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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 September 13th, 2022
About Home Base Housing
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.
About the role
The job responsibilities include:
We are seeking a professional who brings 5-7 years of accounting/finance experience to the role, preferably in a non-profit setting. The ideal candidate will have well-developed leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to work in a team. Preference will be given to candidates who have a working knowledge and experience with general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and non-profit accounting. Post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance or related field is required.
About the Compensation package
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes:
– $36 – $41 per hour rate
– 35-hour week
– Dental and extended health care
– RRSP contributions
– Paid time off
– Flexible schedule
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $36.00-$41.00 per hour
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Indigenous Case Manager – One Roof
Reports to: One Roof- Supervisor
The Indigenous Case Manager – One Roof program assists clients to navigate services within One Roof, especially high-risk youth engaging in criminal behavior. Case managers will work primarily with Indigenous participants to reduce barriers, increase motivation, and reinforce treatment plan recommendations.
The * Indigenous Case Manager – One Roof is* responsible for:
a) Supporting a program match that has the most chance of success for that client by:
Required skills and Knowledge
Knowledge of criminogenic needs and the ability to help clients build on protective factors and mitigate risk factors.
Qualifications and Requirements
Hours of Work 1 permanent FTE position
Employment Equity and Accessibility Statement
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 at 613-542-6672 x146.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $44,572.00-$51,890.00 per year
Ability to commute/relocate:
Application deadline: 2022-08-23
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.
SHIFT: 8:30PM TO 8:30AM
The Community Worker is responsible for the following tasks:
· Creating a welcoming, supportive, respectful and safe atmosphere
· Working with clients to develop, implement and evaluate programming and social activities offered at the location
· Providing assistance and interim support to clients in attendance
· Encouraging client involvement in activities and obtaining feedback on these activities
· Supporting the goals established by the client and his/her case manager and ensuring on-going communication with the case manager
· Promoting safety and security at the location at all times, taking action as required
· Menu planning, shopping, preparing and providing meals as scheduled
· Maintaining daily housekeeping routines with tenant involvement as appropriate
· Initiating referrals and/or connections within agency or community
· Attending all staff meetings and training sessions as requested
· Completing other duties as assigned by Program Manager
Communication and Record Keeping
· Maintains data on number of persons in attendance and activities
· Prepares and circulates notes from any tenant meetings
· Other monthly statistics as required
· Menu plans and related record keeping
· Entries into the daily communication book as appropriate
· Entries into the client file as appropriate and completion of incident reports
· Attendance and participation at client review meetings
Skills and Knowledge
· Demonstrated knowledge of youth homelessness issues, services available, mental health and /or addiction issues
· Understanding of community building philosophy and techniques
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Strong consumer focus
· Knowledge of housing, health care, and community resources in Kingston
· Ability to work collaboratively
· Demonstrated skills in planning and implementation of activities
· Demonstrated ability to deal with hard to serve clients and negotiate difficult situations
· Computer competency related to job function
· University Degree or Community College Diploma in Social Services or related field preferred
· 2 years experience working with the population preferred
· Regular access to a car and a valid driver’s license
· CPR and First Aid Certification required prior to employment
Job Type: Fixed term contract
Salary: $19.02-$22.18 per hour
Reports To: Program Manger
The Street Outreach Case Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations and activities of the Street Outreach Program. This includes creating and building working relationships with individuals sleeping rough, connecting them to appropriate services, including but not limited too; access to emergency shelter, available housing options, mental health and addiction support and basic needs assistance. In addition, the Street Outreach Case manager will liaise with community partners to create appropriate referral mechanisms. The Street Outreach Case Manager works closely with the Program Manager in the on-going development of the program to meet client and community needs.
The Street Outreach Case Manager will:
· Completion of program statistics for regular review with the Program Manager. Assist with the development of an internal system for profiling clients and outcomes.
· Identifies procedures and processes that need improvement and recommends corrective action by collaborating with the emergency workers
· Develops relationships with other services for individuals in the community to understand community gaps and work toward common solutions; to develop referral mechanisms and other joint programming as appropriate
· Establishes rapport with individuals living on the street, assist in educating around community services and connects clients to appropriate services
· Reports any major or urgent concerns related to safety and security to the Program Manager.
· Monitor and review database entries for clients, ensuring records are up to date.
