Bilingual VYSA Housing Support Staff

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Operation Come Home
  • Social Work
  • Counselor: Youth
  • Housing Services: Emergency Housing Worker, Host / Family Home Provider
Contract - Full Time
  • Ontario - Ottawa Area - Ottawa
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-10-082019-10-25

Please note, this position is Bilingual imperative.

This position is responsible for implementing the MCYS Housing Program at Operation Come Home.  The staff will work with high acuity clients (primarily 16 and 17 year old’s) from CAS that are exiting care and that have agreed to services on a voluntary basis (VYSA). This staff position is required to provide referrals to employment, education, mental health, addictions and other supports, daily crisis supports, skill development and assistance to youth in order for them to be successful in finding and maintaining housing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide one-on-one supports to a minimum of 15 youth per year.
  • Provide one-on-one housing search with youth to find and obtain housing.
  • Advocate for specific housing needs for youth.
  • Working in partnership with CAS and community-based Youth In Transition workers to support youth leaving care.
  • Carry a maximum caseload of 15 youth on an annual basis.
  • Participation in case planning with CAS staff and other community support staff.
  • Providing support to youth such as: budgeting; life skills; tenant skills; and financial literacy.
  • Motivate and guide youth with daily goal setting, short term and long term.
  • Promote healthy coping strategies.
  • Provide one-on-one supports with the barriers in which the youth may have (i.e.:  landlord, tenant disagreements, maintenance and repairs, bed bugs, eviction orders, attending the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal if ever needed).
  • Provide referrals, community resources and keep track of additional supports for the youth.
  • Connect youth with extra-curricular activities.
  • Assist youth in finding jobs and enrolling in school.
  • Continuing self-education and attending any workshops that are related to housing and have a clear understanding of the Residential Tenancies Act.
  • Representing OCH at meetings in the community.
  • Provide statistical reports when required.
  • Attending all weekly staff meetings.
  • Anything else that is required of you by management.


Hours of work: 8-4pm Monday-Friday and availability on weekends and evening upon request.

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