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Job Number:  45701
Rapid Housing Access Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 22 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 20 July 2018
(65 days ago)
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: (not entered)


Rapid Housing Access Worker will assist individuals experiencing homelessness with a rapid transition from Second Stage Housing to permanent housing. They will work with the Second-Stage Supervisor to support individuals with comprehensive housing search, assistance with the lease-up process, and follow up correspondence to ensure housing stability.



  • Assist clients with all aspects of housing search and placement into permanent housing: devise a housing search strategy; complete housing applications; prepare necessary documentation; negotiate with landlords and realtors.
  • Ensure cleanliness of Spirit Way’s interior and exterior. This might include light cleaning duties for move in and move outs.
  • Coordinate housing search and lease up activity with related work of Spirit Way Program and any other partner agencies involved in the process.
  • Help clients establish and follow a budget that will allow for housing stability.
  • Assist with the process of accessing housing funds to aid with move-in costs and security deposits.
  • Support working clients in maintaining and maximizing incomes through referrals to employment programs and/or student aid to return to school.
  • Complete all required computer data-tracking and file documentation on a timely basis.
  • Travel throughout Metro Vancouver to assist with housing search-related activities.


  • One to three years housing search experience preferred (case/property management, community organizing/advocacy).
  • Strong advocacy and outreach skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and basic math skills required.
  • Dedication to helping homeless people move beyond Second Stage programming.
  • Knowledge of subsidized and private housing resources and regulations preferred.
  • Experience with homeless adults, recovery population, and/or mental health areas preferred.
  • Valid Drivers’ License and clean driver’s abstract is required for this position.

Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at


Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.


How to Apply:
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Please email your resume and cover letter to
Contact Details:
Helping Spirit Lodge Society
3965 Dumfries Street
Vancouver, BC, V5N 5R3

Tel: 604-874-6629
Fax: 604-873-4402
www:   www.hsls.ca

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