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Job Number:  35843
Temporary Part-time Housing Assistant
Job Posted: Friday, 16 June 2017
Closing Date: Sunday, 16 July 2017
(37 days ago)
Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc.
Region: York / Durham area Type: Part time
Location: Oshawa Salary: 17.77/hr

Position: Housing Assistant

Part-Time Temporary Position (up to 3 months to cover leave)


Position Reports to: Housing Administrator


Purpose of Position: Under the direct supervision of the Housing Administrator, the Housing Assistant is
responsible for general administrative duties for rent geared to income Housing Program

Department: Housing Program

Qualifications: This position requires a professional individual with a minimum of 4 years of
experience in an administrative position. Preference will be given to experience in social
services or human services organizations. An understanding of the issues of
homelessness and vulnerable populations is an asset


Other Requirements:

• Applicable education such as a Business Diploma from a recognized college
• Successful completion of a Canadian Police Information Centre security screening (CPIC)
• Driver’s License with own vehicle/insurance
• Current First Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification
• Technical proficiency with office equipment and systems
• Demonstrated excellence in computer keyboarding and current office software such as Microsoft Office
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Health and Safety Certification an asset
• Extensive knowledge of current legislation such as the Housing Services Act (HSA)
• Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
• Successful Completion of Ontario Non Profit Housing Rent Geared to Income course an asset
• Discharge all responsibilities with a high degree of professionalism

Hours: Hours scheduled between 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday with occasional flexible
schedule required. Weekly hours range from 16 hours per week to 24 hours per week, and
may change depending on operational needs.

Physical Demands
• Standing/walking; bending, stretching, pushing, pulling, and reaching
• Keyboarding, sitting for long periods of time

• Institutional setting, Emergency Shelter facility, Federal Corrections and Housing programs


Key Duties & Responsibilities:


• Maintain Bed Bug Protocol procedures, including inspecting units for the presence of bed bugs, assisting tenants in preparing units for bed bug spraying, and maintaining bed bug tracking sheets.
• Work with tenants in the management of their housing
• Assist in ensuring that new tenants are provided with orientation/education information (ie: Tenant’s Handbook or Information Package)
• Assist with move in and move out process for tenants, including unit inspections
• Resolve tenant complaints or forward them to the Housing Manager as appropriate
• Ensure that the process to terminate occupancy is implemented in accordance with rental arrears policies and, for acts other than rent arrears, in accordance with the mediation or resolution processes and the Social Housing Reform Act or its successors
• Make referrals to Program staff, or external supports as appropriate
• Adhere to all CCA Policies and Procedures and participate as an active member of the Housing team


• Perform general clerical duties in accordance with established procedures
• Ensure maintenance of tenant files according to the requirements of all applicable legislation
• Ensure that all office administrative procedures are in place and current
• Completion of rental deposit interest calculations and administration of annual interest payment to tenants
• Completion of annual rental reviews and calculation of RGI rents as well as quarterly reporting statements
• Assist with tracking and maintenance of outcome statistics as required
• Assist with tracking and documentation of final reconciliation and preparation of bad debts reports (eg rental arrears, damages)
• Completion and serving of forms for the Landlord and Tenant Board
• Completion and balancing of month end rents
• Completion and recording of vacancy statistics and maintain a current internal transfer waiting list
• Ensure standards are met to maintain confidentiality of all tenant information, files and statistics
• Prepare reports as required by supervisor
• Under the supervision of the Housing Manager, execute Tenancy Agreements for all tenants ensuring that all Agreements are current
• Demonstrate due diligence by inspecting the workplace regularly to ensure the overall safety of the facility, staff, volunteers, clients and observe and adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety Standards, the Human Rights Code and other applicable workplace legislation
• Together with Maintenance staff, perform move-in and move-out inspections and regular inspections of units and common areas
• Excellent skills in cash management; petty cash reconciliation, receipt of rents, ensure accuracy of rent deposits
• Monitor rental arrears and make every effort to ensure that they are maintained at an acceptable level
• Assist with security system programing and video surveillance as directed
• Maintain confidentiality of all tenant information

Other duties as may be assigned by supervisor


Cornerstone Community Association welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please forward resume to the email address or fax number below. No phone calls please
Contact Details:
Karen Hare
Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc.
133 Simcoe Street S
Oshawa, ON, L1H 4G8

Tel: 905-433-0254
Fax: 905-433-2363
www:   www.cornerstonedurham.com

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