County of Dufferin, Community Services Worker - Housing

The successful candidate will have a diverse set of responsibilities covering aspects of the social housing business related to the Non-profit, Co-operative and Rent Supplement Programs. In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Community Services Management Team in the ongoing requirements of the program under the Housing Services Act. Principal duties include coordinating and administering Housing Services Programs, monitoring the property management activities of an assigned portfolio comprised of several non-profit and co-operative housing providers in the County and the maintenance and notification of policies/procedures to key stakeholders.

Dufferin County Community Services is currently seeking a

COMMUNITY SERVICES WORKER – HOUSING

(6 month contract position) 

Dufferin County Community Services manages 282 residential units owned by the County of Dufferin and more than 70 units under the Rent Supplement Program. It is also responsible for program administration for more than 350 Non-Profit and Co-operative housing units with six different housing providers. The units are located in Orangeville, Shelburne and Grand Valley. 

The successful candidate will have a diverse set of responsibilities covering aspects of the social housing business related to the Non-profit, Co-operative and Rent Supplement Programs. In addition, the successful candidate will assist the Community Services Management Team in the ongoing requirements of the program under the Housing Services Act. Principal duties include coordinating and administering Housing Services Programs, monitoring the property management activities of an assigned portfolio comprised of several non-profit and co-operative housing providers in the County and the maintenance and notification of policies/procedures to key stakeholders. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading day-to-day operations of a portfolio of Non-Profit, Co-operative, Rent Supplement and Affordable Housing Program units including rent calculations, rent collections, unit inspections, tenant placement and tenant/applicant inquiries
  • Rent Supplement activities including calculation of rents, updating contract agreements with landlords and ensuring the accurate preparation of the monthly statements
  • Assisting with social housing program administration by receiving inquiries from housing providers about rent calculations, completing operational reviews and attending periodic meetings with housing providers
  • Assisting with the administration and delivery of various Housing programs, including the Homelessness Prevention Program, Ontario Renovates Program and Homeownership Program.
  • Maintenance and notification of policies/procedures to key stakeholders
  • Assisting with Internal Review hearings 

Preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • Graduation from a recognized university with 1-2 years of experience or a community college with 5 years of experience or an acceptable combination of education, skills and experience
  • Experience with automated accounting systems and with standard PC computer software
  • Knowledge of local government and/or housing an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a demonstrated ability to deal professionally with clients, other social service agencies and housing providers
  • Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 and the Housing Services Act, would be desirable
  • Experience with Yardi property management software, would be considered an asset 

This position is being offered to both internal and external candidates.  The salary range for this position is $35.82 - $41.90 per hour. (Grade 8 on the 2017 Salary Grid.) Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter before 4:30 p.m. on Monday April 23, 2018 to hr@dufferincounty.ca.

All applicants are thanked for their interest,but only those selected for an interview will receive a response. Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection and will not be used for any other reason.  The County is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.