SLCS is currently seeking a full-time Housing Systems Navigator for the newly established Mental Health Justice Supportive Housing Program. The new MHJ Supportive Housing Program focuses on providing supportive housing living arrangements guided by housing first philosophy and access to mental health and justice support services to adults with mental disorders or illnesses who are justice involved. As a member of this team, you will provide assessment, case management, crisis intervention, and housing stability support services to individuals through a restorative lens.
As a Housing Systems Navigator, you will develop, build and maintain relationships with landlords while identifying housing leads for our clients. You will also be responsible for supporting move-ins and maintenance support as well as other housing-related duties. This role is also responsible for navigating and advocating within different support systems including Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Program.
You will work in conjunction with the Housing Stability Workers to prepare case presentations for individual clients as well as to the broader community team. This role also involves input and analyzing program data to identify problems and implement solutions to improve programming and services for clients. You will work with individuals from diverse populations and contribute to the creation and ongoing development of the program, its outcomes and goals for this exciting new program.
As a member of the MHJ Supportive Housing Program, you will also be responsible for the safety and security of clients, co-workers and the community. You will work collaboratively with other team members and community partners to complete administrative functions for the program.
This position is based mainly in the community and will require regular travel within London and area. This position would be in a daytime rotation, Monday - Friday with the occasional weekend shift.
- University Degree or 2 - 3 year College Diploma from an accredited institution
- Minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals affected by mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and justice system involvement
- Minimum 2 years’ experience working with, and providing empathic, trauma-informed, recovery oriented responses to diverse populations, including individuals from indigenous communities, immigrants, and adults
- Knowledge of local and provincial systems and available resources for clients
- First Aid /CPR with AED - Level C
- Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certification (Preferred)
- Valid G Class Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle
- Candidates who are proficient in both official languages of Canada will be considered an asset
In accordance with SLCS’ policy on Police Background Checks, this position requires that the individual provide, at their own cost, a clear Police Check which includes vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.
SLCS adheres to the French Language Services Act. SLCS is also committed to promoting equity and diversity in our employment practices. As well, we are an equal opportunity employer which is committed to an inclusive and barrier free workplace, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should an applicant require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform the recruitment contact and we will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.
Visit http://www.slcs.ca/careers for more information on our programs.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: From $18.68 per hour
- Casual dress
- Dental care
- Disability insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision care
- Mental Health and/or Justice: 2 years (Required)
- First Aid & CPR Level C (Preferred)
- Bachelors degree or 2-3 year community college diploma (Required)