TENANT SUPPORT WORKER
REGULAR / FULL-TIME
Location : COURTENAY, VANCOUVER ISLAND
To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.
BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.
BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.
Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.
Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.
BC Housing is committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets.
We encourage and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, individuals with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.
BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference.
When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they've helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.
And while they're here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities :
Please note : Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status
TENANT SUPPORT WORKER
The Tenant Support Worker (TSW) is responsible for working with individuals to provide emotional support, develop skills and access resources to increase tenants' capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and / or social environments of their choice.
The TSW provides these services directly, or facilitates and co-ordinates tenants' access to services available on the site and in the community.
The TSW focuses on strengths and capacities of individual tenants receiving services and supports.
This position establishes positive relationships with a diverse tenant population including people who are at risk of homelessness, fleeing abuse, or challenged with medical, mental health or addictions issues.
The TSW helps tenants overcome the various challenges that arise when living in a social housing environment. The position facilitates the development of personal support networks by utilizing supports within communities, family members, peer support initiatives, and self-help groups.
Services provided include crisis intervention, providing information and assistance to meet obligations as tenants and facilitate access or follow through with available site and community resources.
The Tenant Support Worker encourages the tenants' use of available social, occupational, spiritual, financial, intellectual, residential, recreational and educational resources to meet their goals, ensuring services are culturally relevant to the individual tenant.
The successful candidate will have the following :
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE :
Completion of a college diploma or certificate in Community Social Service Worker Program, or Health Care Worker Program or Community Mental Health Worker or other relevant discipline.
Minimum three years' experience in direct supportive counselling or educational experience with individuals and / or families that face multiple barriers to successful housing.
Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES :
Please Note : Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.