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Housing Support Worker

311 Strathearne Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 5K8, Canada Req #288
Monday, September 11, 2023
Come Build Hope and Homes with Us!

Housing Support Worker- Part Time

Strathearne Suites Program – Hamilton ON 
  

Position Description:  Participating as a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will support the treatment, rehabilitation, and care for individuals within the program. This housing program serves individuals who have experienced long term housing instability and/or long stay hospitalizations.  
 

About Indwell:  We are a Christian not-for-profit charity that creates affordable housing communities and supportive programs to people seeking health, wellness, and belonging.  Founded in 1974, we continue to grow and thrive to build high quality energy efficient housing and inclusive living, uplifting our society.  Our belief is that every employee is a leader contributing to transform lives through HOPE and HOMES.  Being a part of our amazing team you will be fulfilled working together with others who are genuinely invested in Indwell's mission to serve people impacted by poverty and homelessness.    To learn more, go to: indwell.ca/our-model    

What our Tenants say:  

  • "The welcoming you get when you walk through the doors, from tenants to staff. They're always checking on you."
  • "Living at Indwell has been teaching me to do things and taught me how to get along with better people, be better people and trust people and let people do and say what they want."
  • "An affordable rent.  It’s huge, it’s huge. It means I can eat properly. And that affects my physical and mental health, so that is huge."   

Hours of Work:  Part time- 20 hours per week; weekdays, including weekends, public holidays, and evenings.  Hours worked to be scheduled as required by program needs.   

Duties for this position include: 

  • Providing direct and indirect support to tenants living with substance use disorders through a harm reduction approach. 
  • Helping individuals connect to community resources and supports. 
  • Reinforcing individuals’ life skills, spirituality, and social and community skills. 
  • Planning and facilitating programs. 
  • Supporting and coordinating volunteers 
  • Coordinating with outside organizations to provide cultural programming. 
  • Assisting with admission and orientation of new tenants. 
  • Rent collection, pest management, and other landlord responsibilities. 
  • Supporting individuals to achieve their goals while encouraging independence and recovery. 
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy environment.     

Skills:  The successful candidate should demonstrate: 

  • A warm, sensitive and caring approach, the ability to work independently, be flexible, organized, responsible, and take initiative. 
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills, be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships and have a genuine interest in supporting people living with mental illness. 
  • A knowledge of local community resources, including local indigenous resources and community 
  • Awareness of Indigenous culture and history and in particular, the impacts of residential schools and intergenerational trauma. 
  • Knowledge of landlord-tenant relations is beneficial. 

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and related experience.

Compensation: $20.43- $24.56/ hourly based on education and experience.     
 
To Apply:  
Please apply online with cover letter and resume at www.indwell.ca/careers.  We thank all applicants; however, only applicants that are being considered will be contacted. 

 

Personal information submitted will be used only for employment opportunities within Indwell in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.   
 

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Indwell’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.   

 

Indwell exists to provide hope and homes for all. Our supports, services, and employment are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Indwell’s leadership are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ as reflected in Indwell’s statement of faith. Indwell engages with diverse communities; we actively identify and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our services and organization. 

 

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 311 Strathearne Ave, Hamilton, ON L8H 5K8, Canada