• Contract
  • Full Time
  • London, ON

Website Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.

Atlohsa Family Healing Services is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to fill the role of Housing Support Worker. The main priority of the Housing Support Worker is to help Indigenous community members integrate back into the community by living independently and by reconnecting to Indigenous Ways of Being and culture. The Housing Support Worker will work with participants and community members through an Indigenous cultural framework that will help community members achieve successful integration back into the community by implementing an Indigenized Housing First approach in alignment with the Giwetashkad Indigenous Homelessness Plan. Role and Responsibility
Using a Wholistic Indigenous-led approach to principles of Harm Reduction and Housing First, the successful applicant will offer compassionate and assertive care and support to community members who may be experiencing homelessness, social stigma, problematic mental health, trauma and substance use. The   will also employ
motivational interviewing and coaching skills to community members in the learning and achievement of activities such as budgeting, personal hygiene, chores, socialization etc. This may also include providing lay counselling and proactively intervening when crisis or conflict arises, which may include aggressive or disruptive in the moment behavior due to
substance use and or mental health issues. The Housing Support Worker will liaison with other social service agencies, record accurate and detailed shift notes and must be able to provide clear, concise objective communication regarding community members who are supported through Atlohsa’s Housing programs.

The Housing Support Worker will work to ensure that Atlohsa Family Healing Services is a safe space for all community members accessing services and programming by referring community members to more appropriate locations if the need shall arise.

Suitability
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the languages, traditional ways, history and cultures of the
Indigenous population in the London region
• Current knowledge of Indigenous community services and resources
• Understanding of Indigenous homelessness and Indigenous harm reduction
• Experience with working with marginalized individuals
• Demonstrated ability to receive training support, supervision and direction
• Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, crisis intervention, group dynamics,
community development and other innovative approaches
• Understanding of cultural safety and an awareness of its impact on practice
• Skills in conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation (to build trust and resolve disagreements)
• Excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workload
demands in fast paced environment
• Effective communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with others
in a respectful manner as defined in the Atlohsa Code of Conduct
• Current Vulnerable Sector check
• This position will include frequent travel therefore a G license and personal vehicle will be required.

EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full-Time contract position to March 31, 2022
START DATE: To be determined
CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
SALARY: Competitive compensation and benefits package based on qualifications

Individuals of Indigenous Ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply. Atlohsa supports diversity in all its various manifestations, however, preferences will be given to qualified, Indigenous applicants.

Please submit a cover letter and resume or referral to:
Atlohsa Family Healing Services Inc.
2212 Elm Ave Southwold, ON N0L 2G0
Tel No. 519-438-0068 | Fax No.: 519-438-0070 | Email: jobs@atlohsa.com