· Identify new locations frequented by homeless individuals and ensure outreach teams are providing service in these areas
· knowledge of homelessness and affordable housing issues within the community and the strategies to end chronic homelessness which are identified the City of Kingston’s 10-year Housing and Homelessness Plan (Dec 2013);
· ability to apply the principles of a Housing First approach in day-to-day work and interactions with the client;
· 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 clients appropriate to the responsibilities of the job;
· ability to integrate harm reduction approaches as appropriate in interactions with the client;
· ability to use assertive engagement techniques as appropriate in interactions with the client;
· knowledge of and adherence to privacy legislation and policies within the organization related to confidentiality of client information;
· ability to identify and assess risk and implement strategies which minimize risk to self, the client, and others;
· strong problem solving, conflict resolution and mediation skills within a solution-focused framework;
· excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
· 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
· 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
· develops the staffing schedule in consultation with the team to ensure maximum efficiency while meeting program objectives.
· promotes the development of the team and deals with team issues promptly.
· University Degree or Community College Diploma in a related discipline
· Minimum five-years work experience in human services, of which at least three years shall be in services targeted to the homeless population
· Demonstrated ability in both oral and written communications
· Strong negotiation and mediation skills
· Demonstrated knowledge of issues facing street involved individuals
· Demonstrated organizational abilities
· Valid Driver’s License and access to a car
Shifts will consist of days, evenings, and weekends.
Salary: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 per year
Emergency Shelter Workers 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: 35 hours with the possibility of working more hours
Overview of Key Responsibilities:
Qualifications & Requirements:
Required Skills & Knowledge:
Salary: $20.64-$24.07 per hour
The Program & Administrative Assistant will be responsible for general office operations, administrative, secretarial and reception duties the Housing Help Centre (HHC). The PAA will also oversee the delivery of services required as the Urban Access Point for the Kingston Social Housing Registry and be the first point of contact for phone and walk-in clients of the HHC.
Duties and Related Tasks
1. Performs secretarial/administrative services by:
2. Provides administrative services by;
3. Provides mail service by:
4. Facilitate all levels of the Social Housing process:
5. Other Duties:
Skills and Knowledge Required:
Salary: $40,824.00-$47,615.00 per year
The Case Manager – Housing First program assists homeless clients to find and maintain suitable housing throughout the housing process with the prime objective to stabilize housing. The incumbent will provide a range of housing search and housing support functions within the Housing First program.
Although this is a term contract position, there is the potential for this to turn into permanent employment.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent
Salary: $43,148.00-$50,325.00 per year
The Indigenous Case Manager – Street is responsible for the day-to-day planning and organizing of activities of the Street Outreach Program. This includes program over-sight, organizing volunteer staffing, provide education and liaising with community partners. In addition, the Indigenous Case Manager works closely with the Supervisor in the on-going development of the program to meet the needs of Indigenous clients in the Kingston community.
The Indigenous Case Manager – Street Outreach is responsible for:
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.
Salary: $46,000.00-$54,000.00 per year
Application deadline: 2022-10-01
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 offer emergency, transitional and supportive housing, for youth, families and single adults, the One Roof Youth services hub, a housing help centre, street outreach, 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.
Relief Support Workers provide coverage when full-time staff are unable to be at work and where coverage is required to deliver the program at Home Base Housing’s In from the Cold Emergency Shelter. The Relief Support Worker adheres to the policies of Home Base Housing and to the Program where they are assigned.
The Relief Support Worker is responsible for:
· Responding to requests for coverage in a timely manner and accepting a minimum of one shift per month
· Promoting safety and security at all times, taking action as required
· Attending program meetings and training sessions as requested
· Completing other duties assigned by full-time staff and/or the Program Manager
· Seeking feedback from staff and bringing any issues forward to the relevant Program Manager/ Supervisor
· Triaging individuals and families who seek emergency assistance for their housing crisis through administration of screening and coordinated intake protocol;
· Booking persons into the appropriate shelter when diversion is not successful or appropriate; and initiating a “warm transfer” to the receiving shelter as needed;
· Providing essential shelter and program services to meet the immediate need of clients for safe over-night accommodation; nutrition and hygiene, and security of belongings;
· Providing housing resources such as access to voice mail, housing listings and general housing search techniques;
· Providing information on other community services to assist the individual or family resolve their homelessness;
· Adheres to the “Relief Support Worker” client documentation requirements of the program
· Entries into the daily communication book and HIFIS as appropriate,
· Completion of incident reports as per policy
· knowledge of homelessness and affordable housing issues within the Kingston community and the strategies to end chronic homelessness which are identified in 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;
· understanding of psycho-social rehabilitation, recovery model motivational interviewing and journey of change and its influence on client outcomes;
· 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 on families and children
· implementation of life skills based programming
· 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
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: Part-time, Casual
Salary: From $19.98 per hour