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Supportive Housing Worker - Cota

Sep 21, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Summer, Internship, Work While Studying, Co-op



Bargaining Unit Position
One (1) Permanent Part-Time

15 hours per week
Every Sunday/Monday, 9am to 5pm

Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will work enthusiastically to deliver recovery oriented, client and family centered and comprehensive services that meet client needs, ensure client safety and work within a quality improvement framework to identify opportunities for enhancing quality and quantitative outcomes of the services. Client and family centered care is guiding principle at Cota that helps improve decision making processes, health outcome and client experiences. The successful individual will embed this guiding principle into their work.

About the Position:

We require an experienced Supportive Housing Worker to work as a team member in our Adams House program. Adams House is a supportive housing program that provides rent-subsidized accommodation and support for 20 men and 6 women living with mental health challenges. Each tenant has his or her own bedroom and shares a bathroom and kitchenette with two or three other tenants. Supportive Housing Workers support tenants to maintain their housing, develop independent living skills, achieve mental health stability and pursue personal recovery.

 The successful candidate requires:

  • A minimum of a Community College Diploma in a field relevant to the target population. Higher level post-secondary education will be considered an asset
  • A minimum of 2 years direct or transferable experience suitable to working effectively with the relevant target population
  • Dual diagnosis experience and/or education will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of community resources relevant to the target population being served and/or demonstrated ability to search for applicable resources/information
  • Ability to design and implement group activities and facilitate group meetings
  • Good crisis management and dispute resolution skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Basic computer literacy (Word, E-mail, Internet)
  • Experience in community mental health and/or in supportive housing settings
  • Basic understanding of different psychiatric conditions
  • Experience with the development of tenant recovery plans
  • Experience working with developmentally delayed or addiction is preferable

To Apply:

Please forward a cover letter and your current resume on or before August 5, 2020 by 4:00pm to Human Resources via e-mail: and reference Job Posting #259.

Posting ad date is July 22, 2020; the posting will remain open until successfully filled.

If you have any requirements for accommodation due to disability, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to best meet your needs as per resources available to us.

Cota is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We request no emails, faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please. Cota encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.)

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