Supportive Housing Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Richmond, BC
  • Posted 6 days ago
  • Expires: 2018-12-18

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:

Human Resources

Closing Date: December 18, 2018

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