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Job Number:  46842
Housing Services – Front Line Workers
Job Posted: Thursday, 2 August 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
(60 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: (not entered)

We are pleased to announce the opening of the following positions:

-         Follow Up Support Worker – 1 position

o   Homeless to Homes

-         Assertive Housing Worker – 1 position

o   Outreach Housing Team


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.   For more information, please visit www.bissellcentre.org


These are exciting positions reporting to the Team Lead of Homeless to Homes and Team Lead of Outreach Housing Team. 


Assertive Housing Worker – 1 Position

This team will seek out homeless individuals and work with them to secure and sustain housing that is both affordable and meets their needs and aspirations. 


Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • 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.

Follow Up Worker – 1 Position

H2H is based on the Housing First strategy which involves a focus on housing homeless people and then providing services in a client centered, solution focused manner. 


Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provide Intensive Case management services to up to 20 Homeless to Homes participants.
  • Assist participants with community integration, life skill development, financial stability, socio-recreational interaction, and housing stability.
  • Ensure monthly rent payments are paid to the landlord.
  • Other duties as required.

The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in Social Science or related discipline
  • Minimum of one year related employment experience
  • 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


Additional Requirements:

  • Alberta Class 5 License (non-GDL), satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Check
How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by Aug 17, 2018.
Contact Details:
Julie Strome
Manager, Housing Services
Bissell Centre
10527 - 96 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
www:   www.bissellcentre.org

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