Housing Eviction Prevention Support Worker

Wabano

JUL. 22, 2019

Purpose of Position

Reporting to the Director of Housing, the Housing Eviction Prevention Worker assists with maintaining rental tenancy or rapid transition to other forms of housing for Indigenous people who have lost their housing or are at-risk of losing housing.

Responsibilities

- Assist Indigenous individuals and families, with lower to moderate acuity to access appropriate, affordable housing or assist clients to resolve housing crisis;

- Assist clients with obtaining income supports and other community services/resources to facilitate obtaining or retaining housing;

- Broker resources and other supports for community members as needed;

- Refer to clients to appropriate internal and external service as required in order to ensure continual support;

- Visit prospective housing with clients and assist with lease-signing as required;

- Serve as a first contact for clients and conduct intake to determine client needs and appropriate supports;

- Develop strong relationships with partnering agencies and other Wabano workers in order to enhance support mechanisms for clients;

- Serve as an advocate for clients/community members regarding housing and other service, enhancing cultural sensitivity and respect;

- Promote Indigenous beliefs, values and traditions that enhance health; and,

- Other duties, as required.

Qualifications

- Post-secondary completion in Social Work, Social Services, or other relevant program of study;

- Minimum of two years direct experience with at-risk or homeless clients;

- Knowledge of community resources necessary to support housing stability and long-term housing retention in Ottawa;

- Demonstrated training and experience in areas of trauma, family violence, abuse, addictions, homelessness;

- Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous history and contemporary society context;

- Experience working in a fast-paced, high stress environment with the ability to thrive;

- Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community resources and related services;

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;

- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

- Clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population is required.

- Current CPR-First AID level C, ASSIST, Non Violent Crisis Intervention or willingness to obtain.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;

- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

- Clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population is required.

 

First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify. To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@wabano.com. This opportunity will remain open until filled. Tell us your story early!

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