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Housing Support Worker, Justice Program

Type: Temporary contract ending June 2021 (possibility of extension)

Location: St. John’s, NL

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 4:30PM (NL)

ABOUT CMHA-NL

Canadian Mental Health Association Newfoundland and Labrador Division (CMHA-NL) is a provincial division of CMHA, the nationwide leader and champion for mental health. Our mission is to facilitate access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness. CMHA-NL’s provincial head office is in St. John’s, and we also have two regional offices located in Grand Falls-Windsor (Central) and Stephenville (Western).

ABOUT THE POSITION

Join the dynamic team of the Newfoundland and Labrador Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association – Justice Program.
Reporting to the Justice Program Manager, the successful candidate will provide housing support services to clients of the Justice Program.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Complete all supports related to housing such as housing searches, securing housing and tenancy maintenance. Building relationships with existing landlords and new landlords, providing support to individuals and landlords as necessary. Working with property management and housing systems such as NLHC, and Emergency housing. The Housing support worker will work closely with the Social Work Case Managers to ensure appropriate discharge from facilities and support individuals with housing needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

Post-Secondary degree or diploma in social sciences or human services field. Minimum two years’ experience in working with people who live with complex mental health and addiction concerns. Proven experience securing housing. Knowledge of the Residential Tenancies Act. Experience working in the mental health field with individuals experiencing mental illness/mental health concerns; excellent problem-solving skills & working knowledge of local community resources. Adaptable to working in varied environments with ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with several key stakeholders. Ability to work with minimum supervision & as part of a team. Strong communication and organizational skills. Must have valid First Aid/CPR, ASIST certification. Flexible hours (some evening and weekend, as required). Knowledge of or experience in the correctional field preferred.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are requested to email a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Office Administrator Bernice Haley at bhaley@cmhanl.ca by Wednesday, January 6, 2021, 4:30PM (NL). We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply by mail, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Justice Program Manager
CMHA-NL
603 Topsail Road
St. John’s, NL
A1E 2E1

For more information, please call 709-753-8550 ext. 101.

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