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Housing Support Facilitator

Home Stay Prevention Program

Full -Time (37.5 hours/week) 

“Aspen partners in community with youth, families and communities to unlock potential and transform lives.   We are about People First, Community Always.”

OUR OPPORTUNITY

Aspen is an innovative, community-driven social service agency helping Calgarians since 1984 with a vision of hopeful, connected & sustainable livelihoods for all. Aspen supports a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We strive to help people build on their core strengths and connect with communities that are meaningful to them. With the support of our funders, partners, government, sponsors and donors, Aspen is breaking the cycle of poverty by helping people create better lives. 

With the vision that “Together, we will lead the way as agents for action and sustainable change”, Aspen Family & Community Network Society has an exciting opportunity for a Housing Support Facilitator within the Home Stay Prevention Program. The program is an initiative designed to offer short term prevention strategies and/or case management support to families who are at imminent risk of homelessness to ensure families are able to maintain stable and appropriate housing. The project plays a key role in Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and concentrates on the preventative strategies and goals outlined within the plan.  The Housing Support Facilitator is responsible for leading the intake and assessment of families’ needs, existing risk factors and barriers; as well as ongoing strategies for best fit interventions and supports.  The position involves both outreach and community based supports to assist families in building their capacity and sustainability.  Hours of work are typically Monday through Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) with flexibility to allow for some evening work.

RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES

The key responsibilities and accountabilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide short term support to families and tailor services for goal attainment related to maintaining housing and asset development
  • Evaluate and document progress in collaboration with families using outcomes measures
  • Connect and support families in accessing appropriate resources
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and larger systems to assist families in maintaining housing
  • Create and support collaborative service and discharge plans for families
  • Maintain accurate client records consistent with Aspen policies & procedures. 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

This role requires our ideal candidate to possess at minimum the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services Field (equivalencies also considered)

  • Experience working with individuals, families, and teams from a strength based approach

  • Ability to manage a fast-paced work environment

  • Knowledge and experience with outcome measurement a definite asset

  • Skills in advocacy, systems navigation, knowledge of local resources 

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle with appropriate insurance 

    Prerequisites:

  • Current Police Check, Intervention Record Check, Driver’s Abstract (at time of hire)

  • Suicide Intervention and First Aid

     

    Closing Date:  August 15, 2017

    Salary:            $43,380 per annum

    To Apply:       Interested and qualified applicants are asked to email a resume and letter of interest to careers@aspenfamily.org.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however, only those who most closely match Aspen’s requirements will be contacted.

For more information on Aspen Family Services and Community Network please visit our company website: www.aspenfamily.org

This job advertisement is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.