Housing Support Worker

Loft Community Services - Toronto, ON (24 days ago)

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The Stouffville Reintegration Program provides transitional support and housing to individuals living with

serious mental health and addiction challenges, often referred through hospitals as a “flow option” from their

ED or ALC beds or as an alternative to hospitalization. The King City site is permanent supportive housing for

individuals with mental health and addiction challenges and a history of homelessness. The Housing Support

Worker(s) will work as part of a team, ensuring a safe and supportive atmosphere in the house. This includes

assisting residents in their daily living activities, (such as: personal hygiene, medication management, cooking

and banking), helping them to sustain their support network (e.g. family and medical), problem solving, coping

skills and maintaining the established routines of the program. The Housing Support Worker in partnership with

the individual and other formal supports, participates in the development and carries out support plans with

residents, and provides crisis intervention as needed in order to ensure a safe living situation. Travel within

CLHIN catchment area and occasionally to the downtown Toronto office location is an expectation of the

position therefore use of a car, a valid driver’s license and insurance is required.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
  • Completion of a degree/diploma in Human Services
  • Minimum of two years related experience providing support to vulnerable adults with serious mental
illnesses and addictions

  • Experience working in a residential setting is an asset
  • An understanding of the therapeutic relationship, and an ability to come to agreement with clients on
goals/priorities while respecting their autonomy and individuality

  • Will be required to assist in cleaning units with individuals, common spaces or in preparing units for occupancy
  • Counselling and responding skills, ability to interact with clients in a positive and supportive manner
  • Crisis intervention skills, with well-developed problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Principles and ability to put them into practice
  • Ability to utilise computer data base/word program
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organise activities and engage residents
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and to interact effectively with groups;
  • A valid driver’s license, use of a car, and insurance to transport clients is required
TO APPLY: Send resume with covering letter to Human Resources, Email: hr@loftcs.org

PLEASE PUT THE FULL JOB TITLE & POSITION STATUS IN THE SUBJECT BAR OF ANY

EMAILS AND ON YOUR COVER LETTER.

CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2019