Job Posting 65744

Access & Assessment Coordinator
BC Housing
Thompson & Okanagan, Penticton, BC
closes in 28 days (Tue, 22 Dec)
full time

ACCESS & ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR

Job ID:  3616

REGULAR/FULL-TIME

Location:  PENTICTON, BC

 

 

ACCESS & ASSESSMENT CO-ORDINATOR

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Access & Assessment Coordinator leads the planning and implementation of the Coordinated Access and Assessment (CAA) initiative at the community level, working closely with community partners in housing the homeless, hard-to-house or those with multiple barriers in appropriate placements along the housing continuum. He/She/They are responsible for conducting assessments of applicants through the Supported Housing Registry, assigning applicants to specific programs and vacancies and works with a variety of stakeholders to improve coordination and service quality in the homeless serving sector.

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field
  • Minimum four years progressively more complex and responsible work experience in community settings, working with homeless populations or other diverse populations with complex social and/or health care needs and/or behavioural issues.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the different types of mental health and/or addiction housing models.
  • Sound knowledge of BC Housing’s programs and services relating to homelessness.
  • Sound knowledge of current social issues including homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, domestic violence, child protection and ageing.
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in psychosocial rehabilitation and Housing First principles.
  • Sound knowledge of government and non-profit agencies in the community served, and the role of community health resources and other social services.
  • Sound knowledge of the signs and symptoms of common medical and psychiatric conditions, substance abuse and the different types of treatment programs for substance abuse.
  • Intermediate level skills with computer applications and software including MS Office applications and knowledge of complex database structures.
  • Demonstrated negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop positive working relationships with other agencies and services providers.
  • Proven strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to present program information, deliver training programs and work collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide critical event stress management and defusing services to individuals following a traumatic event.
  • Ability to provide consultation services, crisis intervention and initiate/coordinate referrals to external agencies for services.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment; proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Requires travel and to work periodic evenings; transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the position. For positions outside of the Lower Mainland, extensive travel required. Valid BC Driver’s License required.
  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.

 

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 www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted

 

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at www.bchousing.org/careers

 

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 Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons 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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