Rapid Housing Access Worker

POSITION SUMMARY:

Rapid Housing Access Worker will assist individuals experiencing homelessness with a rapid transition from Second Stage Housing to permanent housing. They will work with the Second-Stage Supervisor to support individuals with comprehensive housing search, assistance with the lease-up process, and follow up correspondence to ensure housing stability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Assist clients with all aspects of housing search and placement into permanent housing: devise a housing search strategy; complete housing applications; prepare necessary documentation; negotiate with landlords and realtors.
  • Ensure cleanliness of Spirit Way’s interior and exterior. This might include light cleaning duties for move in and move outs.
  • Coordinate housing search and lease up activity with related work of Spirit Way Program and any other partner agencies involved in the process.
  • Help clients establish and follow a budget that will allow for housing stability.
  • Assist with the process of accessing housing funds to aid with move-in costs and security deposits.
  • Support working clients in maintaining and maximizing incomes through referrals to employment programs and/or student aid to return to school.
  • Complete all required computer data-tracking and file documentation on a timely basis.
  • Travel throughout Metro Vancouver to assist with housing search-related activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One to three years housing search experience preferred (case/property management, community organizing/advocacy).
  • Strong advocacy and outreach skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and basic math skills required.
  • Dedication to helping homeless people move beyond Second Stage programming.
  • Knowledge of subsidized and private housing resources and regulations preferred.
  • Experience with homeless adults, recovery population, and/or mental health areas preferred.
  • Valid Drivers’ License and clean driver’s abstract is required for this position.

Expression of interest, including and updated resume and a cover letter describing how you meet or exceed the above noted qualifications must be received by email at reception@hsls.ca

 

Preferences will be given to FIRST NATION’S WOMEN as per SECTION 41 OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS CODE

Only short –listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: July 20, 2018

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