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Job Number:  40106
Assertive Housing Worker
Job Posted: Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 December 2017
(in 15 days)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: Competitive

About Bissell Centre

Through our vision of eliminating poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, our work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. By addressing multiple needs, Bissell Centre provides a holistic approach to helping families and individuals.

Job Summary

Bissell Centre is looking for a qualified Assertive Housing Worker, who will report to the Team Lead of the Outreach Housing Team. This team seeks out individuals who are homeless and works with them to secure and sustain housing that is both affordable and meets their needs and aspirations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with centralized intake, the Drop in, and partner organizations, locate, identify, and engage participants looking for housing. Including assertive outreach in the river valley and on public land.
  • Identify and provide participants with informed choices in their housing search.
  • Assist participants with move-ins using the least intrusive alternative.
  • Facilitate a smooth transition to the Follow Up worker.
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning.
  • Maintain strong relationships with partner organizations and Landlords.
  • Hours of work will vary based on the need of the community.

Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Social Science or related discipline
  • Minimum of one year related employment experience
  • Alberta Class 5 License (non-GDL), satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle
  • If applicable, all Social Workers employed at Bissell need to be registered with the ACSW within 3 months of hire date
  • Familiarity working with high risk populations and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures, history and current issues
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core

Compensation

Bissell Centre offers above average industry benefits including employer subsidized medical and dental benefits, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, outstanding vacation and more

How to Apply:
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To apply, please email:
Jesika Lefebvre
Manager, Housing Services
Bissell Centre
10527 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

Tel: 780-423-2285
E-mail:
www:   bissellcentre.org/


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