Homeless shelter worker

Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter based in Nanaimo, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Homeless shelter worker. Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter is a compassionate community organization dedicated to providing shelter and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness. As part of the Unitarian Universalist tradition, the shelter operates with a commitment to social justice and inclusivity, welcoming individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs. Offering temporary shelter, meals, and resources, the Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter strives to provide a safe and dignified environment for those in need. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Nanaimo Unitarian Shelter
Position: Homeless shelter worker
No of Vacancies: 2
Salary: $25.95 hourly for 5 to 128 hours per month
Employment Type: Casual employment Part time
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Shifts: Evening, Night, Shift, On Call, Early Morning
Work setting: Shelter for the homeless
Supervision: More than 20 people
Target audience: Persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), persons with an intellectual disability, persons with mental health disabilities, and street population


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualifications such as College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 3 months to less than 1 year or equivalent experience
Experience: Candidates don’t need experience although having experience is an asset
Area of specialization: Community service organization
Credentials: First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate
Security and safety: Criminal record check

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should be knowledgeable about services for the homeless and able to lift and handle weights up to 9 kg (20 lbs)

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should possess efficient interpersonal skills and demonstrate interpersonal awareness
  • The candidates should exercise good judgment and prioritize client focus

Candidate Status:

  • Candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or temporary or permanent resident of Canada
  • Candidate must have legal authorization (Work Permit) to work in Canada
  • If Candidates are unable to fulfill above mentioned requirements, don’t apply for the position


  • The candidates should be able to perform housekeeping activities and engage in food preparation
  • The candidates should be able to resolve conflict situations and supervise activities of clients living in group homes and halfway houses


  • The candidates will get get financial benefits as per collective agreement

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your Resume, Cover letter) through the below-mentioned details

By email




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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