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Housing Help Worker

Homes First

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted November 29, 2018.

Five Month Contract – Housing Help Worker Position

Hours of Work: 5 days per week, normally 9am to 5pm, with flexibility required as there will be days when you start as early at 7am and finish as late as 9pm

Applicant must quote file HW18

Position supports clients in their housing by assessing and supporting their needs and adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society.

Job Description:

  • facilitate tenant movement from shelters to secure long term permanent housing
  • assist tenants in maintaining housing
  • work with site staff to develop outreach and needs assessment criteria
  • knowledge of the RTA and Hostels Guidelines and Procedures
  • knowledge of current housing and support agency providers appropriate to our tenants and residents
  • ability to understand and assess suitability of potential landlords and/or residences
  • identify current issues, determine supports necessary, refer and support clients in preparation
  • to entry level/transitional housing, and with referring worker, support move to site
  • confer with front line support staff at site to transfer information from case file to staff team
  • use case management as a tool to support residents in meeting their goals
  • provide support including work readiness, basic life management skills, anger management, addiction counseling, assertive communication, setting goals, giving and receiving feedback, self-esteem, conflict resolution, problem solving and managing change
  • provide support to clients who are facing issues of poverty, mental health, addictions, abuse, social isolation and more.
  • apply knowledge of group processes and dynamics
  • use excellent organizational and time management skills
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

Qualifications:

  • post-secondary education or equivalent.
  • several years’ experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and who are hard to house.
  • knowledge of tenant population, diversity issues, anti-discrimination practices and systemic reasons for homelessness.
  • experience with RTA.
  • excellent interpersonal skills.
  • knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines.
  • knowledge of resources and services available in the community.
  • excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills.
  • certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset
  • ability to work occasional evenings

Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer

Skills Required

  • Education level: College
  • Work experience (years): 0-2 years

Package

Salary: 22.72$ per hour