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‚ÄčMentorAction Program Lead


Organization Overview: MentorAction is a program of Interval House of Hamilton and located in the City of Hamilton. Interval House of Hamilton’s mission is “violence free lives for all women, children, and communities. Our goal is to be an innovative leader providing compassionate care and sustainable, highly integrated services. We value diversity.

Competencies:  Driven results for:  excellent written and verbal skills, approachable and compassionate, political and interpersonal savvy, information and computer/technical skills, priority setting and time management, dealing with ambiguity, decision quality, results driven.

Position Overview: MentorAction is a program designed to engage men, boys, and allies (of all ages and abilities) to eradicate gender-based violence through the development and implementation of various preventative strategies. This position will liaise between the committee and the community and report to the Director of Programs and Services. The position is focused on collaborative partnerships and creating pathways with the educational system, sports sector (professional and recreational), private business and non-profit sectors. The successful applicant will demonstrate high levels of proficiency with business and project planning and execution, communication, writing, social media support and motivational training. This position is in office and mobile, rooted in intersectional feminism and effectively engages, motivates, and evokes change within a wide demographic.  The successful candidate will act as an ambassador of IHOH. 

Qualifications: Post-secondary education in public relations, social services, adult or social justice education or a related field is required. Preferred candidates will be knowledgeable of and have experience with intersectional feminism theory, social media platforms, business planning, data collection and motivational training. Have proven working knowledge of developing curriculum that can be delivered through synchronous and asynchronous learning platforms. Must have valid certifications in First Aid/CPR and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification, Valid certifications in:  First Aid/CPR, ASSIST, PMAB/CPI/UMAB, Safe Food Handlers, Bill 168, 132, 142, WHMIS, Occupational Health & Safety, Ontario driver’s license, road worthy vehicle with 2 million liability insurance.  Member of Association for College of Social Work, Bi-lingual or a second language an asset. Must have up to date clear Criminal Reference Check – Vulnerable Sector.  Must comply with IHOH Vaccination Policy.

Hours: The position is temporary full-time up to 30-months, depending on funding availability. Flexible work schedule mainly daytime, with availability for evenings and weekends.

Interval House of Hamilton is an equal opportunity employer so please notify us of any workplace accommodations needed at the time of the interview. Interval House of Hamilton is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. In extension, we believe that a diverse staff working in an inclusive environment will make sound and more innovative decisions, better serving the Interval House of Hamilton organization and consequently the population it serves.

PLEASE FORWARD LETTER OF INTEREST describing your skills, competencies and experiences and your knowledge of feminist analysis along with a current resume to: Executive Director, at info@intervalhousehamilton.org  

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE or DROP OFFs.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: (no resumes will be accepted after the deadline).

Deadline:  November 12, 2021 – 3:00pm    



Front Line Shelter Relief

Relief Staff are vital to our agency in providing casual, on call coverage for the shelter. We are in need of multiple relief staff who are available to work a variety of shifts sometimes with short notice in our 24/7 facility. Shifts can range from Monday-Friday's, overnights, weekends and holidays.

Interval House of Hamilton is a SEIU unionized workplace.


The Front-Line Shelter Relief Staff should give support to, and contribute to, the case management goals, plans, and strategies for women and their children in the shelter. They encourage a caring, healthy, safe and positive work and residential setting for women in the shelter. Workers assist woman, and case-management, to asses and plan for her personal safety, coping (harm reduction if necessary), counselling and legal supports needs/requirements. They promote weekly support groups and activities to help women through this difficult time in their lives, and provide productive outlets for them to promote personal growth and healing. Counsellors work to prevent, manage and defuse any behavioural issues that arise within the shelter and to help them manage the personal and emotional issues that are causing them to act this way.


  • Action oriented
  • Approachability & Humour
  • Client focus
  • Compassion
  • Creative
  • Crisis management/conflict resolution
  • Decision quality and results driven,
  • Diversity and inclusion practice
  • Ethics and Values
  • Excellent written and verbal skills,
  • Feminist based counseling
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Interpersonal & Political Savvy
  • Listening
  • Sound knowledge legislation affecting abused women
  • Technical Skills
  • Working knowledge of harm reduction strategies



Undergraduate degree in Social Work (from recognized University/College) or related disciplines.


Minimum two years’ experience working in Women’s Services and preference to residential setting. Experience with group facilitation and program planning. Experience working with high risk women and working with Stages of Change model an asset.


Valid First Aid/CPR certification, Valid ASSIST Certification, Valid PMAB/CPI/UMAB Certification, valid Ontario driver’s license and own vehicle or access to, as well as the appropriate corresponding insurance. Be educated in harm reduction strategies and practices. Member of College of Social Work, bi-lingual or a second language an asset.

Working Enviroment/Hazards

A residential women’s shelter environment is fast past, continuously changing and crisis management communal work. Employees will work with diverse groups of women and children in traumatic emotional states, and must be willing to assist them with personal care items, assist with communal living, conflict management, crisis counselling and advocate for women with community and justice services.

Front-line relief staff are expected to do a reasonable amount of work in the office due to documentation and therefore some sitting is required. However, staff must also maintain a presence on the floor and assist the women with their reasonable daily needs.

Hours of Work: Work is part time and call-in relief. The employee needs to recognize that part time relief work does not offer a predictable work schedule, however guaranteed 1 to 2 shifts per schedule under the terms provided upon employment.

PLEASE FORWARD RESUME & LETTER OF INTEREST describing your skills, competencies and experiences and your knowledge of feminist counselling along with a current resume 

By email: info@intervalhousehamilton.org

By mail: 630 Sanatorium Road, Hamilton, ON, L9C 7S7


If you require accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process, please notify us to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodations. IHOH is an equal opportunity employer and strives to be reflective and inclusive of the communities we serve. We encourage individuals who identify as Indigenous, racialize, immigrant, LGBTQI+, or disAbled to apply. We appreciate your interest in this employment opportunity, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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