Housing Support Worker - Toronto

Company: Homes First
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Location: Toronto, Canadá
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Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.
Hours of Work: 5 days per week, flexible schedule needed with one evening per week
Starting Date: ASAP
Applicants Must Quote FS21 
The Intensive Case Management Worker - Housing Follow up Supports position provides a multidisciplinary, specialized mobile team providing in- Home, follow- Up support services to referred clients. The team will share a caseload of clients, accompany clients to any meetings or appointments and provide rapid rehousing supports stability, while adhering to the mission statement and policies & procedures of Homes First Society. The goal of these roles will be to break the cycle of homelessness and improve housing stability.
Job Description:
Accept client referrals from the Citys coordination team
Participate in the client transfer process as outlined by the City
Provide responsive, client- Centered Follow- Up Support Services to help clients stabilize their housing and connect to community- Ased supports and services
Develop and monitor an individualized case management plan for each client
Provide rehousing supports and assistance where the tenancy cannot be sustained
Complete and regularly update an assessment of housing- Related support needs to provide referrals to a wide array of community- Ased supports, services and programs based on clients goals, needs and choices
Support participants in the program to complete individualized case plans that focus on housing stabilization
Provide wrap- Around case management supports and liaising/mediation with landlords to stabilize housing
System navigation and referrals to a wide array of community- Ased supports, services and programs based on clients goals, needs and choices
Identify, trouble- Hoot and resolve issues as they arise during implementation of the project
Record best practices and collect data for evaluation purposes
Use a housing first approach consistent with the service model when implementing the program
Participate in staff training and orientation
Participate in joint meetings with program housing workers and clients to ensure a smooth transfer after clients have secured permanent housing
Maintain client records professionally and confidentially in accordance with Homes First standards
Develop and monitor case management plans including crisis plans for each client
Post- Econdary degree in
Addictions or a related field; Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor certificate from the Canadian Addiction Counsellor's Certification Federation an asset
Minimum of 3 years addictions counselling experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Demonstrated understanding of the psychology of addiction, issues underlying addiction, trauma and mental health issues
Experienced in case management, group facilitation and teaching adults
Proven interviewing and counselling skills
Exceptional communication skills written, verbal, and interpersonal
Excellent organization and time management skills
Able to work independently and in inter- Dependent teams, with minimum supervision in a busy and flexible environment
Mobile and comfortable delivering care in clients homes
Able to trouble- Hoot and resolve issues as they arise
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Outlook
Experience working in a supportive housing setting an asset
Cultural- Ensitivity training an asset
Ability to work evenings
Working in an environment where there may be smoke is required.
The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society
Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer
Homes First is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier- Free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code- Rotected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Covid- 19 Vaccination Policy
Pleae note, all candidates offered a position with Homes First from September 8, 2021 onward must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status as a condition of employment. Please note Homes First will comply with its human rights obligations and accommodate employees who are legally entitled to accommodation.
On- Going Training, close to transit

Work Day: Full Time
Employment type: Permanent Job
Salary: Negotiable
Positions available: 1

Minimal experience: Unspecified
Gender: Indistinct

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