Transitional Housing & Support Worker

21 hours work week | potential evenings

$61,000 – 80,000

 

Jewish Family and Child Service is a multi-service, client-centered agency, and a Children’s Aid Society supporting the healthy development of individuals, children, and families. JF&CS offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including dental, vision, and health coverage, a Healthcare Spending Account, and a defined benefit pension plan. We offer ample vacation and sick days and are closed on most Jewish and all Statutory holidays. We are conveniently located at 4600 Bathurst Street in Toronto. On the premises, you will find free parking, a daycare centre and a gym (with subsidized membership). 

We are seeking a Transitional Housing & Support Worker to provide advocacy and support to women experiencing violence, as well as case management and other services from a strengths-based, client-centered perspective.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual support to the clients of the Woman Abuse Program to assist in the area of Special Priority Housing and financial support.

  • Review the safety plan developed with the primary worker and modify as necessary during the moving process. Assist clients with the appropriate forms and procedures for housing applications as well as any appeal process which may be necessary.

  • Collaborate with external collaterals to help coordinate services which support the client centered service plan.

  • Make appropriate referrals to community resources as needed, including, but not limited to, group supports legal aid and/or legal support referrals, JVS referrals, HPP referrals, OW, ODSP, etc.

  • Advocate for clients with their primary worker when client is confronted with systemic or service barriers or when they are not able to advocate for themselves.

  • Participate in MCCSS Toronto Housing Support Program monthly and other meetings as necessary.

  • Organize client-related documents, records, and data collection for internal and external reporting purposes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s level degree

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the Violence against Women sector

  • Member of OCSWSSW in good standing

  • Knowledge of community needs and resources

  • The ability to establish rapport, credibility and build strong relationships with clients and colleagues

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

 

Jewish Family and Child Service is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. Accommodations during all phases of the hire process will be made wherever possible. Please advise us if any such accommodations are required. We thank all applicants for their application and interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.

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Jewish Family and Child Service

4600 Bathurst St | 1st Floor

Toronto, ON   M2R 3V3

416.638.7800

info@jfandcs.com

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