Access & Assessment Coordinator
Access & Assessment Coordinator
The Access & Assessment Coordinator is responsible for implementing the Coordinated Access and Assessment initiative at the community level, working closely with community partners in housing the homeless, hard-to-house or those with multiple barriers in appropriate placements along the housing continuum.
The successful candidate will have the following:
- Bachelor degree in Social Work or related field
- Specialized training in psycho-social rehabilitation and Housing First principles
- Minimum 4 years progressively more complex and responsible work experience in community settings working with homeless populations or other diverse populations with complex social and or health care needs and/or behavioural issues
- Experience working with a diverse population i.e. homeless population
- Experience in delivering training programs
- Experience in working collaboratively with a variety of community stakeholders;
- Leadership experience at the community level with ability to mentor, coach and inspire staff is strongly preferred;
- Preferably experienced in providing critical event stress management defusing services to individuals following a traumatic event
- Experience with complex database structures
- Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment
- As a condition of initial and ongoing employment with BC Housing, the incumbent must maintain current registration with the appropriate professional certifying body relating to their credentials that is acceptable to the employer.
Or equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- comprehensive knowledge of the different types of mental health and/or addiction housing models
- good knowledge of BC Housing’s programs and services relating to homelessness
- good knowledge of current social issues including homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction, domestic violence, child protection and ageing
- excellent knowledge and skills in psychosocial rehabilitation and Housing First principles
- good knowledge of government and non-profit agencies in the community served, and the role of community health resources and other social services
- good knowledge of signs and symptoms of common medical and psychiatric conditions
- good knowledge of substance abuse and the different types of treatment programs for substance abuse
- ability to present program information and provide training; confident in public speaking
- excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop positive working relationships with other agencies and service providers
- excellent assessment and problem solving skills
- ability to provide consultation services, crisis intervention and initiate/coordinate referrals to external agencies for services
- demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
- demonstrated ability to prepare assessment and consultation reports within established time frames
- proven strong project management skills with ability to multi-task and set priorities within tight timelines.
- proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
- demonstrated skills in negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution skills
- intermediate level skills with computer applications and software including MS Office applications and Knowledge of complex database structures
- Requires frequent travel in the community, and also to work periodic evenings; transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the position. Valid BC Driver’s License. Overnight travel may be required periodically up island to various communities.
Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment. • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license.
How to Apply:
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies. To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process.
Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.
(When there is a pop up asking if you wish to view only secure items, press no)As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.
Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at www.bchousing.org/careers will be accepted