Housing Support Worker 1.0 FTE

We are a group of family physicians and a variety of allied health professionals. We are committed to the betterment of individual and community health through a collaborative, multi-disciplinary primary health care team. Our mission is to improve access to comprehensive multi-disciplinary primary care with an emphasis on collaborative mental health care, focused chronic disease management programs and health promotion programs.

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity for one full-time Housing Support Worker (Social Worker) (1.0 FTE - 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