Housing Support Worker 1.0 FTE 12 Month Contract Position

Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy.

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity for one full-time Housing Support Workers (Social Workers) (1 year contract, 37.5 hours per week) to join a compassionate, dynamic team dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals and families in Dufferin-Caledon. Come join our team - as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!

Are you …

  • Enthusiastic about supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness or insecure housing for improved access to stable housing?
  • Hopeful and committed to encouraging the strengths, skills and abilities of others?
  • Energetic, persistent, and respectful with demonstrated ability to effectively and actively engage others?
  • Experienced in advocating for and collaborating with individuals struggling with complex needs, including mental health concerns, disability, illness, trauma or addiction?
  • Flexible, dedicated, and committed to working in partnership with other community providers?
  • Knowledgeable of ‘Landlord and Tenant’ legislation, and have working understanding of social services, housing, and the legal system in Dufferin?
  • Skillful in conducting risk assessments and co-developing safety plans?
  • Able to demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, whether related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity?

We are looking for someone with …

  • A Bachelor of Social Work with 3+ years’ experience in providing case management, advocacy and/or social services or a Social Services Worker Diploma, complemented by 6+ years’ experience, may also be considered.
  • Membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
  • Demonstrated case management experience in supporting individuals with housing, financial, mental health, substance abuse, disability, or complex needs.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, utilize sound judgment, and collaborate well with others.
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR and Non-violent Crisis Intervention.
  • An Ontario Driver’s License, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.