Employment Opportunities

Based in Orillia, ON, Green Haven Shelter for Women is dedicated to promoting the rights of self-identifying women, with or without dependent children, to live without fear in an environment of mutual respect. Our many programs and services are structured and run by an incredible team who are a part of the co-operative effort to eliminate all forms of violence towards women. We believe that it is our responsibility to advocate and provide public education to effect the social change necessary for the women and children in Orillia and the surrounding area.

If you share these values and a passion for eliminating violence against women, then Green Haven Shelter for Women would love to have you join our team! With us, you can be actively involved in empowering women and promoting the right for all individuals to live free from violence.

Current Employment Opportunities

Relief Crisis Support Worker (Bilingual – English/French)

Our Crisis Support Workers provide front-line interventions, case management and deliver programs to empower our residents to create independent lives free from violence. In a team environment, the Crisis Support Worker ensures the basic operations and quality standards of the shelter.

This position has scheduled, irregular shifts as well as call-in shift coverage. Shifts are generally 12.5 hours and may be days, evenings, nights on both weekdays and weekends based on availability and the needs of the organization. This position is a member of the bargaining unit with hourly rate as per the collective agreement.

Green Haven is committed to having a team that represents our community and the individuals we serve. We value inclusion and diversity and welcome applications from self-identifying women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities and persons who identify as LGBTQ+.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Post-secondary education in a related human or social services field (e.g. social work, psychology, addictions, etc.)
  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role, with preference given to individuals with experience working with survivors of domestic violence
  • Current registration, or eligible to register, with appropriate regulated college
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • Valid First Aid and CPR
  • Vulnerable Sector screening required
  • Bilingualism (French/English) imperative and proficiency may be tested
  • NVCI certification
  • ASIST Training
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Ability to communicate in secondary language
Required Abilities & Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to provide non-judgmental, client-centred, non-therapeutic emotional and practical support to women experiencing violence and/or abuse
  • Knowledge of complex issues affecting women and children in poverty, Indigenous peoples, women of colour, aging women, queer women and women with disabilities
  • Experience in conflict resolution, de-escalation and risk assessment
  • Demonstrated assessment, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices, strength based and resiliency focused assessments
  • Proven case documentation and effective reporting information practices
  • Ability to participate and contribute in a strong team environment with an inclusive and collaborative approach
  • Strong ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of independent judgment, taking action on a variety of matters as required
  • Ability to develop a positive rapport and interact effectively with adults and children/youth
  • Ability to handle challenging client behaviours, enforce policies and make decisions in a demanding and fast paced environment

Applications which include a cover letter and resume will be accepted by email to hr@ghws.ca until position is filled. We thank all applicants in advance and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.