Alice Housing (AH) is a non-profit organization that has been providing safe housing, counselling and support for women and their children fleeing intimate partner violence since 1983. Through our multiple and award winning programs, Alice Housing enables long standing recovery, stability and the opportunity for women to reclaim their lives.
Position Title: Housing Coordinator
Status: Full time, permanent, 37.5 hours per week
The Housing Coordinator is responsible for the general maintenance and operations of all Alice Housing (AH) housing properties and reports directly to the Executive Director. The Housing Coordinator must have values and goals in line with the goals and objectives of AH. Using a feminist philosophy, the Housing Coordinator must respect the right of women to self-determination and economic and political equality in society, mindful of the need for women and children to experience both security and respect.
The primary function of the Housing Coordinator is to provide safe housing to the women and their children who come into the Alice Housing Program.
Duties of the Housing Coordinator include:
- General management of properties: property maintenance and repair, coordination of service providers, utilities management, capital inventory and lease management, expense tracking and controls, file and record keeping.
- Tenancy support: support of the tenants including successful transition in and out of Alice Housing program, acquisition of furnishings, utilities, referrals and advocacy of the clients as needed, liaison on housing related topics, security concerns.
- Community Engagement: Interfacing with other housing and community support agencies related to housing and client support including Nova Scotia Department of Community Services, Housing Nova Scotia and Metro Regional Housing etc.
- Safety Planning and Crisis Counselling: Provide crisis counselling and safety planning for women in Alice Housing program as needed.
FACTORS PRESENT IN THE POSITION – KNOWLEDGE AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED
- High level of capacity in organizational skills and tendencies.
- Must be cognizant of the issues, concerns, and struggles that are faced by women and their children experiencing family violence.
- Expected to hold in strictest confidence all clients personal information unless specifically authorized to release such information.
- Demonstrates flexibility, time management skills, and have the ability to react confidently as well as competently to any given situation.
- Adhere to professional boundaries and possess a strong work ethic.
- Must have a developed understanding of Trauma Informed Practice and actively integrate this practice into interactions with clients and fellow staff members.
- Proficiency with Windows, Google, MS Word, Internet and Email.
- A car is required for this position, along with a valid NS Driver’s License.
- Have extensive knowledge of community agencies and services available to women in Halifax Region.
- Ability to flex hours when required.
- A related university degree or administration certificate/diploma with combined training and/or human services experience.
- A minimum of 5 years of related experience.
- Prior property management experience is an asset
- Knowledge and of Residential Tenancies Act.
- Demonstrated capacity to develop and foster partnerships with outside agencies and government.
- Training in Trauma Informed Practice is an asset.
- Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR, Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Suicide Intervention (ASIST), or a commitment to secure these requirements within 3 months of being hired.
- Must provide a copy of a recent criminal records check and child abuse registry.
- Demonstrated experience working with women in crisis.
Salary Range $40,000- $47,000.
Please email your resume and cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience and proficiency in the factors listed above to Heather Byrne, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org