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Assertive Housing Worker

Full Time • Housing Services

ABOUT US

Through the vision to eliminate poverty in our community and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity. We empower people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community and have sustainable livelihoods, secure housing, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. By joining Bissell Centre, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to realize our vision.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This team will seek out homeless individuals and work with them to secure and sustain housing that is both affordable and meets their needs and aspirations.

Job type: Permanent, Full-time

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with centralized intake, internal programs, and partner organizations, locate, identify, and engage participants looking for housing. Including assertive outreach in the river valley and on other public land.
  • Identify and provide participants with informed choices in their housing search.
  • Assist participants with move-ins using the least intrusive alternative.
  • Facilitate a smooth transition to the Follow Up worker.
  • Provide crisis intervention and safety planning.
  • Maintain strong relationships with partner organizations and Landlords.
  • Hours of work will vary based on the need of the community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in Social Science or related discipline
  • Minimum of one year related employment experience
  • If applicable, all Social Workers employed at Bissell need to be registered with the ACSW within 3 months of hire date.
  • Familiarity working with high risk populations and an understanding of Aboriginal cultures, history and current issues
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core

Screening Requirements

  • Alberta Class 5 License (non-GDL),
  • satisfactory driver’s abstract and a vehicle
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Child Intervention Check

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to:

Laila Bellony

Team Lead, Housing Services

Email: lbellony@bissellcentre.org

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2022

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, Bissell Centre continues to take action to protect person served and staff. Strategies related to Bissell Centre’s response to COVID-19 are driven by the guiding principle of taking all reasonable precautions and measures to protect the health and safety of both persons served and staff. In keeping with this intentional purpose, COVID-19 full vaccination is a condition of employment for new hires, except due to legitimate, established exceptions.

Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2022

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