Full Time Support Worker at Metro Turning Point – (Bargaining Unit)

  • (72 to 96 hours biweekly with 12 hour shifts) average 84 hours biweekly
  • Shifts will include days, evenings, nights and weekends

Metro Turning Point is a shelter that provides services for up to 55 men, who are experiencing homelessness.  The Support Worker reports to the House Manager and/or Shift Supervisor and is responsible for the supervision of guests, security of the facility, and assisting the House Manager as required.


Education:  Degree in Social Sciences, Social Work, Human Services or a two year Diploma from a recognized educational institution with relevant experience such as human services, social services, healthcare, or a combination of education and experience is required

Experience: 2-3 years working in human services such as social services or healthcare, in a residential facility, Shelter, CRF, Parole, Probation or a similar environment or other related and equivalent experience.  Experience in mental health and addictions an asset.


  • Child Abuse Registry Check required
  • Criminal Record Check required
  • Standard First Aid/CPR level “C” required
  • NVCI preferred
  • ASIST preferred
  • WHMIS preferred

Salary:  This position will be subject to the current collective agreement, eligible for benefits after successful completion of the probationary period.  $18.26 per hour

To Apply:  Please email a letter expressing your interest and suitability along with an updated resume to:  opportunities@shelternovascotia.com please indicate MTP SW in the subject line of the email

Application Deadline:    December 11, 2019 at 8 AM.

Casual 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, pick up some extra work, while gaining valuable experience, we may want to talk to you.

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

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

Please apply via email 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