Live-In Support Worker

Posted on: April 10, 2019
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Since 1987, Phoenix has been dedicated to supporting youth and contributing to a vibrant community. Phoenix’s ten locations in Halifax, N.S. provide a continuum of care for youth ages 11-24 and their families. We offer important services and programs including shelter, food, housing support, health care, parenting support, recreation, education and employment services, and clinical therapy. Our team of caring professionals recognizes that each person who comes to us has individual needs as well as strengths. People are the leaders in their own lives; Phoenix is a leader in supporting them.

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We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment reflective of the youth we serve. We welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ2S+ community and others who reflect the diversity of our Nova Scotia communities. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit; however we encourage self-identification on either your covering letter or resume.


Job Summary: The Homes for Independence Program offers homes for independent living for youth ages 16-24. Reporting to the Coordinator of the Supportive Housing Program, the Live-in Support Worker provides a consistent presence as a positive role model while living on site with youth. As the on-site supervisor for youth in a four bedroom house, the Live-in Support Worker implements case plans, facilitates the household and spends time in the home. Live-in Support Workers are able to have a second place of employment or be attending school in addition to their live-in responsibilities.

Compensation: Includes free rent and utilities, $1125.00 monthly honorarium and opportunities for training and professional development and five days off per month. Basic furniture is provided.

Location:              Henry St., Halifax (for 3 male identifying youth)

Screening Requirements: This position is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check, vulnerable sector search, child abuse register check and proof of education.

Start Date:      Henry St. – April 30, 2019

                        Some training for the position will commence prior to the move-in date. 


  • Support the youth in their daily activities and provide supervision and encouragement as needed.
  • Facilitate home maintenance.
  • Be familiar with and monitor the youths’ short and long term goals as they work toward independent living.
  • Regularly attend youth support meetings and keep up to date case notes
  • Regularly report to the Homes for Independence Program team.
  • Occasionally liaise with other community supports, e.g. schools, doctors, social workers, etc.
  • Actively participate in at least one of Phoenix’s working committees.


  • University or College education (can be in progress) in a related field and two years of experience working or volunteering with youth.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience living independently or in a group setting.
  • Skills and discretion to be an appropriate role model to youth in transition.
  • Excellent organizational skills and good oral and written communication skills.
  • High energy, flexible and committed to team work.
  • CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention (offered internally), Standard First Aid (offered internally) and ASIST Suicide Intervention certification are requirements of the position or the candidate must have a willingness to obtain them at the earliest possible opportunity after commencing employment.
  • Registration or Candidacy for Registration, certification or membership of a related professional body (if applicable).

TO APPLY  * Please note that interviews may take place during the posting period.                                   

Please forward a resume and a cover letter (in Word or as a PDF document) with pertinent information about your qualifications by April 22, 2019 to with the subject line “Live-in”