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Job Number:  39239
Housing & Health Coordinator
Job Posted: Friday, 27 October 2017
Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 December 2017
(58 days ago)
BC Housing
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Burnaby Salary: (not entered)

Housing & Health Coordinator (Multiple Positions)

Job ID:2576

Vancouver, BC





Under the direction of a Regional Director or a Housing & Health Services Manager the incumbent is responsible for implementing the goals of BC Housing, Housing & Health Services. Duties include providing assessment and consultative services for applicants and tenants with complex social and health care needs and/or behavioural problems; providing training programs and critical event stress management defusing services; and liaising with regional and community health authorities, non-profit housing societies and co-operative housing groups. HHCs currently registered as RN or RPN or both may provide direct service delivery to clients participating in BC Housing Semi-Independent Living Programs and provide clinical oversight to the Tenant Support Worker staff.




  • Masters or Bachelor in Social Work or
  • Eligible to practice nursing in the Province of British Columbia Or
  • Degree in relevant field such as occupational therapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, psychology)

Note: Classification level is determined by professional qualifications and experience of incumbent

  • Minimum four or five years experience working with persons with psychiatric disorders and complex social and/or health care needs and/or behavioural issues preferably in a community setting.
  • As a condition of initial and ongoing employment with BC Housing, the incumbent must maintain current registration with the appropriate professional certifying body relating to their credentials that is acceptable to the employer.




  • excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop positive working relationships with other agencies and service providers
  • good knowledge of signs and symptoms of common medical conditions
  • good working knowledge of medications usually prescribed for common medical conditions
  • good knowledge of the signs and symptoms of common psychiatric disorders
  • good working knowledge of the use of psychotropic medications including contraindications, precautions, adverse effects and usual dosage and route of administration.
  • good knowledge of non-pharmaceutical treatment options for the treatment of psychiatric disorders
  • good knowledge of substance abuse and the different types of treatment programs for substance abuse
  • excellent assessment and problem solving skills
  • ability to provide consultation services, crisis intervention and initiate/coordinate referrals to external agencies for services
  • broad knowledge of the role of community health resources and other social services
  • excellent knowledge and skills in psychosocial rehabilitation principles
  • comprehensive knowledge of the different types of mental health and/or addiction housing models
  • demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • demonstrated ability to prepare assessment and consultation reports within established time frames
  • demonstrated ability to independently plan, organize, and adapt to a changing workload
  • demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities
  • sound knowledge and experience working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • experience working with a diverse population i.e. homeless population
  • preferably experience in delivering training programs
  • preferably experienced in providing critical event stress management defusing services to individuals following a traumatic event
  • preferably proficiency in all current MS Office Products and other computer applications
  • requires travel and to work periodic evenings; transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the position. For positions outside of the Lower Mainland, extensive travel required.
  • valid Driver’s License and a reliable vehicle


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Please Note:

Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check



To be considered for this competition, please submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they you meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process. 


When applying, please submit your cover letter and application as one single document as a word or pdf file only.


BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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Please visit www.bchousing.org/careers to apply for the job posting.

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BC Housing
www:   www.bchousing.org

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