Job Posting 85181

Outreach & Housing Worker
Sources Community Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey, B.C.
closes in 11 days (Fri, 8 Jul)
full time - temp / contract  •  $25.00 per hour

JUNE 22, 2022| EXTERNAL/INTERNAL JOB POSTING 

COMPETITION NO. 22-071

Position: Outreach & Housing Worker - Temporary ending March 31, 2023, this position may be extended with continued contract funding.

Location:  Whiterock Food Bank

Hours:  Monday to Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

We are looking for an Outreach and Housing Worker to join our Sources Housing Support Services ! This individual must be able to work independently, have a strong sense of social justice, and be able to work from a solution focused approach.

About Sources

SOURCES is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing support, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, Prince George, and Parksville for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We welcome people of all genders, races, cultures, ethnicities and abilities. We strive to create more vibrant and resilient communities by offering support to children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability and conflict. We also support our communities through leadership, education and volunteerism.

SOURCES is also committed to learning about, celebrating and incorporating Indigenous knowledge into our practices as we continue our work in truth, reconciliation and resurgence.

We value diversity, respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Description of position

Reporting to the Housing Support Services Manager, the Outreach and Housing Worker position is a temporary employee of Sources Community Resources.  This position ends March 31, 2023, may be extended with renewal of the funding contract regarding this position.  This position provides direct one-to-one comprehensive outreach and housing services for people currently undergoing the experiencing of becoming un-housed, released from hospital or living in the community with challenging health concerns that create risk of homelessness, or are currently homeless. The Outreach and Housing Worker provides support through crisis, working with clients to manage crisis, strategize solutions and next steps in accessing resources, services, shelter, housing and supports to assist the clients in achieving their housing stabilization plans.  Addresses challenges with landlords or other services that may be contributing to the crisis. Provides written communications on behalf of the client; negotiates and mediates for the clients.  Ensures access to all pertinent services and encourages development of support networks; promotes community relations, partnerships with project partners, and other human serving organizations and general public. Service includes providing support, information, referral, completion of forms and applications with Income Assistance and disability benefits.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides outreach support to people in their crisis location & community.
  • Collaborates with the client in determining needs and identifying barriers the person faces to sustain or obtaining housing.
  • Provides assistance to the client in creating their housing and stabilization plan for reducing barriers to sustaining or obtaining housing.
  • Provide assistance with communications with landlords, navigating complex process, linking clients to other supportive networks and agencies such as mental health and health care services; provide ongoing contact and support in ensuring action.
  • Maintains complete and accurate statistics and records for all project activities.  Meets all reporting requirements.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary education and 2 years housing worker experience
  • Effectively utilize Office suite including Excel, Word, Outlook and central data systems
  • Effectively communicate professionally, verbally and written in English
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training (Training may be accessed through Sources)
  • Criminal Records check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review Program Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and driver's abstract

Start Date: This position starts as soon as possible

Salary:  $25.00 per hour F

Benefits (if applicable):

  • 100% employer paid coverage for extended health and dental
  • Long term disability, life insurance, critical illness insurance, accidental death & dismemberment coverage
  • Employee & Family Assistance plan
  • Pension plan
  • Generous paid time off, starting at 3 weeks

Closing Date: July 8, 2022.  Internal candidates will be contacted by July 8, 2022.

 

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Jay Blaschuk at

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