Housing Outreach Worker – Rapid Re-Housing
Are you a resourceful and goal-oriented community builder that is passionate about assisting individuals in finding and securing housing? Do you have strong intake, assessment and referral skills that work to explore an individuals’ strengths and barriers in securing appropriate housing? Are you an expert in developing landlord and tenancy relationships with your knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act?
With your case management experience, you will create successful transitions for people experiencing mental health, addictions and/or trauma who are in search of securing appropriate housing and financial resources. You will mentor persons served in building positive landlord and tenancy relationships and assist participants in making connections within their new found communities.
Position Details: Based on a one-year term working 40 hours per week requiring a use of own vehicle to transport community members.
Wage: Starting at $20.78 per hour.
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.
Please submit a thoughtful Cover Letter and Resume outlining your relevant interest and experience to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: e4calberta.org
At e4c diversity is our strength. We embrace diversity and offer equal opportunities to all qualified applicants. We welcome your application regardless of origin, culture, ethnicity, age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or faith.
Thank you to all those apply and those who are short-listed will be contacted.