Youth Services Worker - Kingston HomeBase Non-Profit Housing Inc.

Job Details

Youth Services Worker

  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $18.50
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Seasonal
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College

The Youth Services Summer Student would have the opportunity to staff the One Roof Drop in for 17.5 hours a week and work 17.5 hours a week at RISE, our supportive housing facility for youth for 16 weeks. This student under the supervision of the One Roof Supervisor, Supportive Housing Coordinator, and program and admin assistants would have a chance to help supervise and run recreational programming for youth aged 16-24.

This would involve many things including but not limited to the following:

  • Screening for COVID-19 and assisting to conduct COVID-19 Rapid Tests for patrons at the door
  • Connecting and referring youth to internal and external community partners
  • Running recreational programming (sports, board games, video games, movie nights etc)
  • Compiling program statistics
  • Maintaining the safety and security of all clients and staff in the drop-in • Reminding youth of their scheduled appointments
  • Cooking meals with youth
  • Ensuring the drop-in space is clean and functional
  • Designing programs for youth
  • Completing intakes and helping to coordinate measurement-based care initiatives
  • Answering phones and transferring to appropriate individuals
  • Fundraising 

Liaising with local businesses to secure donations. It is our hope that these varied job duties will help the right candidate gain valuable skills in working with a vulnerable population, designing programs, getting to know community resources, improving their de-escalation skills, and gaining the confidence they will require to work with other high needs populations in any social service setting.

What skills will the participant develop during this placement?

Client service

  •  Client Service refers to the ability to communicate efficiently and professionally with clients. At work, client service skills are required to interact with clients on behalf of the employer.


  • Teamwork refers to the skills needed to interact with other people. At work, people work with others in pairs and in small and large groups to coordinate tasks, share resources, plan, make decisions, negotiate, solve conflicts and complete other activities that involve teamwork.


  • Communication refers to the skills needed to exchange thoughts and information with other people. This exchange can happen orally by speaking, listening and using non-verbal cues, such as body language or in writing. At work, people use communication skills to talk to customers, discuss products with suppliers, explain work procedures to co-workers, participate in virtual sales meetings with clients, and other activities that involve verbal or written exchanges.

Digital skills

  • Digital technology refers to the skills needed to understand and use digital systems, tools and applications, and to process digital information. At work, people use digital technology skills to input, access, analyze, organize, create and communicate information and ideas using computers, software, point-of-sale equipment, email, podcasts, web applications, smart phones and other digital devices.


  • Leadership refers to a number of skills, including communication, relationship building, and the ability to delegate and traits such as honesty. At work, leadership skills are required when working in a team, demonstrating initiative, and taking responsibility for the completion of tasks that require multiple employees.

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