Community and Social Services Worker (Canada Summer Jobs)

Restorations Second Stage Homes

This position is dependent on funding from Canada Summer Jobs; start date and length of employment might change depending on funding conditions.

Position Purpose

Restorations Second Stage Homes (“Restorations”) exists to support Survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking by providing long term residential housing, survivor-led peer programming and holistic care.

Restorations is addressing a major regional service gap in Halton/Hamilton – lack of safe, affordable, long-term housing for survivors of human trafficking – through our three-bedroom home in Burlington which provides “housing-first” residential programming.  Through a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach, we build and nurture trusting, long-term relationships between survivors of sexual exploitation and staff, volunteers, and the wider community as a foundation to recovery, healing, empowerment, and success. In partnership with services, supports, and programs in the wider community, we work with residents to identify holistic health needs and create care plans that address goal setting, life and social skills development, counselling and therapies, and other health or supports as required to empower survivors in their physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual restoration.

The Community and Social Services Worker will be responsible for providing staffing support in a collaborative team environment to Restorations’ residential programming (Nancy’s House). This position is ideal for an individual looking for summer employment, paid internship, or co-op opportunity.


  • Participating in ongoing program planning, curriculum development, and evaluation efforts of Residential Program.
  • Participating in the creation and design, revision, and updating of program materials and documentation of Residential Program.
  • Assisting the Program Manager with creating, updating, and reviewing Care Plans with residents.
  • Transporting and accompanying residents to medical appointments and social activities in the community (e.g. health care, fitness activities, outings, etc.).
  • Coordinating with the Program Manager for program and facilities needs including resources for the day-to-day living needs of the participants in the home (food, supplies, etc.) and to ensure ongoing safety and maintenance of the house.
  • Inputting data and updating files in our client database.
  • Working with the communications committee to collect stories of impact to share with broader community.
  • Other relevant duties as required.


Applicants must be eligible for a Canada Summer Jobs position. To be eligible, you must:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the beginning of the employment period;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
  • have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Knowledge, Experience, and Training:

  • Student of or completed honours degree or diploma in related discipline (social work, psychology, child and youth worker, social service worker, addictions worker, etc.)
  • Previous experience working collaboratively with survivors of human trafficking an asset.
  • ASIST or SafeTALK certification an asset.
  • Trauma-informed training an asset.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training an asset.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge/familiarity of human trafficking and social service systems.
  • Alignment with the Core Values of Restorations.
  • Excellent communication and active listening skills.
  • Ability to understand and connect with individuals while recognizing and connecting diverse needs and values set.
  • Ability to draw on positive strengths and behaviours of others.
  • Ability to provide a holistic perspective with an understanding of health and wellness.
  • Comfortable working either one-on-one or in group settings.
  • A willingness to collaborate with others and work as part of a team.
  • Well-organized and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve issues respectfully.
  • Proficient with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and case management software.


  • Current Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector screening required.
  • A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Adherence to Restorations agency values.
  • Training and Certification in First Aid/CPR Certificate or willingness to obtain.

Hours and Location of Employment

  • 30 hours/week
  • Work conducted at residential program in Burlington; the location is confidential and will be disclosed upon offer of employment.

Application Process

To apply, email a cover letter and resume/CV to with “Community and Social Services Worker” in the subject line.

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