Housing Support Worker (Term) - Dufferin Area FHT (Orangeville)

Organization Name
Dufferin Area FHT (Orangeville)
Housing Support Worker (Term)
FTE Type
2-year contract, 37.5 hours per week

1 Elizabeth Street
Suite L-1
Orangeville ON L9W 7N7

Closing date

Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy. 

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity for two full-time Housing Support Workers (Social Workers) (2-year contract, 37.5 hours per week) to join a compassionate, dynamic team dedicated to the health and well being of individuals and families in Dufferin-Caledon. Come join their team - as together they aim to provide quality health care in a great community! 

Are you …

  • Enthusiastic about supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness or insecure housing for improved access to stable housing?
  • Hopeful and committed to encouraging the strengths, skills and abilities of others? 
  • Energetic, persistent, and respectful with demonstrated ability to effectively and actively engage others?
  • Experienced in advocating for and collaborating with individuals struggling with complex needs, including mental health concerns, disability, illness, trauma or addiction?
  • Flexible, dedicated, and committed to working in partnership with other community providers?
  • Knowledgeable of ‘Landlord and Tenant’ legislation, and have working understanding of social services, housing, and the legal system in Dufferin?
  • Skillful in conducting risk assessments and co-developing safety plans?
  • Able to demonstrate sensitivity to diversity, whether related to race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity?

They are looking for someone with …

  • A Bachelor of Social Work with at least three years experience in providing case management, advocacy and/or social services.  An applicant with a Social Services Diploma, complemented by at least six years experience, may also be considered.
  • Membership in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. 
  • Demonstrated case management experience in supporting individuals with housing, financial, mental health, substance abuse, disability, or complex needs.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, utilize sound judgment, and collaborate well with others.
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR and Non-violent Crisis Intervention.
  • An up to date Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.
  • An Ontario Driver’s License, valid insurance, and access to a reliable vehicle.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your resume to Lianne Barbour at l.barbour@dafht.ca by April 6, 2020