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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 on April 25, 2022

Position Summary 

The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for performing general building and property maintenance at Home Base’s various facilities in Kingston, ON. The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain Home Base’s properties and facility equipment. 

Key Competencies 

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Enjoy a challenge. 
  • Have multiple skill sets from plumbing to drywall repair, changing locks, etc. 
  • Be positive and flexible with a can-do attitude. 
  • Be willing to participate in a rotating On-Call schedule. 
  • Have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Be able to obtain a vulnerable sector police check. 
  • Have a WHMIS Certification. 

Job Duties 

  • Provides both scheduled and emergency/unscheduled repairs of facilities and equipment. 
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. 
  • Diagnoses problems, replaces or repairs parts, tests and makes adjustments. 
  • Performs regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities. 
  • Performs a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions. 
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties. 
  • Detects faulty operations, defective material and reports those and any unusual situations to proper supervision. 
  • Complies with safety regulations and maintains clean and orderly work areas. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or needed. 
  • Prepares, paints and decorates interior and exterior surfaces as required. 
  • Operates grounds-keeping power equipment and maintain external property. 
  • Performs minor construction work, e.g., dismantling and erecting walls, finishes carpentry work, pouring concrete, etc. 
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, installs, and maintains various electrical components, appliances and equipment. 
  • Troubleshoots, installs, and repairs plumbing fixtures, piping, and related equipment. 
  • Performs necessary work to open clogged sewer lines. 

Requirements 

  • High school diploma/GED 
  • Completion of a craft apprenticeship, or an equivalent number of years of education and Maintenance Coordination experience. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license. 
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently. 
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times. 
  • Ability to multi-task and establish priorities. 

Work Conditions 

  • Rotating on-call shifts. 
  • Physical ability to lift up to 75lb. 
  • Travel to the site, and off-site locations will be required. 
  • Hazards associated with the trade. 
  • Work both indoors and outdoors. 

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, 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 welcomes 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! 

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 x120. 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent 

Salary: $21.00-$24.50 per hour 

Case Manager- Street Outreach Services 

Reports To: Program Manger 

OVERVIEW 

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. 

DESCRIPTION 

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

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 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.

Qualifications 

  • 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

Shift Schedule 

Shifts will consist of days, evenings, and weekends. 

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary 

Salary: $40,000.00-$50,000.00 per year 

Case Manager – Housing First (Adult) 

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. 

Overview of Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting clients to obtain and get settled in appropriate housing for their individual needs. 
  • Completing monthly check-ins with landlords to ensure rents have been paid and housing is stable. 
  • Providing on-going case management with the prime objective to stabilize tenancy. 
  • Work with clients to develop plans in support of their housing stability and overall wellness. 
  • Connect clients with community supports using knowledge of community services, supports and resources. 

Required Skills & Knowledge: 

  • 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 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; 
  • 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; 
  • 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; 
  • Knowledge of Residential Tenancy Act and role of Landlord Tenant Board in landlord-tenant disputes; 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Ability to enter client data and information including SPDAT scores and case notes into HIFIS as required 
  • Ability to negotiate and mediate difficult situations and produce positive results 
  • Capable of functioning as a participating member of the team and understand the work of the team as part of a broader system to end chronic homelessness 
  • Ability to coach on the principles and interventions required in a Housing First 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 

Qualifications & 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 

Work Remotely 

  • No 

Job Types: Full-time, Contract 

Salary: $43,148.00-$50,325.00 per year 

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