Become a part of a progressive and flexible organization that provides a range of leading-edge services in the field of homelessness, housing and supports.
Our organization is located in historic downtown Kingston which has wonderful restaurants and shopping including outdoor markets in the summer and skating in the winter.We are seeking experienced individuals who brings enthusiasm, knowledge, and creativity to their work.
The successful candidate will have at their core a profound respect for persons who are experiencing a variety of life challenges and will have the requisite skills and experience to help them make positive changes.
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Updated November 17, 2022
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Home Base Housing is in the business of ending homelessness. We do this by caring and providing individual wrap around services delivered by case managers to the vulnerably housed and homeless. With over 22 properties under our management, we provide emergency, transitional and supportive housing, for youth, families and single adults, a housing help centre, street outreach, One Roof- Kingston Youth Hub, housing loss prevention services and advocate for affordable housing for all.
We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.
Join us and make a difference!
The One Roof Drop-in Assistant will be responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the Drop-in which services 15-20 transitional aged youth per day. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing pro-social programming opportunities, making referrals to appropriate resources, acting as a liaison between community partners, and conducting intakes using a standardized measurement-based care approach. The successful candidate will also assist with general office operations, administrative, secretarial and reception duties at One Roof.
Home Base Housing invites applications from all qualified individuals. Home Base is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
Home Base provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources.
Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Salary: $40,824.00-$47,615.00 per year
8 hour shiftDay shiftMonday to FridayNo weekends
Reports to: Program Manager – Kingston Youth Services
The Community Worker is responsible for the day-to-day operations and program planning for the residents of Kingston Youth Services’ supportive housing program. The Community Worker is available to act as a resource for clients and address urgent situations. The Community Worker works with persons individually or in groups to create or enhance the feeling of community and participation within the program.
Number of hours of work per week: 42
All employees of Kingston Home Base Housing must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to help prevent and limit its spread. (An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the receipt of the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine)
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: $19.00-$22.00 per hour
Emergency Shelter Workers provide emergency shelter services consistent with the Operating Standards for the Housing Assistance/Emergency Shelter Program and supports individuals in their housing search while staying in the In From the Cold Emergency Shelter (IFTC) for adults (25+ years).
The Emergency Shelter Worker is responsible for:
· triaging individuals who seek emergency assistance for their housing crisis through administration of screening and coordinated access protocol;
· implementing diversion strategies as appropriate and consistent with the screening and intake results and provides general housing assistance during first contact;
· participating in the coordinated access system by implementing diversion and intake protocols;
· booking persons into the shelter when diversion is not successful or appropriate; and initiating a “warm transfer” to the receiving shelter as needed;
· administering the VI-SPDAT screening tool preferably within 24 hours of all new shelter bookings or when the client circumstance changes;
· initiating transfers to either the Rapid Rehousing or Housing First assessment team for those who “screen in” and supports housing process while client remains in the shelter;
· providing essential shelter services to meet the immediate need of clients for safe over-night accommodation; nutrition and hygiene, and security of belongings;
· assisting in the housing process by providing encouragement to resolve housing issues to decrease length of stays in the emergency shelter system and initiates transfers to Prevention-Diversion Program for clients who require additional support to secure housing;
· providing housing resources such as access to voice mail, housing listings and general housing search techniques;
· assisting with completion of application for Homelessness Prevention Fund as appropriate
· providing information on other community services to assist the individual resolve their homelessness;
· implement weekly programming to clients accessing the shelter; focusing on life skills and tenancy education to assist client in overcoming barriers to maintaining long-term housing.
Required skills and Knowledge
· knowledge of homelessness and affordable housing issues within the community and the strategies to end chronic homelessness which are identified the 10-year Municipal Housing and Homelessness Plan (Dec 2013);
· knowledge of the Operating Standards for the program and the program’s expected client outcomes
· knowledge of the resources in the community for individuals, youth and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, living in poverty, or living with mental health or addiction issues and skilled at brokering services for client appropriate to the responsibilities of the job;
· ability to assist in the housing process appropriate to the specific job responsibilities
· ability to integrate harm reduction approaches as appropriate in daily interactions with clients;
· ability to use assertive engagement techniques as appropriate in interactions with the client;
· competence in the administration and interpretation of the Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) depending on job responsibilities;
· understanding of psycho-social rehabilitation, recovery model motivational interviewing and journey of change and its influence on client outcomes;
· ability to identify and assess risk and implement strategies which minimize risk to self, the client, and others;
· knowledge of and adherence to privacy legislation and policies within the organization related to confidentiality of client information;
· strong problem solving, conflict resolution and mediation skills within a solution-focused framework;
· ability to enter client data and information including SPDAT scores and case notes into HIFIS as required
· the ability to negotiate and mediate difficult situations and produce positive results
· ability to function as a participating member of the team and understand the work of the team as part of a broader system to end chronic homelessness
· knowledge of the principles and interventions required in a Housing First and Rapid Rehousing Program
· background in systems work, data analysis and supporting the work of others to achieve system goals;
· supports a learning culture that stays up to date with the main currents of thought and practice in the delivery of housing first programs
· ability to use strategies to appropriately divert people from the shelter system into other shelter solutions
· excellent written and oral communication skills
· knowledge of impacts homelessness has individuals
· implementation of life skills-based programming
Qualifications and Requirements
· university degree or community college diploma in a related discipline
· minimum three years work experience in human services
· possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle, with appropriate insurance
· Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training or related training
· First Aid and CPR
· CPIC – vulnerable sector required prior to employment
Hours of Work – IFTC
· average of 42 hours per week
· rotating schedule, includes statutory holidays
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $41,684.00-$48,617.00 per year
Dental careExtended health carePaid time offVision careSchedule:
12 hour shiftHolidaysMonday to FridayNight shiftWeekend availability
This position is at Lilys Place working with families.
Emergency Shelter Workers at Lily’s Place provide emergency shelter services consistent with the Operating Standards for the Housing Assistance/Emergency Shelter Program and support individuals in their housing search while staying in the shelter.
Hours of work per week: 37 hours per week
Salary: $20.64-$24.07 per hour
Day shiftEvening shiftMonday to FridayNight shiftWeekend availabilityJob Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $21.00-$25.00 per hour
Casual dressDental careDisability insuranceLife insurancePaid time offRRSP matchVision careSchedule:
Day shiftEvening shiftEvery WeekendMonday to FridayNight shiftWeekend availability
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