MAY 22, 2020| EXTERNAL and INTERNAL JOB POSTING
COMPETITION NO. 20-040
Position: Benefits Advocate - Temporary Full Time
Location: Newton Resource Center
Hours: 35 hrs/week
We are looking for a Benefits Advocate to join our Sources Housing and Community Assistance Programs teams! This individual must be eager, motivated, and organised!
Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.
About Newton Resource Center
Housing program: Assisting homeless individuals to find safe and affordable housing and offering ongoing support (re. income supports, benefits, tenancy, other supports) to assist them to remain housed. Services include Housing First for chronically and episodically homeless individuals.
Homelessness Prevention program: Supporting individuals to maintain housing through advocacy and facilitated access to resources. Sources Rent Bank also offers micro-loans for rental and utility arrears, damage deposits, and first-month’s rent.
Ask an Advocate program: Offers on-line resources pertaining to income assistance, residential tenancy, and other income supports. Visitors to the askanadvocate.ca website can also ask questions and access training on these topics.
Advocacy: Support for matters relating to income assistance, provincial and federal disability benefits, other federal income support programs, tenancy, and debt.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
This position requires an experienced individual to provide comprehensive housing loss prevention and legal advocacy services in the areas of income assistance, provincial disability benefits, residential tenancy, and federal income security programs. The worker will provide support, information, and referral, written communications on behalf of the client as well as accompaniment to meetings; mediates and negotiates with government agencies and landlords.
START DATE: ASAP
END DATE: September 30, 2020
Closing Date: June 1, 2020. Internal candidates will be contacted by June 1, 2020
How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Tatiana Belyaeva, Community Assistance Program Manager at . Thank you.
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