Student: Young Women's Shelter

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Evelyn Horne Young Women’s Shelter

Program Overview

This program offers young women aged 12 to 20 immediate access to safe housing. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Evelyn Horne Young
Women’s Shelter is always ready to welcome youth with nowhere else to turn. The shelter has 30 beds and offers both emergency
shelter and transitional housing for up to a year. A lesbian/bisexual/transgender positive and culturally sensitive environment, the shelter provides a safe place for all young women. But it’s much more than a place to stay. Each young woman discusses her unique situation with shelter staff, who work with her to identify her needs and connect her with the services she may need to achieve independence. Young women who lack family support are connected with youth workers who help them develop a full “community plan� and get the skills they need to live independently. While participating in programs designed to help young women set goals and work towards them is encouraged, it is not necessary. All youth have the choice simply to have their basic living needs met, or to pursue opportunities to secure long-term housing and improve their lives. The shelters also help young people remain healthy by offering information on sexual health and addictions within a safe and non-judgmental environment. For young women aged 16 to 21, transitional
housing is offered for stays of up to one year. These units give youth the opportunity to live semi-independently while they work towards their goals.

Students will have the opportunity to work
right alongside staff and will interact with clients on a day to day basis.
Students will provide support with intake, goal planning, programming, and
developing life skills.

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justice pénale
Special Requirements for All

Community & Housing Placements:
Student placements may run in the fall or winter semester, or
both, as required by the school program. Placements do not typically run in the
summer semester.

Please note that our student placements are unpaid and many of our
opportunities will require the ability to work a rotational schedule. Shifts
may occur in the evenings and on weekends and may vary week to week. Due to the
24/7 nature of the shelters, students may be required to work 12 hour shifts in
those programs.

LANGUAGE: Bilingualism is preferred, but not essential, for the
Downtown Services and Drop-In, the Young Women’s Shelter and the Young Men’s
Shelter. Please specify your language abilities on your application.

Cover letters should include the following:
School name and program name
1st and 2nd choices for placement
Students who do not specify two areas of interest or who state that they are interested in “any� placement opportunity will not be considered in the 1st round.
Date range of placement
Total hours and number of days/week of placement
Language abilities
Please clearly state your proficiency in English and French (and other languages if applicable)
Why you are interested in working with YSB and why we should choose you

Application deadline for Fall Placement: 2nd Friday in April
Application deadline for Winter Placement: 2nd Friday in October

For more information, or to find out which unit would be of interest to you, please visit: Community
and Housing Services

Screening Requirements:
Standard screening requirements for student placements include:

· TB testing

· Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector

· Two professional references

Updated Immunization record