Job Posting 77088

Priority Placement Coordinator
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver, BC
closed 2 days ago (Sat, 27 Nov)
full time - term / contract  •  To be discussed


Reporting to the Housing & Health Services Manager, the Priority Placement Coordinator provides assistance for women to enable them to maintain stable and affordable housing for themselves and their dependent children, within BC Housing’s Priority Placement Program. He/She/They assesses the eligibility of referrals for placement within the program, provides crisis intervention and supportive counselling and works in consultation with BC Housing staff and tenants as required to address the needs and concerns of women in social housing.



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, social work, adult education or other relevant field.
  • Considerable progressive experience working with diverse populations within the community, including women and children suffering from abuse and having experienced violence
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Sound knowledge of the power imbalances in our society that lead to women and children being exposed to abuse or violence.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of counselling.
  • Sound knowledge of the effect and dynamics of abuse or domestic violence.
  • Sound knowledge of the links between trauma, substance use and mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of Housing Programs and Eligibility requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of affordable housing policies, programs and planning practices.
  • Sound knowledge of community development and housing management practices.
  • Sound knowledge of budgeting principles and financial management.
  • Sound knowledge of government and community agencies and the services they provide.
  • Working Knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act and tenancy issues.
  • Working knowledge of the non-profit and co-operative housing sector.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including MS Office.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to initiate new programs, work independently, manage programs and make decisions.
  • Ability to develop and manage project plans that support departmental objectives.
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply policies, procedures, legislation, regulations and operating agreements.
  • Ability to problem solve and mediate/resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to develop partnerships with community agencies to provide a range of services and supports to vulnerable citizens and respond to community needs.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally outside of the Lower Mainland.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle at all times.
  • Criminal Record Check 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.
  • Due to the nature of this role, access to a reliable vehicle will be 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.

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