JOB TITLE: Bridge Housing Community Connector
REPORTS TO: Housing Services Manager
HOURLY RANGE: $17-$18/hour
HOURS: 35 hours/week working between the hours of 9AM-5PM
JOB ID: 20-085BSCS
“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”
Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.
“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: https://www.boylestreet.org/mission-history, please consider joining our team.
This a temporary position up to 8 weeks in length.
The Community Connector will assist individuals and families who are currently residing at Bridge Housing connect with community resources. This may include, but not limited to, applying for income support, home care, mental health supports, cultural supports, employment services, and any other community resources related to housing. The Community Connector will have a good knowledge base of resources available within Edmonton and work in partnership with Bridge Housing staff, Housing First teams, and other Boyle Street Community Services’ programs.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Provide intake and referral including liaising with referring organizations
· Pre-Screen assessments (VI-SPDAT) to determine housing needs
· Assisting individuals accessing community resources and supports
· Utilizing evidence-based practice model and motivational interviewing techniques to assess client issues and needs in order to make appropriate action plans.
· Working in partnership with both the private and non-profit sectors to ensure appropriate placement of clients.
· Maintaining accurate comprehensive documentation regarding all interactions with clients. Documentation must be in accordance with agency standards, and according to funder requirements.
Education: Interest in or currently enrolled in Post secondary education in Human Services
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
· Ability to work in a highly stressful and ever changing environment
· Must have excellent boundaries
· Mental resiliency is key
· Great attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
· Works with initiative, commitment and enthusiasm
· Ability to solve problems with clients quickly, creatively and ethically
· Proven ability to work in a respectful and client centered manner
· Excellent boundaries and mental resiliency is key
· Able to communicate effectively and have excellent written and oral communication skills
· Able to plan and make decisions in a timely, organized and appropriate manner
· Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
Experience and other Requirements:
· This is a government funded position and must fulfill the following criteria:
· Between 18 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
· A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
· Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations
· It would be an asset to have knowledge of the Landlord and Tenant Legislation, current housing market and trends, and poverty related issues
· Understanding and appreciation of the history of Canada’s Indigenous people, and their culture
· Knowledge of evidence-based practices, motivational interviewing skills and cognitive behavioral techniques
· Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle
· Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (results will be reviewed on a case by case basis)
Location of work: Hotels located in North and South Edmonton
Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate is Found
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include 20-085BSCS Bridge Housing Community Connector of the email. In the cover letter please state how you heard about this position and why you are suitable for the position.
Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve, and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S communities.
Clients, staff and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.
Pronouns might be:
And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves
At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.