Job Posting 101573

Program Support Worker
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 3 days ago (Thu, 20 Jun)
full time  •  TBD


($55,323.90 - $63,393.31 Annually)


Reporting to the Supervisor, Semi-Supportive Housing Program, the Program Support Worker assists tenants/program participants in BC Housing Semi-Supported living sites to learn or enhance the life skills needed to live independently. He/she/they works alongside the Housing and Health Nurse to develop, implement, and evaluate Individual Service Plans (ISP) for program participants/ tenants. The position applies psychosocial rehabilitation practices to provide tailored support through individual assessment, goal planning, and the modelling of life skills, as well as individual and group programming. The role also works with various internal departments and external community partners to facilitate access to community services and resources for tenants/participants to successfully achieve their goals.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Diploma in community social service, health care delivery, community mental health, or other relevant fields.
  • Sound experience working in a community mental health setting with diverse populations that face multiple barriers to successful housing.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Sound knowledge of BC Housing and social housing programs, and their role in the social service system
  • Sound knowledge of psychosocial rehabilitation principles
  • Sound knowledge of current social issues such as poverty, homelessness, mental illness, addictions, harm reduction, overdose awareness, suicide etc.
  • Sound knowledge of developing, implementing, and evaluating service/case plans or goals
  • Sound knowledge of community resources and methods of access
  • Strong knowledge and awareness of cultural diversity
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and time-management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong skills in crisis intervention, mediation, and conflict resolution
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and basic computer systems
  • Ability to learn and understand BC Housing programs, policies, and operational structure
  • Ability to apply a high degree of discretion in establishing supportive, trusting relationships with tenants while respecting the role and obligations of property management staff according to the Residential Tenancy Act.
  • Ability to build relationships with internal and external clients
  • Ability to assist groups in developing and coordinating community activities and programs
  • Ability to build and maintain professional, confidential relationships with multi-barriered people
  • Ability to work effectively across organizational departments in a team and partnership context
  • Ability to lift up to 10kg with assistance
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to arrange suitable transportation to various sites
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment. 

Indigenous candidates are welcome to connect with an Indigenous team member in our organization to discuss the recruitment process and our workplace, please contact  to arrange a call.

How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.


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Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

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At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous People, People with Disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact .

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.


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