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Shelter Support Worker Micro-Credential Program

todaySeptember 26, 2023 82 3

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A free, in-depth program to jumpstart your career in the homeless or family violence shelter sector.

A partnership between family violence and homeless shelters, and Red River College Polytechnic. Funding provided by: The Government of Canada, The Manitoba Government

Overview of program

This 6-month program expected to begin in November 2023 is an excellent opportunity for potential shelter workers to connect with a local family violence (FV) or homeless shelter. Completion of the full program and work placement may lead to employment at a shelter.

The program will focus on trauma-informed care, consisting of:

(1) A 90-hour foundations training in basic shelter terminology and concepts
(2) A 90-hour fundamentals training in skills needed to work in a shelter
(3) A 90-hour specialization course in homeless or family violence shelters (participant’s choice)
(4) A 20-hour work placement at a shelter (for those that don’t already work at a shelter)
(5) A 20-hour capstone project—research & propose solutions to a topic concerning the shelter

What you’ll need

(1) Access to a computer & internet (we can help you obtain a computer from Computers for Schools)
(2) Commitment to completing the 6-month program. The time commitment will be about 10-15
hours per week. Most work will be done on the students’ own time, with 1 live session per week.
(3) Complete an application, including a cover letter and resume
(4) Selected applicants will interview with an FV/homeless shelter in their community

Limited seats—apply ASAP! Please apply at by October 15, 2023.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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