Housing Outreach Worker
Medicine Hat Community Housing Society - Medicine Hat, AB

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The Medicine Hat Community Housing Society’s Outreach program provides a proactive resource, and exists as part of a collaborative community effort targeted at ending homelessness and increasing housing stability in our community. MHCHS is seeking a dynamic and energetic professional to work within our Outreach team, providing housing related outreach support services in the community aimed at ending homelessness.

The Outreach Worker position is responsible for delivering homeless/risk of homeless serving programs under a Housing First model, including assessing citizens’ housing and related support services needs and provision of intensive case management in a client-centered, strength-based, holistic manner. Upon determination of applicant needs, comprehensive referrals are made to the appropriate program and participant case management plans are developed to increase the likelihood of client success and future housing stability.

Key position responsibilities
Initial and ongoing service participant assessment, support, and monitoring
Intensive Case Management based on a Housing First service delivery model; focused on ensuring people are appropriately housed and increasing their ability to remain stably housed
High degree of critical thinking, and a significant amount of data analysis and reporting
Data management, participant and program outcomes reporting
Working extensively with community partners

Key Requirements
Post secondary degree in Social Work and 2-4 years relevant experience in direct client support. Combination of other relevant education and experience may be considered.
Training & experience in assessment methodologies, motivational interviewing, data analysis and evaluation, and formulation of critical summaries
Demonstrated experience utilizing a strength based, client centered approach
Ability to communicate in additional languages will be an asset
Program is very goal/outcome focused and demands collaboration with partner agencies
(**Additional requirements apply – please contact the MHCHS for a full position description)

Competition number: OP-0513
Position: Housing Outreach Worker (Level II)
Full time (37.5 hrs/wk)
Starting Salary: 22.38/hr. (Starting salary commensurate with training and experience)
Start Date: ASAP
Competition closing: May 31, 2013

If you possess the stated qualifications and want to be involved in this valuable and challenging program, please submit your resume with hand written cover letter before the closing date to: Medicine Hat Community Housing Society Attention: T. Bannow, #104, 516-3rd Street SE Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H3, or fax to 403-526-3163.


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