Position Title: Motel Liaison Outreach Worker
Department: Support Services
Reports to: Manager of Outreach Services
Pay Range: $24.00-$27.00/hour
Hours: 3 month term contract | Full-time; 35-37.5 hours per week
Start Date: As soon as possible
How to apply: Please send your cover letter and resume by Wednesday, April 15th at 4:00pm.
Pacifica Housing Advisory Association (Pacifica Housing) has been providing safe and affordable homes for almost 35 years and is one of the largest non-profit housing providers on Vancouver Island. As a charitable organization, Pacifica Housing's vision is better lives through affordable homes and community connections. Our mission is to be a leading innovative provider of affordable homes and support services that contribute to the independence of individuals and families.
Pacifica Housing is a rapidly growing organization dedicated to meeting the housing and support needs of our community. As such, we are committed to building up our fast-growing team with a culture that supports and drives our people and reinforces our team with caring, responsible innovators. Pacifica owns and/or operates 37 properties in addition to a number of programs. The annual budget is approximately $16M and the total staff complement is around 160 employees.
As a member of the Outreach Services team, the Motel Liaison Outreach Worker’s focus is to assist the homeless community that is temporarily moved into two motels in the City of Victoria to meet the mandate of social distancing and self-isolation during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Motel Liaison Outreach Worker will be working closely and in collaboration with BC Housing and the Coordinated Access and Assessment Committee to move homeless community members into the designated sites.
Position’s Primary Objective:
The primary focus of this position is to assist and support the homeless community of the Victoria to accomplish the mandate set out by the BC Government in assisting individuals on the streets to social distance and self-isolate during the pandemic. This will be possible by assisting clients in moving in to temporary housing shelter and supporting them to maintain isolation and follow health recommendations in the hotel through the process.
1. Provides a range of support services to clients, including:
2. Develops and maintains supportive on-going working, professional relationships with community members, clients, and hotel owners/staff, including:
3. As a member of the Outreach team, performs a variety of administrative duties, including:
4. Undertaking special projects as assigned and perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications (minimum Education and Experience requirements):
Note: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Additional Criteria for Role:
Pacifica Housing advises all employees, contractors and volunteers of the risk of violence, injury and harm that is present in the execution of their duties. Pacifica Housing is committed to providing a safe and risk-free work place, however, we acknowledge the inherent risk in social housing and direct support work while in homes and in other support relationships.
Behavioural Competencies Assigned to the Role:
Relationship Building: Intermediate
Decision Making: Intermediate
Pacifica Housing is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our organization are encouraged to apply.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Salary: $24.00 to $27.00 /hour