Homes First

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Respite Supervisor

Nov 27, 2018
Various Locations, Ontario

Respite Supervisor (5 Month Contract Position)

We are currently seeking three Respite Supervisors for days/afternoons and overnights.

Mission Statement: Homes First Society develops and provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options.

Submit Your Resume to:         Homes First Society, 90 Shuter St, 2nd Floor  Attention: Human Resources, Fax 416-214-1873

or via email: caroline.ferris@homesfirst.on.ca

No Phone Calls Please

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a unionized workforce within the context of the Collective Agreement.
  • Provide case management expertise and support to Shelter Staff
  • Provide brief crisis counseling, information and referrals for applicants who cannot be placed immediately
  • Develop and implement programs focused on the optimization and continuous improvement of the performances and practices
  • Manage employee performance and perform necessary administrative duties such as vacation planning, timekeeping, performance reviews, etc.
  • Implement and maintain a system for collecting relevant statistics needed for evaluations report and funding proposals
  • Manage city operated database, case management system and billing system
  • Ensure effective communications with other departments within Homes First Society as well as with external agencies
  • Prioritize and assign shift responsibilities and duties to team members
  • Develop individualized case plans with designated participants and help participants achieve their goals
  • Ensure that all documentation is completed to agency standards
  • Be able to work occasional weekends and/or evenings, when required
  • Be able to fulfill any element of Shelter Staff job description on an as needed basis
  • Be willing and able to carry 24 hour emergency pager on rotation

 Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in related field or equivalent in education and experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with people who are homeless, under-housed and dealing with addictions and mental illness
  • Demonstrated experience performing assessment, advocacy, referral and case management functions and ability to effectively prioritize work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
  • Supervisory experience in a unionized setting an asset
  • Knowledge of relevant laws, standards and guidelines; including the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Act and Residential Tenancies Act
  • Knowledge of resources and services available in the community
  • Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and organization skills
  • Certificates in First Aid, CPR, Crisis Prevention and Intervention an asset

The successful candidate will be required to work where smoking is present.

The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to Homes First Society

Homes First Society is an equal opportunity employer.

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