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.

Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in social work, or another social science from a recognized educational institution with current registration with the appropriate regulatory body (IE: NSCSW)Experience: Minimum of five years related management experience

Strong knowledge of the policies, procedures, structure, mission and mandate of non-government organizations (NGO) is considered an asset.

Certifications:  Able to obtain Enhanced Reliability Security Screening and Child Abuse Registry check.

Start Date:    ASAP
Benefits available

To Apply:  Please email 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.

Application Deadline:   April 17, 2020 at 8 AM

Full job description here.


Public Relations and Fund-Raising Manager

The key role of the Public Relations and Fund-Raising Manager is to engage the community in ways that will strengthen and improve services offered and operations of Shelter Nova Scotia. Increasing the organizational profile, providing public education and fundraising is the core focus. Forming new supportive relationships and affirming existing ties within the community will be used to build on the existing funding base.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Public Relations and Fund-Raising Manager is responsible for having a working understanding of the organization’s approaches and frameworks for practice to increase public understanding of the work of Shelter Nova Scotia.

Qualifications

Education: Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Business or a two-year diploma from a recognized college or relevant specialty or equivalency.  CFRE designation considered an asset.

Experience: Minimum of 5 years experience and a proven record of success in raising funds for non-profit organizations from government and non-government sources. Intermediate level of proficiency with website design and maintenance

Experience in the field of communications.

Certifications:  Able to obtain Enhanced Reliability Security Screening and Child Abuse Registry check.

Start Date:   ASAP
Benefits available.

To Apply:  Please email a letter expressing your interest and suitability for the position along with an updated resume to opportunities@shelternovascotia.com  Please quote Public Relations Fundraising in subject line of the email.

Application Deadline:    April 17, 2020 at 8 AM

Job description here..


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