Housing Support Worker

  • Full Time
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • $45,900-$54,600 Canadian / Year
  • Applications have closed.

Indwell

Indwell is a Christian charity that creates affordable housing

Housing Support Worker – Full Time

Hamilton, ON- Wentworth Program

Salary: $45,900-$54,600

 

Position Description:  As the Housing Support Worker, you will promote housing stability for marginalized individuals, supporting their health, wellness, and community belonging. Promoting and demonstrating the vision, mission, and values of Indwell within the workplace and community.

What matters to you? Being in a work culture that operates out of their core values of DIGNITY, LOVE and HOPE- embracing diversity, promoting equality and inclusion. A place that sees you as a LEADER contributing your individuality to champion the vision of creating communities that TRANSFORM lives.   

About Indwell:   Founded in 1974, our Christian charity continues to thrive and grow exponentially as we serve people impacted by poverty and homelessness through our vision of HOPE and HOMES for All.   We are the fastest growing developer in Ontario creating affordable high quality efficient housing communities coupled with supportive programs to over 1200 tenants to meet their needs of health, wellness, and belonging.   To learn more, go to: indwell.ca/our-model

What our Tenants say:  

“The welcoming you get when you walk through the doors, from tenants to staff. They’re always checking on you.” 
“Living at Indwell has been teaching me to do things and taught me how to get along with better people, be better people, trust people and let people do and say what they want.” 
“An affordable rent.  It’s huge, it’s huge. It means I can eat properly. And that affects my physical and mental health, so that is huge.”    

Hours of Work:  40 hours per week. Monday-Thursday, 3pm-11pm.  Friday, 10am-6pm.  Having flexibility in scheduling to meet program needs to work a day on the weekend and/or on a statutory holiday.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Working as part of a team to provide direct and indirect support to individuals living in the residential care facility and the supported independent apartments
  • Administering medication, recording daily shift notes
  • Reinforcing residents’ life skills, spirituality, and social and community skills
  • Maintaining a healthy and safe environment
  • Orientation and training of new part-time staff
  • Following applicable regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Household duties: cooking and cleaning, other duties as assigned
     

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:  

  • Post Secondary education in psychology, social work, sociology or a related field required
    Experience working in mental health and/or affordable housing
    A warm, sensitive, and caring approach
    Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships and have a genuine interest in supporting people living with mental illness
    Work independently, have strong problem-solving skills, be flexible, organized, responsible, and take initiative
    A valid “G” class driver’s license with own vehicle

We want you to thrive: 

  • Vacation: 3 weeks paid with 8 HEAL days (sick and personal appointments) per year 
  • Benefits ($6,000/year) paid: Extended health (100% medication coverage- some exceptions may apply), dental and vision care.  Life Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Program- primary care and professional consulting services
  • Group RRSP: Indwells gives 5% of salary, you can opt in for further contributions 
  • New Staff Orientation Days   
  • Professional and Personal Development- annual Leadership Conference (themed with guest speaker) + Spiritual Ranch Retreat (reflection and recharge with various outdoor activities).  Cliffs Strengths Finder Assessment facilitated by People Developer for mentoring opportunities, Lunch and Learn Webinars, Indigenous Cultural Competency and 2SLGBTQ Awareness. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), First Aid/CPR/Naloxone, Therapeutic Relationships and Applied Suicide Intervention (ASIST) 
  • Social Events:  Indwell’s Hope and Homes Banquet yearly to celebrate the important work we do + team gatherings   

As Indwell works to support diverse tenant populations, we are seeking to create a diverse work culture that closely matches the diversity of our communities with qualified individuals who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.  Our supports, services and employment are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  And we especially invite applications from Black, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities and intersectionalities.  Indwell’s leadership are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ as reflected in Indwell’s statement of faith.  

Inspired to JOIN OUR TEAM, we invite you… 

To APPLY:  Please forward your cover letter and resume to our website: www.indwell.ca/careers. We thank all for your interest; however, only those applicants that are being considered will be notified.  

Personal information submitted will be used only for employment opportunities within Indwell in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.   

Accommodation will be provided to applicants who make their needs known in advance for the duration of the hiring process as required under Indwell’s Employment policy.