Why join Shekinah?

The Core Members

The fun-loving adults with a diverse spectrum of disabilities who live together as a family, who want to share their lives with you, and have you share your life with them.

The people

Shekinah Homes Society is a warm, welcoming, multi-cultural community comprised of talented, passionate people. Our support staff is made up of Group Home Workers and Residential Care Workers.

The experience

Hone your skills in an ideal environment for a career in caring for others. Many of our Group Home Workers from overseas discover that Shekinah Homes Society is an ideal gateway to a new language and culture.

The setting

Victoria, British Columbia, is one of Canada’s most picturesque cities. It is located on the shores of the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast. People living in Victoria enjoy a mild year-around climate, access to nature, and a quality of life that possesses all amenities of urban living in a city small enough to have retained its character and charm.

The inclusive spirit

Everyone has a voice at Shekinah Homes Society and every opinion is heard. Decisions are made as a community, sometimes with much spirited debate. We follow contemporary, progressive ideas about what it means to be an intentional community. Our goal: To honor and empower not only our Core Members, but all who live and work here.

Summer 2023 Students

Supported by Canada Summer Jobs

  • Raesha, Danica, and Corinne

  • Summer students’ certificates of completion

  • Summer students’ certificates of completion

  • Summer student Danica with Reddon and Darla

Connecting with Core Members has brought so much meaning to my work”

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Shekinah Homes this summer, so much so that I am excited to be staying with Shekinah as relief staff in the fall. This job has been an incredible learning opportunity in a work field that is so important to people in our communities, yet not appreciated enough. Connecting with Core Members has brought so much meaning to my work, and I can genuinely say I have enjoyed a very fulfilling, fun and active summer, while also working. The team here is extremely supportive and has created an incredible work environment, where questions are welcomed and everyone is eager to welcome you into their homes here at Shekinah.

– Aleida U. , Administrative Assistant

I will never forget the experiences I had or the people I connected with.

Working at Shekinah has been both a brilliant experience but also an opportunity that is like no other. Throughout my time here, I was able to create meaningful bonds with the Core Members that will last a lifetime. Getting to work so closely with the Core Members has also shown me that Shekinah is more than just a place for people to stay, it’s an actual family that genuinely enjoys what they do. I have truly enjoyed getting to work at Shekinah and I will never forget the experiences I had or the people I connected with.

– Owen T. , Personal Support Worker

“An experience I don’t think I could have got anywhere else.

I have loved getting to know the Core Members as well as the staff. It was truly an experience I don’t think I could have got anywhere else. I’ve learned so much in this position. It was a summer to remember! I’m so happy to be joining Shekinah in a relief position from here forward. Thanks to both the Core Members and the staff for the great times!

– Danika P. , Personal Support Worker

To learn more about last year’s Canada Summer Jobs 2022 students, click here: CSJ 2022 Testimonials

Qualities of an applicant

Hiring decisions are based equally on an applicant’s skills and values. Basic health care knowledge and training is essential, including First Aid & CPR Certification, Food Safe Certification, WHMIS, Confidentiality, Class 4 or 5 Driver’s License for more than 2 years, and negative tests for TB and Hep B.

These functional abilities must be augmented with compassion and patience as it directly contributes to our values. Applicants need to be able to move into a Core Member’s reality and see the world through their eyes. In this way, our Group Home Workers relate to each Core Member in a respectful, non-judgmental manner.

You must possess a willingness to be open, learn and grow with the Core Members in their journey through life. Supporting the Core Members as family is what being a care worker is all about. Group Home Workers support the Core Members in meaningful activities that enable them to reach their full potential and share their gifts with others.

Join us!

Shekinah Homes Society hires people who recognize the importance of our values and are passionate about helping our Core Members lead meaningful lives. Our diverse team collaborate to ensure all members are always happy, healthy, and safe. Browse career opportunities and apply below!

Home Coordinator

Group Home Worker

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