Job Title:

Case Manager – Independent Living (1 F/T)

Job Summary:

Provide services to youth aged 16-24 who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and provide assistance in attaining and maintain stable housing.  This includes prioritizing case management and planning for tenants living in the Mellard Avenue Apartments.

Cyrus Centre is a faith-based ministry of walking alongside youth with the mission of “showing the love of God to youth and families.”  Mellard Avenue Apartments is a program of Cyrus Centre that provides supportive housing to vulnerable youth aged 16-24 who require wrap-around supports.  Mellard Avenue Apartments exist to provide stable housing for vulnerable youth in Chilliwack and develop a foundation for their future success.

Reports to:  Cyrus Centre Housing Manager
Hours: Monday to Friday; 40 hours per week (evenings/weekends as necessary)
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Case management for vulnerable, homeless, and youth at-risk of homelessness who are trying to attain or maintain stable independent housing in both supportive and market homes
  • Develop Individualized Service Plans of residents of Mellard Avenue Apartments
  • Facilitate the healthy transition of clients in and out of Mellard Apartments
  • Support healthy relationships and dynamics between landlords and tenants in the community
  • Provide support for clients applying for financial assistance that will lead to housing longevity
  • Ensure that the Mellard Avenue Apartments maintain positive relationships with the neighboring community
  • Communicate, plan with, and support the Life Skills Program Facilitator
  • Communicate with, support, and provide guidance to the Program Support Workers
  • Maintain necessary client information and program stats
  • Meet regularly with the Housing Manager
  • Other duties as required
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills that allow you to work effectively with diverse individuals in a variety of capacities
  • Knowledge of youth issues and youth services within Chilliwack
  • Good time management skills
  • The ability to function independently and under pressure
Qualifications:

A diploma or bachelor’s degree in a human service (or related) field or the equivalent experience.  Previous work in a similar environment is required as well as experience using the Vulnerability Assessment Tool in assessing clients. Experience of direct program delivery to vulnerable youth with a demonstrated working knowledge of barriers for this population is essential.  Additionally, Emergency First Aid and Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training is an asset.

This position requires the successful completion of a criminal record check and a valid BC Class 5 driver’s license.

 

         

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