Job Opportunities

Our people are the heart of our success.

We’re committed to embedding inclusion into everything we do. From celebrating our people, to improving our participant's experience, to supporting our community, we are on a journey to build a more inclusive future for all those we serve.

Why Work With Us

Everyday, our dedicated team works hard to make sure that everyone who comes through our doors is treated with compassion, dignity, and respect.

Our mission is to offer support and encouragement to people who are marginalized because of mental health, disabilities, substance abuse, poverty, or homelessness, it’s our job to increase their level of self-sufficiency by providing opportunities. 

We invite you to visit our job listings page regularly to see if there’s a role that’s right for you.

Current Job Opportunities

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    • DROP-IN CENTRE WORKER - The Drop-in Centre worker provides direct support to participants of the Resource Drop-in Centre, assist with maintaining a welcoming, safe environment, assists with programming and daily activities and provides linkages to appropriate community resources. Candidates will also assist with daily set-up and clean-up. A full Job Description can be found HERE.
    • MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR -  The candidate will provide communications and social media support to the Resource Development Manager and other SMUN Staff, drafting media/communication material as needed. A full Job Description can be found HERE
    • GARDEN ASSISTANT - The position offers the chance for youth to directly apply their skills and make a difference improving food security to people living in poverty. Candidates will participate in the food production-distribution-consumption chain. Using knowledge in horticulture or agriculture, they will work with a team of employees, participants and volunteers to plan, plant, cultivate, and harvest produce from Start Me Up Niagara's mini-farm plot. In addition, they will help process and distribute produce to the center's kitchen/feeding programs or to people living in poverty seeking affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Education in horticulture, farming/community garden procedures, and/or food security is required. A full Job Description can be found HERE.
    • RECRUITER-EMPLOYMENT - The candidate will develop strategies and approaches that support individual participants and groups to build their capacity for employment and self-employment. Provide an holistic approach when working one-on-one with participants and within a group to achieve their respective employment goals. Answer incoming calls, emails and walk-in’s related to Start Me Up Niagara, Work Action Centre and Community Resources. Screening and matching participants to job opportunities and resources. A full Job Description can be found HERE.
    • RECEPTIONIST- WORK ACTION CENTRE -  The role of Receptionist is to provide support to Case Managers in assisting job seekers in person and on the phone in an office environment.  Tasks will vary but may include reception, administrative work, job searching, assisting in workshop preparation and support.  A full Job Description can be found HERE.
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        • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR: This position will be responsible for Volunteer Coordination as well as Event Planning under the guidance and assistance of the Resource Development Manager. The candidate will be the first and primary contact for all volunteers across all agency programs and will assist the RDM and other staff to coordinate SMUN signature events, including: Harvest Fest, Glow Ride, Coldest Night of The Year. A full Job Description can be found HERE.
      • Other: 
        • SHELTER CLEANER - The shelter cleaner is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all areas within an overnight shelter, including, but not limited to front foyer, stairs, washroom facilities, vacuuming, garbage and recycling, sweeping and mopping, sanitizing all high touch areas in compliance with Covid-19 protocols, and daily set-up of shelter space. A full Job description can be found HERE

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      Please complete and submit the form below to leave your resume on file with us. We strongly suggest checking our website for openings and SMUN cannot guarantee resumes submitted through our form will be paired up with current or future openings. 

      Start Me Up Niagara, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. Start Me Up Niagara is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
      • Start Me Up Niagara is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations within reason due to a disability or medical need are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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