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Rent Bank/Income Supports Facilitator

OCTOBER 30, 2020| INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 20-109
Position: Rent Bank/Income Supports Facilitator  – Temporary Full Time

Location:  Newton Resource Center

Hours: 35 hrs/week

We are looking for a Rent Bank/Income Support Facilitator to join our Sources Housing and Community Assistance Programs teams! This individual must be eager, motivated, and organised!

About Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

About Newton Resource Center

Housing program: Assisting homeless individuals to find safe and affordable housing and offering ongoing support (re. income supports, benefits, tenancy, other supports) to assist them to remain housed. Services include Housing First for chronically and episodically homeless individuals.

Homelessness Prevention program: Supporting individuals to maintain housing through advocacy and facilitated access to resources. Sources Rent Bank also offers micro-loans for rental and utility arrears, damage deposits, and first-month’s rent.

Ask an Advocate program: Offers on-line resources pertaining to income assistance, residential tenancy, and other income supports. Visitors to the askanadvocate.ca website can also ask questions and access training on these topics.

Advocacy: Support for matters relating to income assistance, provincial and federal disability benefits, other federal income support programs, tenancy, and debt.

Responsibilities:

  • –          Assesses and plans course of action with clients,
  • –          Facilitates accessing Rent Bank micro-loans by screening loan applicants, negotiating with landlords or other pertinent parties, processing of loan documents and determining eligibility for mirco-loans and providing information and referral for unqualified candidates, ensures all required documentation, due diligence and program requirements are met,
  • –          Provides support, information, referral, completion of forms, written communications on behalf of the client, assistance with income assistance applications and accessing other government income support programs.
  • –          Maintains and develops working relationships with government and other human serving organizations as well as maintains community relations and promotes the program as required.
  • –          Maintains complete and accurate service files, documents, statistics and database records for all project activities and meets all reporting requirements
  • –          Other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • –          Minimum 2 years post-secondary education and experience in related field (or competency demonstrated through a combination of education, training, and experience).
  • –          An awareness and understanding of poverty and homelessness related issues,
  • –          Understanding of advocacy, Provincial and Federal income supports programs and tenancy an asset,
  • –          Ability to read, understand and interpret applicable legislation and an awareness of government processes and procedures required.
  • –          Excellent interpersonal communication skills including public relations, oral and written skills,
  • –          Exercise good judgment, sensitive to a diverse client base and ability to deal tactfully with sensitive client issues; strong sense of social justice and strong desire to assist and improve the lives of marginalized people,
  • –          Self-motivated with well-developed planning, organizing, problem solving and decision making skills,
  • –          Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment– includes contributing in a cooperative way to the teamwork environment and upholding the professional code of ethics,
  • –          Excellent administrative skills including the operation of multi-line switchboard, computer, office equipment. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects,
  • –          Exceptional knowledge of community resources and internet and research skills to research services for referral,
  • –          The ability to function in independently and under pressure and effectively manage crisis, emergency situations and challenging clients,
  • –          Participation in meetings, case conferences and other events, which may involve long work days and evening or weekend work,
  • –          Must have valid BC Driver’s license and own vehicle to use for work,
  • –          May be required to work the occasional weekend or evening,
  • –          Fluency in a second language an asset,
  • –          Criminal Record check required.

START DATE: ASAP

END DATE: March 31, 2021 with possibility of extension

Closing Date: November 7, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by November 9th, 2020 or earlier

 

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Tatiana Belyaeva, Community Assistance Program Manager at tbelyaeva@sourcesbc.ca. Thank you.