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Safe Beds Worker - Full-time (30 hours/week) & Casual positions available

Zack's Crib

Part-Time • Temiskaming Shores Region

Salary Range: $40,000 - $60,000

About Zack’s Crib: 

Founded in 2018, the Zack's Crib (ZC) project came to fruition when some parents who were struggling to find the right services for their son, started talking to other people who were either living similar situations or wanted to help. Zack’s Crib provides safe and accessible emergency shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the community of New Liskeard.   Zack’s Crib collaborates with the District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board (DTSSAB) and other diverse stakeholders to address homelessness and barriers to support in the community through the development and operation of an emergency safe beds program. Zack’s Crib service delivery is rooted in housing first, trauma-informed, and culturally-relevant approaches. ZC strives for participation of people with direct and indirect lived/living experience in all levels of the organization. Zack’s Crib is located and operates in the Unceded Traditional Territory of the Timiskaming Algonquin and the Timiskaming First Nation.

Position Title:

  • Safe Beds Worker
  • Full-time (30 hours week: 3x 10 hour shifts (Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am)
  • Casual (on-call to cover available shifts)


  • 183 Broadwood Ave., New Liskeard

Hours of Work:

  • Shift #1: 30 hours/week (10 hour shifts) (Thursday night to Sunday morning) (10:00 PM - 8:00 AM)
  • Casual: Must be available for a minimum of 3 on-call shifts per/month.

Position Summary:

Safe Beds Workers work collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide person-centered services in a trauma-informed, non-judgemental, and responsible manner..  The position supports the day-to-day operations of Zack’s Cribs programs and supports people experiencing homelessness to interact with the programs toward achieving permanent and appropriate housing in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the day-to-day operations of Zack’s Crib.
  • Work toward eliminating real or perceived barriers that prevent or inhibit access to Zack’s Crib programs.
  • Provide support to people accessing programs with activities of daily living.
  • Triage and assess the needs of people accessing programs through the consistent use of common assessment, intake, and client forms.
  • Use effective conflict resolution skills to build trust/rapport and respond to any issues as they arise.
  • Assist in meal preparation and housekeeping duties of the Safe Beds program.
  • Complete administrative tasks; including tracking of program usage, maintenance of client files, and responding to client and community requests via phone or email.
  • Be familiar with community resources and refer individuals to the appropriate supports as requested.
  • Manage challenging situations and difficult behaviour through a trauma-informed and person-first approach.
  • Assess safety risk of individuals and programming areas.
  • Notify supervisor(s) of any health and safety concerns.


  • Post-secondary education in a relevant field; which may include, Social Work, Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Social Justice & Community Development.
  • Direct or in-direct lived/living experience of homelessness and/or mental illness & substance use.
  • Paid or unpaid experience working with marginalized individuals.
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, compassion.
  • Effective crisis intervention skills.
  • Experience with administrative processes and tools.
  • Willingness to work a variety of shifts, including night shifts throughout the week, on weekends, and on holidays.
  • Ability to speak multiple languages will be considered an asset


  • $23/hour (part-time)
  • $22/hour (casual)

Applications can be sent to [email protected] and must include a cover letter and resume.

Zack’s Crib is committed to equitable recruitment practices and to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from historically marginalized and/or underserved/underrepresented communities, especially individuals who identify with diverse gender and sexual identities (including 2sLGBTQ2+); women; Indigenous/Black/people of colour; people living with dis/ability, HIV and/or other chronic/long-term health conditions; and people with lived experience of homelessness, mental illness, substance use, trauma, and poverty.

Disclaimer: This job posting indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required by the incumbent. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Job Expires: 2024-07-15

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