Regional Municipality of York, Housing Stability Program Worker #22170

Reporting to the Supervisor, Hostel Programs, is responsible for assessing and verifying eligibility, delivering financial assistance and providing follow-up supports through a wraparound service delivery model to Regional clients on Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) as part of the Housing Stability Program (HSP), including referring residents to appropriate training, employment, health, financial literacy, housing, social services and community programs.

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Housing Stability Program Worker #22170

Community and Health Services Department

Social Services Branch

Location: Newmarket, Ontario. This is a Union position.

Scheduled Weekly Hours: 35; Scheduled Shifts: 0830 - 1630

Temporary Full-Time, Approx. 9 months, Salary $36.78 - $39.97 per hour 

Reporting to the Supervisor, Hostel Programs, is responsible for assessing and verifying eligibility, delivering financial assistance and providing follow-up supports through a wraparound service delivery model to Regional clients on Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) as part of the Housing Stability Program (HSP), including referring residents to appropriate training, employment, health, financial literacy, housing, social services and community programs.   

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Community College Diploma Program in Social Work, Social Science, or a related program.
  • Minimum one to three (1-3) years’ experience in a social service environment, including experience with disadvantaged individuals, homelessness, mental health and senior population, employment counselling and group/workshop delivery and demonstrated skills to work in a demanding environment.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Records Check.
  • Knowledge of industry-related legislation and regulations applicable to the program delivered (e.g. Ontario Works Act or Ontario Disability Support Program Act).
  • Knowledge of mental health, addictions, counselling, financial literacy, employment and housing programs and services.
  • Knowledge of issues and barriers related to the challenge of maintaining housing stability for families and individuals.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self-management.
  • Demonstration of Departmental competencies, including flexibility and adaptability, accountability, strategic thinking, innovation and creativity, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting people to become economically and/or socially independent and addressing client needs to get these positive results as well as getting them housed and/or keep them housed.
  • Demonstrated case management and file administration skills.
  • Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, mediation and advocacy skills.
  • Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications with proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications.
  • Ability to exhibit respect for individual diversity, self-determination and empowerment in a non-judgemental and empathetic manner.
  • Ability to adapt to new situations, challenges and able to embrace change, initiate and be open to new ideas.
  • Proven ability to creatively plan, problem solve and follow-up in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Ability to perform financial calculations for the purpose of benefit calculation.
  • Ability to seek out and work cooperatively with individuals, agencies, and other Regional or community service professionals to develop opportunities for clients and conduct interviews and meetings in office, conduct home visits and other off-site locations.
  • Ability to compile statistical data and reports for the purposes of review and evaluation.
  • Ability to work outside regular business hours, as required. 

Please apply on-line by clicking here by May 14, 2018, quoting competition #22170. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email or by telephone.