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Job Number:  46258
Housing Connection Worker
Job Posted: Friday, 13 July 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 27 July 2018
(56 days ago)
Pacific Community Resources
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Chilliwack Salary: $22.97/HOUR, PLUS BENEFITS

Part-time Term Position (until March 2019)

PCRS is a long-standing, award-winning not-for-profit that serves the most vulnerable people in B.C. Our vision is to see everyone thriving in strong, healthy communities, and our mission is to inspire healthy and inclusive communities through leadership and collaboration. We value advocacy, diversity and inclusion, empowerment, service excellence, stewardship, and well-being. In fact, we care about well-being so much that we were the recipient of the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Surrey Child & Family Friendly Workplace Award. This means we have been recognized for placing high value on work-life balance, laughter and joy in the workplace, exercise and self-care. Also, our Employee Family Assistance Program has a full preventative health program including nutrition awareness, stress reduction, and tools to assist our staff with maintaining work-life balance. We take care of our people who take care of the people we serve. 


Position Summary:

PCRS in partnership with the City of Chilliwack requires a part-time housing connection worker to support a caseload of individuals who are currently precariously housed in non-sustainable housing.  The individual will support and facilitate the introduction to alternative housing options by connecting with housing support systems already established in the community.  The successful candidate will work with individuals on a one-on-one basis, providing connection to landlords, assistance in maneuvering residential tenancy agreements, providing access to financial supports (when needed), and ensuring individuals are linked in with ongoing supports in the community.


Academic and Job Experience Required:

Social Services diploma plus two years’ experience; or B.A. in a related field and one year related experience; or a combination of related work experience and education. Experience in working with mental health and addiction is necessary.


Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Valid BC driver’s license with business insurance use
  • Use of own vehicle (mileage is paid)
  • Driver’s abstract must be submitted

Desired Requirements:

  • Previous residential experience
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Solution focused counselling
  • Substance use counselling training
  • Knowledge of attachment theory and trauma informed practice
  • Depression/Suicide/Co-occurring disorder training.

PCRS fosters an environment which ensures a sense of belonging, dignity and respect. We welcome applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and all abilities.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Please quote “Job #8690 – 1001” on your cover letter and in the subject line of emails.

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Contact Details:

www:   pcrs.ca/our-jobs/housing-connection-worker/

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