for the practice approaches used as they apply to Harm Reduction, Trauma Informed Care, Housing First, Housing Focused Shelter and all related models and interventions.  Represents Shelter Nova Scotia and provides leadership to the organization on community initiatives and efforts to improve services, secure housing for all and ultimately end homelessness.

To Apply:  Please apply in confidence with a letter expressing your interest and suitability for the position along with an updated resume to opportunities@shelternovascotia.com  Please quote Director Shelter Services in subject line of the email.

The full posting and job description is here – Shelter Nova Scotia – Director Shelter Services 2020


Casual Employment Opportunities 

If you have a diploma or degree in Human Services, Social Work, Counselling, Corrections, Criminology, Psychology, or Sociology from an accredited educational institution, want make a difference and gain some experience, we may want to talk to you.

We are looking for casuals for all three of the sectors we work in:

  • Homelessness (Metro Turning Point and Barry House)
  • Housing (Herring Cove Apartments and The Rebuilding)
  • Corrections (Nehiley House and Sir Sandford Fleming House)

If you are keen to make a positive impact in our community, have a background that demonstrates your compassion and experience in helping others, we would like to hear from you.

We will be hiring several casual employees in the lead up to summer. If you would like to learn more, send a short letter of introduction and an updated resume to opportunities@shelternovascotia.com.

Thank you for your interest in a position with Shelter Nova Scotia. We look forward to hearing from you!

Make today the day you step forward to make a positive impact that could forever influence the course of a person’s life.

A snapshot of who we are:

Full-time Employees 56
Part-time Employees 15
Casual Employees 37
Student Placements 4
Average Length of Employment for Full-time Employees 5 years
Longest Serving Employee 35 years