Are you a resource champion that is passionate about assisting community members in securing housing, health and community services? Do you have an extensive background in working with individuals with harm reduction, person-centered and strength based approaches? Are you an expert in developing landlord and tenancy relationships with your knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act?
You will work with women experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness in collaboration with the e4c Women’s Emergency Accommodation Center (WEAC) and support them in securing housing and financial resources. Many of our community members may be experiencing intersecting barriers to their health and well-being stemming from intergenerational violence, substance abuse/dependence, racism and gendered violence.
Hours: Based on a one-year term working 40 hours per week requiring a use of own vehicle to transport community members.
Why Join Our Team
- Empower people through meaningful opportunities to positively impact those we walk alongside.
- Robust benefit program, RRSP contributions, 3 weeks’ vacation, EAP and other work related benefits.
- In-house collaborative training opportunities to build knowledge, skills and tools relevant to your role and duties.
- Connect with a variety of stakeholders – team members, general public and community members to build and model positive neighbor relations.
In Your Role You Will
- Promote e4c Intensive Case Management’s services to potential property management organizations or landlords.
- Use intake, assessment, referral skills and tools to assist in exploring strengths and barriers to obtaining housing.
- Create goals and provide supports to persons served with their transitions in securing housing.
- Assist in navigating and accessing the appropriate funding bodies and service referrals available for Albertans within the community.
- Plan for successful program exit through support and warm transfer to Follow-up Support Workers.
- Accompany and/or transport persons served to appointments, cultural events and activities.
- Develop and maintain a database of landlord contacts.
- Collect and input data for reporting purposes.
Education and Certifications
- Diploma in the area of Community Support Worker, Social Work, Sociology or Education.
- Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.
- Intervention Record Check.
- Vehicle Registration, Vehicle Insurance with $2 million dollar liability and 3 years Drivers Abstract.
- Certifications: Suicide Intervention, Standard First Aid/CPR.
- 1+ year of experience working with marginalized populations, high risk and vulnerable populations.
- Working knowledge of harm reduction sexual exploitation, abuse and trauma, addictions, mental health, homelessness, inner city, and indigenous culture.
- Demonstrated experience de-escalating crisis and potentially violent situations with individuals under the influence of drugs or alcohol, under extreme stress &/or struggling with acute/chronic mental health crises.
- Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, database applications and computer operation.