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Social Worker – Housing

Full-time; 9-12 month contract; 35 hours per week, potential evenings

Salary: BSW $67,000 to $88,000 based on experience

About The Agency

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered, family service agency and a Children’s Aid Society.  We support the healthy development of individuals, children, families, and communities through prevention, protection, counselling, and education and advocacy services, within the context of Jewish values.

About the Role

We are seeking a Social Worker – Housing to provide services related to accessing safe and affordable housing and homelessness prevention programs. The successful candidate will provide support and counselling to clients to help them develop life skills, social skills, and other competencies that will enable them to secure and maintain housing, as well as introduce clients to a variety of available affordable housing options. 

 

Responsibilities:​​

  • Carry a caseload of clients with issues related to, housing and mental health. 

  • Formulate and develop appropriate housing and intervention plans.

  • Acquire and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of community and government resources and changes which would affect Agency clients in particular related to housing.

  • Assist clients to gain an understanding of issues involved in gaining and maintaining housing so that they do not become homeless.  

  • Assist clients with the completion of government and housing-related forms.

  • Develop ongoing referral relationships within relevant community service providers and social services systems.

  • Liaise with other agencies focusing on issues of homelessness. 

  • Represent the Agency’s mission, vision and values in the community.

  • Adhere to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) to protect service recipients’ privacy and establish rules for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information of individuals while facilitating the effective provision of service.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • BSW

  • Registered member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • 2-3 years of experience in assessment and client service delivery

  • Working knowledge of housing and utilities assistance programs  

  • Knowledge in the area of landlord/tenant disputes is considered an asset

  • Familiarity with Housing First and other homelessness prevention theories

  • An understanding of adult mental health and effectively providing support 

  • Knowledge of community needs and resources

  • Ability to establish rapport, credibility and build strong relationships 

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and access to a vehicle 

  • Comprehension of French or another language reflecting the local community will be considered an asset

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click "Apply Now" above to submit your resume and cover letter. 
 
Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. Accommodations during all phases of the hiring process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any accommodations are required. 
 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
To learn more about Jewish Family and Child Service, please visit: www.jfandcs.com | www.facebook.com/jfandcs

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