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

  • Resource Drop-In Centre Lead - [Click Here to See the Full Job Description] Start Me Up Niagara’s Resource Drop-In Resource Centre is home to a dedicated team who strive to provide encouragement, support, and assist with the immediate needs of person’s struggling with significant life challenges. Many of these adversities include: mental issues, addiction, homelessness, and poverty. Participants visit the Resource Centre to access basic needs, connect with workers, and get referrals to other community resources. The staff of the Resource centre practice a harm reduction and client-centered approach to service, encouraging participants to develop their own goals and work with them to achieve those goals. The Resource Centre Workers will work under the guidance of the Centre Lead and with a team, helping resolve problems and support people in moving forward.
    • Applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to tbenjamin@startmeupniagara.ca with the subject line “Drop-In Centre Lead Application”.
  • Resource Centre Receptionist - [Click Here to See the Full Job Description] The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, who is just as comfortable working autonomously as with a team. This candidate should have a high level of discretion and confidentiality and offer new ideas and initiatives. Receptionist shall have a friendly and welcoming attitude and the ability to multitask. The candidate shall allow access to other employees, answer phones, transfer calls, schedule appointments, answer questions, give directions and manage the flow of traffic in the office. Successful candidates should be able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically and professionally at all times. 
    • Applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to tbenjamin@startmeupniagara.ca with the subject line “Receptionist Application”.
  • Community Farm Worker - [Click Here to See the Full Job Description] Start Me Up Niagara’s Community Farm is focused on growing healthy foods for SMUN’s food programs and to share with the neighbourhood. The focus of the farm program is to help improve overall community health, to engage participants to be involved in growing healthy produce and to help make them widely available so individuals can better incorporate them into their daily lives. The Community Farm Worker will work under the guidance of the Farm Manager and with a team, helping to grow a variety fresh produce. Practical knowledge and experience in horticulture is considered an asset. The Farm Worker will help with the day-to-day operations of the farm during the growing season.
    • Applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to Erin Riseing, Community Garden Program Coordinator at eriseing@startmeupniagara.ca with the subject line “Community Garden Worker Application”. 

Submit Your Resume

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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