Housing Selection Worker

Job Posting:  Housing Selection Worker FULL TIME

 

Did you know that more than 250 Londoners are homeless on any given night? 

 

We are London Cares, an adaptable and forward-thinking organization who believes housing is a human right.  We won’t stop until everyone in our city has safe, permanent and appropriate housing.  Using a Housing First approach, we believe homelessness is a problem that can be solved.

Join our resilient, tenacious and spirited team today and help us achieve our goal!

 

Housing Selection Workers establish and maintain relationships with private sector landlords, property managers and building owners to secure and maintain an inventory of appropriate scattered housing units within the City of London.  As an advocate for the principles of Housing First you work with landlords/superintendents to facilitate open communication, clarify the role and function of London Cares and work to resolve immediate concerns and issues. Together with the housing stability team the goal is to anchor participants into their home.  Work will include open and monthly communication with property management, knowledge and regular communication with OW and ODSP offices, unit inspections and working collaboratively to quickly resolve maintenance, pest control and tenant issues.  Monitoring market trends and managing and adhering to guidelines for rent support programs is a key function of this role. Strong documentation and data collection practice helps to inform our program. 

If you are passionate about London becoming a community in which every person thrives, this is the perfect position for you!  In this role, you will meet with landlords, participants in their homes and work with a variety of contractors to facilitate housing stability for a participant.

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) that works generally from Monday to Friday.  Our compensation package includes a competitive salary range of $42,000 to $46,000 annually, health care benefits and 3 weeks of vacation. 

You will be a valuable member of our Housing Selection Team if you have some or all of the following:

  • Post-secondary education in business administration or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Exposure to working with vulnerable populations including those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness
  • Experience working with private market landlords, property managers and housing partners in London
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • A working knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act and associated Acts.
  • A knowledge of Housing First Principles
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • First-Aid/CPR training
  • All of our employees must be able to provide a clear police vulnerable sector record check.

 

 

PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME & COVER LETTER IN CONFIDENCE BY

August 23rd, 2019

 

Attn: Admin -  London Cares Homeless Response Services

107-186 King Street, London, ON N6A 1C7

or

admin@londoncares.ca

 

Please indicate the position you are applying to in the subject line if submitting via email.

 

London Cares is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of any required accommodations needed.

 

Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in both official languages of Canada and who meet all job requirements.

 

Préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada et qui satisfont à toutes les exigences de l'emploi.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest but regret only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

 

No phone calls please.

 

 

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