We are hiring – Relief Housing Support Worker


The St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSWC) is a feminist organization that since 1972 is continually working to achieve equality and justice through political activism, community collaboration and the creation of a safe and inclusive space for all women in the St. John’s area. The SJSWC operates the St. John’s Women’s Centre, Marguerites Place Supportive Housing and Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP).

Marguerite’s Place Supportive Housing Program is a supported living program delivered within a safe and secure women only environment. Residents are supported by a team of professional staff, who provide individualized case management, ongoing programming and 24 hour support and crisis management. We strive to assist individuals with complex needs identify and overcome barriers that prevent them from successfully accessing and maintaining safe and independent housing in the community.

We are currently seeking Relief Housing Support Workers to fill shifts as required for vacation relief, sick leave, etc. Shifts may be pre-booked or filled on an on-call / emergency basis. This position is single staffed for 8 and 12 hours shifts for evenings, overnights and weekends.


Completion of post-secondary education preferably in human services. A combination of the following skills and experiences is an asset:

• Good computer skills
• Strong written & oral communication skills
• Feminist analysis
• Experience working within a non-profit organization.
• Experience working in a women’s shelter/housing (or other direct service delivery to homeless women) an asset
• Experience working with survivors of trauma, abuse and consumers of mental health preferred

Hours of Work – Relief positions provide coverage to a variety of shifts as needed
Salary Step 1 – $19.50 per hour plus 4% vacation pay

To Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter addressed to the Housing Social Worker/Team Lead Pennie Spurvey pennie@sjwomenscentre.ca

St. John’s Status of Women Council/Women’s Centre
170 Cashin Ave. Extension, St. John’s, NL A1E 3B6
P: 709.753.0220 ext. 223 F:709.753.3817

Marguerite’s Place

Twitter: @SJSOWC