Tenant Support Worker
Job ID: 2228
To apply for this position, please visit www.bchousing.org/careers
Facilitate successful tenancies for your clients facing challenges
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with the goal of fostering successful tenancies, you will provide low-income individuals and families with support services, using a coaching and capacity-building approach. You may provide these services directly, or you may facilitate and co-ordinate tenants’ access to services available on site and in the community.
Your role will be to establish effective relationships with a diverse range of tenants in your assigned region who may be fleeing abuse, at risk of homelessness, or facing medical or mental health challenges. Facilitating your clients’ success in their tenancies, and in their lives, will be the main focus of your role as you work with on-site and regional staff to problem-solve and create a “supportive community that cares.”
Services may include crisis intervention; conflict resolution; helping clients understand and meet their obligations as tenants; encouraging them to meet their own goals by making use of available social, recreational, health and educational programs; and co-coordinating tenant-initiated activities. Some of the challenges facing your clients may involve: cleanliness/hygiene, addictions, mental health issues, difficulty paying rent, tenant conflicts, or difficulty accessing or following through with available services.
Well-equipped to handle the functions of your role, you bring a relevant diploma or certificate and 3 years’ hands-on experience in supportive counseling and a practical knowledge of working with individuals or families dealing with multiple barriers to successful housing. Ideally, your qualifications also include certification as a Community Social Service Worker, Health Care Support Worker or Community Mental Health Worker. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
- Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check
- a valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
Prior to applying, please review the job description for this position.
BC Housing--one of BC's Top Employers for 2016--is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.
To apply, please visit our Career Centre at http://www.bchousing.org/careers.
When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application in **one** single document as a word or pdf file only.
Please note: As part of the application process you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. You will not be able to go back at a later time to complete the questionnaire so please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter.
At this time, we will not be considering agency represented candidates. Candidates are encouraged to apply directly to BC Housing. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This posting will be advertised on www.bchousing.org/careers until the position is filled.