Youth Addiction Support Worker – Part Time

  • Part Time
  • Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • $19.98/hour CDN / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Good Shepherd Centres

Good Shepherd is seeking to fill multiple positions with varying schedules for our growing needs. If you are looking for a career working with amazing people while helping you community thrive, then this opportunity is for you and we want to hear from you. We urge individuals that have retired, semi-retired, are returning to the workforce, those that are new to Canada and recent graduates to also apply. At Good Shepherd, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive equal and authentic workplace.

Who We Are

The work of Good Shepherd is based on a fundamental belief in providing hope and restoring dignity to the most vulnerable members of our community. Our services include emergency food and clothing; daily hot meals; emergency shelters for men, youth, families, women and children; transitional housing and education for homeless and street-involved youth; hospice palliative care; community mental health programs; and supportive housing programs. This opportunity is with our Good Shepherd – Notre Dame House, Youth Services – Youth Substance Use Program.

Culture and Values

We see the good in people, not only the challenge. We hear the warmth in their voices. We recognize that we all have potential and promise. Our programs help to tear down the barriers that have impeded our community’s most vulnerable citizens and help them to establish a path to a stable and healthy life.

At Good Shepherd, we recognize the inherent value of people living with addiction and their right to quality care and services. Good Shepherd is committed to integrating Harm Reduction practices into our programs and to prioritizing the rights, dignity, and choices of those who use substances. By integrating a Harm Reduction framework at Good Shepherd, we can decrease barriers to service and better support some of our community’s most marginalized members.

Hospitality, as inspired by St. John of God is at the heart of Good Shepherd’s mission. This means that we welcome all people with compassion, acceptance and a spirit of generosity; creating opportunities for transformation. Hospitality embodies our Values, Responsibility, Availability, Adaptability, Quality and Dignity.

How You Will Make an Impact

Good Shepherd Youth Services is committed to helping youth who may be struggling with poverty, family conflict, homelessness, mental health issues, abuse and neglect. We inspire youth to dream, hope and achieve. We strengthen community by believing that no youth stands alone. Each year, Good Shepherd Youth Services helps thousands of youth through strength-based programs including personal counseling, life skills training and educational programs.

In this role, you will work to make a difference in the lives of Clients in our Youth Services Program. The successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to the mission values of availability, flexibility, adaptability, hospitality and dignity.

Youth Addiction Support Workers will function as a member of the Notre Dame House Youth Support Worker team and will have primary responsibility for working in collaboration with community-based addiction workers in identifying youth who are impaired by drug/alcohol use, facilitating crisis intervention as required and facilitating both the short term and longer-term service needs of the youth served.

What You’ll Bring to Our Team

A post-secondary education in Social Services such as Child and Youth Worker
Demonstrated knowledge/experience of working with transitional-aged youth, youth homelessness and substance use
Knowledge of and experience working in residential treatment for Children under the Ministry Guidelines are a plus
Fluency in French and/or another language(s) is also an asset
CPR certification or willingness to be certified is required
Good judgement, problem-solving and assessment skills
Have a strong understanding of harm reduction principles
Must have excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal skills, good organization skills and ability to prioritize workload
Committed to anti-racist/anti-oppressive practice and to the mission and values of Good Shepherd
Hours of work: Regular Part Time

What We Offer

Staff recognition programs along with access to self-care supports and EMPLOYEE / FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
Make a difference and provide HOPE
Good Shepherd, a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, is an equal opportunity employer operating within an anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. We strive to establish workplaces that reflect and are enhanced by the rich diversity of the community we serve.

Good Shepherd welcomes and encourages applications from all people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you need accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 905-528-5877.

Good Shepherd has a mandatory verification of COVID-19 vaccination policy. More information on the full policy requirements and accommodation allowances will be provided to those selected for an interview.

Good Shepherd observes and enforces health and safety rules and work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations to minimize risk to clients, staff and others as well as to the property of the Good Shepherd. All employees must be compliant within the Occupational Health & Safety Act and be capable of obeying and understanding instruction.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.