Job Posting 64674

Housing First Worker
Options Community Services Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Surrey, BC
closes in 10 days (Sun, 4 Oct)
full time  •  Competitive Wage

 POSTING

Housing First Worker

Permanent Full Time (35 hours per week)

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Homelessness Services

 

The Housing First Worker is responsible for direct and indirect work of planning with individuals, couples and families towards successfully finding, securing and maintaining a home. The Case Manager uses core Housing First approaches, principles, and client-oriented skills to provide individualized support. Assesses on-going needs, personal plans, implementation, support referrals and advocate for their clients. This position is community based as the client supports will be offered primarily in the community or in clients’ homes.

The Housing First Worker is required to work in a dynamic environment. This calls for flexibility to meet the emerging trends/demands in the job. A high level of motivation and sensitivity is required to effectively deliver services in a practical way to a variety of people.

Skills, abilities and competencies that are considered assets in this position:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability working with people with complex needs, including mental illness and addictions.
  • Competency working at street level with marginalized people.
  • Good communication and conflict resolution skills. Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Awareness of cultural sensitive issues.
  • Current First Aid Certificate required.
  • Food Safe Certificate an asset.
  • A reliable vehicle is required.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours – some early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Unrestricted Class 5 driver’s license is required.
  • Crisis Line experience an asset.

NOTE: Options Community Services Society is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Applicants not selected for an interview will not necessarily be notified. An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months.

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