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The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Program Worker for the HRIC Homelessness Drop In.

The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is a large Indigenous not for profit organization. We are culturally based and community focused, and committed to driving positive change for the community. As a staff member of HRIC you will have opportunity for professional growth, access to Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and a generous benefit package. We strive to uphold pre-colonial management and policy structure, while being supportive and maintaining a positive work atmosphere.

The Program Worker, under the direction of the Executive Director or Designate, is responsible to work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator and other staff to create a culturally safe and appropriate space that is welcoming to our most vulnerable Indigenous brothers and sisters. The Program Worker will act as a first point of contact for those accessing the Drop In and facilitate effective delivery of meals and programming as required.


  • Two (2) year Post-secondary education in Indigenous studies, Social Service work, or a combination of equivalent and relevant education;
  • Minimum two (2) years of demonstrated and related work experience within a homelessness and/or social service setting;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working within an Indigenous organization or community;
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of Indigenous culture, and both historical and contemporary Indigenous issues. Emphasis being on the impacts of trauma and community outreach;
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with the Program Coordinator, Intake Worker, and other housing workers to strengthen better outcomes for Indigenous community members including, development and delivery of effective programming to meet the needs of those accessing services and supports at the HRIC Homelessness Drop In Centre;
  • Ability to prepare and distribute food, drinks, and supplies to community members;
  • Training and/or experience in crisis intervention, de-escalation and conflict resolution;
  • Experience in MS Office applications;
  • Must have excellent written, verbal, time management, and organizational skills;
  • Must be flexible and willing to work occasional evenings and weekends;
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence with access to a reliable vehicle and be willing to travel when required; and,
  • Ability to obtain a satisfactory CPIC- Vulnerable Sector Search within 30 days of employment start date as a condition of the employment

SALARY: $46,904.00 per annum

Hours of work: Monday to Friday 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

HRIC is a highly flexible organization offering 2 weeks paid vacation, additional compensation including 5 paid cultural days, 4 paid holidays beyond mandatory Employment Standards, paid shutdown over the Christmas holiday week, and health benefits. HRIC health benefits are offered to full time permanent employees, employees will be able to enroll upon the successful completion of their (3) three-month probationary period.

HRIC is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

HRIC strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

Since this position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Indigenous people, HRIC shall give preference to Indigenous people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to or in an envelope marked


Human Resources Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

34 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8H 3Y7 FAX: 905-548-0024