Chrysalis House seeking Relief Worker


Chrysalis House is a safe and non-judgmental environment providing shelter and outreach services for women and children. These services include support, advocacy, referrals, resources, public education and community development. We recognize that oppression exists in a multitude of forms and are proactive in empowering women to have hope and make their own choices to live free from violence and abuse.

Chrysalis House Association provides shelter, crisis and transitional services to women and their children who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing violence and abuse. Our catchment area includes West Hants, Kings and Annapolis counties in Nova Scotia. We are seeking a casual relief worker to provide services within our shelter and outreach components. This work includes provision of services through our 24 hour crisis line as well as work within our children’s programs when needed.


The successful applicant will be an energetic woman who has an interest and aptitude for working with women and children. She is also capable of working calmly and efficiently in a high-stress workplace, either alone or in a team setting. The ideal candidate is understanding, compassionate and tolerant.


The position of casual relief worker would be ideal for someone not seeking full time employment, as shifts may be irregular and sporadic. Relief workers must be available when needed, often on short notice, and may be asked to work a maximum of 74 hours bi-weekly, according to the needs of Chrysalis House. The ideal candidate must be willing to work a little or a lot, and short notice is more common than rare.


On the job training will be provided.



  • A clear understanding of woman abuse/violence against women
  • Relevant education and/or experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience  in providing support and advocacy in a community based setting is desirable


Only those to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.


Those who have previously applied should do so again if interested, as no resumes are kept on file. Resumes with references and a cover letter addressed to Rhonda Fraser, Executive Director must be received by September 8, 2014. Please include a cover letter that clearly states why you are interested in this position.

Applications must be sent electronically to