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Job Number:  40135
Housing Program Navigator
Job Posted: Thursday, 30 November 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 8 December 2017
(4 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $22.74/hour – $25.88/hour, plus benefits
Housing First Program
Broadway Youth Resource Centre

Job # 7700 -1001

Term Part Time (1 year)

 

Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS) is an award-winning, accredited not-for-profit that has served the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley for over 30 years. Our participants are often vulnerable or marginalized from society. PCRS is committed to integrated service delivery which is people-centred, inclusive, collaborative, and evidence-based. PCRS has an annual operating budget of approximately 24 million; employs nearly 350 staff; and engages over 200 volunteers.

 

Pacific Community Resources Society requires an experienced Youth Housing Systems Navigator   working as part of an integrated youth services team out of the Broadway Youth Resource Centre (BYRC) in Vancouver. 

 

Position Summary and Primary Duties:

The Housing Systems Navigator administers housing subsidies and emergency housing support to at-risk young people with a history of homelessness. The position will provide some one-to-one support, liaise with professionals, landlords, and resources as well as support clients in maintaining housing and successfully transitioning into independence.  The Housing Systems Navigator will help young people build their natural support network. 

 

Other Duties:

  • Help drop-in clients with housing searches.
  • Fill out applications and providing start-up kits for clients with new homes, overseeing emergency housing funding, delivering occasional workshops,
  • Liaise closely with the BYRC Housing First support workers. 
  • Provide reports and data to the program funders. 
  • Contribute to the overall support to Broadway Youth Resource Centre’s resource room.

 

                                                

Academic and Job Experience Required:

Bachelor level degree in a related field, or Community Social Service Work Diploma, or Child and Youth Care Diploma plus 2 years’ experience. Experience working with multi-barriered homeless youth. A combination of education, work experience and lived personal experience will also be considered.

 

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid first aid certificate

           

Desired Requirements:

  • Sound judgement and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Class 4 Driver’s license.
  • Strong understanding of non-binary gender representation, expressions and identities.
  • Strong understanding of First Nations and post-colonial issues.
  • Strong understanding of relevant programs available for youth in various sectors (i.e. child welfare and foster care, education, employment, health and income assistance, etc.)

 

 

PCRS is strongly committed to equality and diversity.  We welcome applications from Aboriginal persons, visible minority group members, persons with diverse abilities with the skills and knowledge to productively engage in our communities.

 

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Cover and Letter Resume to:
Please quote “Job # 7700 - 1001” on your cover letter
and in the subject line of emails.
Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted.
Only those qualified for an interview will be contacted.
Contact Details:
Send Cover and Letter Resume to:
www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/housing-program-navigator/


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