SLCS is currently seeking 3 full-time Housing Stability Workers for our 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.
Working within the team, you will manage a caseload and work directly with individuals to support the establishment of personal goals which focus on accessing safe, secure housing and remaining stably housed, as well as connecting to community services, including mental health, addictions, and health/medical related supports. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of individuals and liaising with other services (i.e. community organizations, health care services, housing, income supports, and members of the justice system) to coordinate support for individuals.
As a member of the MHJ Supportive Housing Program, you will contribute to the creation and ongoing development of this new 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. The position would be working between 8am - 8pm 7 days a week within a 4 week rotation working approximately 1 weekend a month.
- University Degree or 2 - 3 year College Diploma from an accredited institution in a related field
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with individuals affected by mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and justice system involvement
- Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with, and providing empathic, trauma-informed, recovery oriented responses to diverse populations, including individuals from indigenous communities, immigrants, and adults
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management and organization skills, and the ability to work independently, be self-directed, and collaborate in a team environment
- 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 (Preferred)
- First Aid & CPR Level C (Required)
- Bachelors degree or 2-3 year community college diploma (Required)