13 Jan

Counsellor Housing Worker Jobs Vacancy in Jhs Durham Oshawa

Position
Counsellor Housing Worker
Company
Jhs Durham
Location
Oshawa ON
Opening
13 Jan, 2018 3 days ago

Jhs Durham Oshawa urgently required following position for Counsellor Housing Worker. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Counsellor Housing Worker Jobs Vacancy in Jhs Durham Oshawa Jobs Details:

Date Posted: January 10, 2018

Closing Date: January 17, 2018

Housing Services: Counselling/Housing Worker

Location: Candidate must have the ability to work in all Durham JHS Offices as well as travel within Durham Region.

Summary:
Housing Services of the John Howard Society of Durham Region is funded by the Regional Municipality of Durham. The Housing Outreach Worker is one of 7 Outreach Workers at JHS Durham dedicated to assisting and supporting individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the community.

Location: Durham Region Due to John Howard Society’s multi-site locations and service delivery requirements the incumbent may be required to work at any of the Durham JHS site locations.

Position: Full Time Short Term Contract

Hours: 35 hrs/week, may require flexible days

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: June 30, 2018

Requirements

  • Related post-secondary education is required; experience in addictions counselling, social work is an asset
  • Must be non-judgmental and flexible, be able to work with a diverse clientele and work with persons at risk in all aspects of daily living
  • Candidate should have a solid knowledge of community and health care services in the Durham Region to be able to refer and link individuals to these services as required.
  • Must have own vehicle with minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance
  • Demonstrates punctuality and accountability with their time
  • Manages quality of service and meets program objectives and deadlines
  • Contribute to the program strategy
  • Communicate effectively (written/verbal)
  • Treat people with respect, considers the impact of their actions
  • Take initiative, shows leadership
  • Able to write simple correspondence, including memos, letters, etc.
  • Adjust and is flexible to meet changing work needs and demands.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Able to maintain filing systems and basic databases.
  • Meticulous records maintenance skills.
  • Superior telephone manners and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
Job Duties

  • Intake, assessment and support of clients on a walk-in and appointment basis regarding housing issues and all related issues
  • Meet with clients and landlords in the community
  • Advocate on a client’s behalf with O.W., ODSP, other social agencies, local hostels and shelters
  • Assist clients in finding permanent or temporary housing i.e. referrals to shelters/hostels and/or reserve a bed for them
  • Advocate/negotiate/mediate with landlord on client’s behalf
  • Assist clients with applications for Housing Stability Benefit, LEAP funding and any other appropriate programs
  • Provide information on the Residential Tenancies Act, Rental Tribunal process and the eviction process
  • Accompany clients to the Rental Tribunal hearings if needed
  • Connect clients to resources in other cities when they are preparing to relocate
Program Administration

  • Maintain up-to-date case notes, progress reports and client files with clear rationale for methods and intervention used, and statistical documentation in accordance with the program requirements
  • Complete accurate statistical and narrative reports
  • Monitor and maintain financial tracking where required
  • Meet all required deadlines.
  • Ongoing development of new systems and record keeping methods to ensure funding requirements are met and all documentation is complete, accurate and accountable
Work Conditions

  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc
  • Interacts with clients, staff, visitors and staff from other organizations
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, sitting, lifting
  • Able to lift items as heavy as 25 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.
Our agency embraces diversity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.

Recognizing the intrinsic worth and dignity of every human being, the John Howard Society is committed to uphold the principles set out in the Human Rights Code of Ontario and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

This commitment is expressed in the following undertaking:
(1) The Society shall provide services within its mandate to every individual without discrimination, regardless of race, ethnicity, citizenship, national ancestry, colour, creed, language, religion, marital status, family status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, abilities, economic status, political affiliation or criminal record.

(2) The Society shall maintain such personnel policies and practices as are consistent with the tenets of the Human Rights Codes of Ontario, the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

(3) The Society, through its employees, shall deal with representatives of the community in a responsive manner, with courtesy, respect, and without prejudice and discrimination.


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