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Housing Finder - Project Home

SLCS is currently seeking a full-time Housing Finder for Project Home.  Project Home helps to serve individuals and families who are experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness.  As a member of this interdisciplinary team, you will work closely with other team members to support youth, adults and/or families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to find and maintain safe, appropriate and permanent housing.

As a Housing Finder, you will build and maintain a landlord portfolio and housing stock; you will identify housing leads, develop relationships with landlords, tap into the hidden housing market, and develop promotional materials and presentations to help educate and entice landlords and property managers to participate in helping to solve homelessness in our community. Within the role, you will be responsible for ensuring units meet bylaws and the building code act, assessing cleaning and repairs required in all units and utilization of advocacy skills in initial viewings with landlords on behalf of participants.  This role also requires preparing and maintaining statistical data, compiled on an on-going basis to assist in identifying trends and developing strategies to navigate them.  You will work with individuals from diverse populations using a trauma informed and harm reduction approach.  This role requires the candidate to be outgoing and creative in their approaches with landlords as well as thinking outside of the box, understanding the housing market issues and how to approach landlords as well as negotiation tactics.

You will be responsible for the safety and security of the individuals, co-workers and community during your employment. You will work collaboratively with other team members and community partners to complete administrative functions for the program.  This position is split between office and community, and you will be expected to regularly travel within the London community.

This position would be working Monday – Friday, between the hours of 9am – 7pm.

Required Qualifications

  • University Degree or 2 – 3-year College Diploma from an accredited institution or relevant work experience (eg. social services, real estate, property management, sales, marketing)
  • Experience in sales, marketing or real estate is beneficial to the role
  • Excellent knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act, housing first and harm reduction philosophy and the local housing market
  • Standard First Aid /CPR with AED – Level C
  • Proof of 2nd shot of COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License and access to reliable vehicle
  • Experience using HIFIS 4.0 considered an asset

What we offer:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Employer RSP contributions
  • Great Benefits at no cost to you
  • Paid Personal days
  • Yearly wage step progression
  • Professional Development funds and ongoing growth opportunities
  • A great team to work with

Candidates who are proficient in both official languages of Canada will be considered an asset

In accordance with SLCS’ policy on Police Background Checks, this position requires that the individual provide, at their own cost, a clear Police Check which includes vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

SLCS adheres to the French Language Services Act. SLCS is also committed to promoting equity and diversity in our employment practices. As well, we are an equal opportunity employer which is committed to an inclusive and barrier free workplace, in support of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should an applicant require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please inform the recruitment contact and we will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.

SLCS recognizes that a diverse workforce is imperative to realizing our vision and accomplishing our mission. As such, we strive to attract, develop, and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds to meaningfully engage and support the individuals we serve. We strongly encourage members of African, Caribbean, Black and other racialized communities, members of First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities, members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, people living with disability/disabilities, people living with chronic illnesses, members of diverse faith communities, and people with diverse lived/living experiences (including, but not limited to: with substance use, addiction, sex work, and/or incarceration) to apply. We welcome and encourage you to introduce yourself, your story and your lived/living experiences to your level of comfort in your cover letter.

Interested? We'd love to hear from you.

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