Supportive Housing Coordinator
Website Chimo Community Services Society
Posting Date: December 05, 2018
Closing Date: December18, 2018
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Position Title: Supportive Housing Coordinator
Classification: Program Coordinator 1 Grid Level 12A
Reports To: Housing Manager
Hours of Work: Permanent Full-Time. 35 hours/week. Flexible hours, including possible evenings and weekends.
Summary: The Supportive Housing Coordinator will work with homeowners/developers, other non-profits, as well as people in need of housing to create and provide housing solutions. This is an established program.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assess clients’ suitability to the program and clients’ needs and connect individuals and families with housing.
2. Provide housed clients with problem-solving support during occupancy, identifying and assessing support services and referrals needed on a case-by-case basis.
3. Connect clients with community-based support services that address their immediate and intermediate needs.
4. Recognize potential crisis situations as well as analyze and develop response strategies to such situations.
5. Engage with Landlords/Developers to secure and increase housing options.
6. Build and maintain relationships with Landlords/Developers and liaise with all stakeholders to ensure ongoing support of housed clients is maintained.
7. Promote the housing program.
8. Work co-operatively as part of a team, participating and/or leading in regular program and staff meetings, planning events and other related activities.
9. Supervise, train and assist volunteers in the program.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in direct program delivery, preferably in the community social services sector.
• Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
• Prefer diploma in social services related field.
• Knowledge of mental health, addictions, as well as issues related to poverty and landlord/tenants.
• Experience working with at-risk or homeless individuals and families.
• Demonstrated sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences and commitment to the value of cultural competency.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff, volunteers, and community organizations.
• Prefer knowledge of Landlord and Tenant Legislation in British Columbia.
• Knowledge of current housing market and trends, vacancy rates, and rental prices.
• Ability to work as a team player.
• Good organization and administrative skills.
• Effective problem solving.
• Ability to multi task and work comfortably under tight dead-lines.
• Demonstrated experience in training, managing and effectively motivating volunteers.
• Satisfactory completion of a Criminal Records Search is a requirement.
• Use of a vehicle and valid BC Drivers’ License is a requirement.
We offer competitive wages, and excellent benefits including pension plan. This is a union position in a supportive workplace that encourages personal development.
Please submit letter of intent and resume to:
Closing Date: December 18, 2018