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Informed Response Outreach Housing Navigator - London Cares

May 05, 2019
Various Locations, Ontario

Job Posting:  Informed Response Outreach Housing Navigator - 1 FT Contract Position 

Did you know that more than 250 Londoners are homeless on any given night? 

We are London Cares, an adaptable and forward-thinking organization who believes housing is a human right.  We won’t stop until everyone in our city has safe, permanent and appropriate housing.  Using a Housing First approach, we believe homelessness is a problem that can be solved.

Join our resilient, tenacious and spirited team today and help us achieve our goal!

As a result of active participation in a successful pilot program, The Core Area Informed Response program is being continued and these are newly created, 1 year part-time contract positions with potential for renewal. 

The Co-ordinated Informed Response Program is a caring and compassionate response that aims to support individuals who are street involved, sleeping rough, and urban camping in finding safe, alternative solutions focussed on housing.

As an Outreach Housing Navigator, meeting people where they are at, you will match individuals experiencing homelessness who are sleeping rough or urban camping with appropriate, alternative housing options to best meet their housing needs. You will establish and develop relationships with landlords and property owners as partners and assist individuals with applications and linking to resource supports in order to facilitate a move quickly into housing options.  Monitoring market trends and managing and adhering to guidelines for rent support programs is a key function of this role. Strong documentation and data collection practice helps to inform our program.  If you are passionate about London becoming a community in which every person thrives, this is the perfect position for you!

Applying your passion for London becoming a community in which every person thrives,

This position is 35 hours per week and will require flexibility to work irregular hours and some weekend shifts.  Our compensation package includes a competitive wage of $24.72 hourly ($45,000 annually), health care benefits and 3 weeks of vacation.  

You will be a valuable member of our Co-ordinated Informed Response Outreach Team if you have some or all of the following:

  • Post-secondary education in social service or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience working individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Experience working with private market landlords, property managers and housing partners in London
  • Experience with the local, private housing market
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of Housing First with Support and Rapid Re-Housing principles
  • Valid G driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • First-Aid/CPR training

Join our resilient, tenacious and spirited team today and help us achieve our goal!

All of our employees must be able to provide a clear police vulnerable sector record check. 


Friday May 17th  2019


Attn: Admin -  London Cares Homeless Response Services

107-186 King Street, London, ON N6A 1C7



Please quote "Outreach Housing Navigator" in the subject line if submitting via email.


London Cares is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from Indigenous people, women, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of any required accommodations needed.


Preference will be given to candidates who are proficient in both official languages of Canada and who meet all job requirements.


Préférence sera accordée aux candidats qui sont compétents dans les deux langues officielles du Canada et qui satisfont à toutes les exigences de l'emploi.


We thank all applicants for their interest but regret only those selected for an interview will be acknowledged.


No phone calls please.


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