Competition #ISS 24-17

Dedicated to improving lives, the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) is the integrated service delivery agency providing help and support when you need it. With forward-thinking and engaged employees, we deliver Ontario Works, Social Housing, Early Learning and Child Care, and Land Ambulance to current and future clients.

We are currently seeking to hire a Regular, Full-Time Housing Solutions Coordinator to join our Integrated Social Services (ISS) team (the location is open to the district).  Our employees enjoy a healthy work environment, professional development, and an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Reporting to the Housing Solutions Manager, the Housing Solutions Coordinator is responsible for the delivery of Homelessness, and Supportive Housing programs ensuring high-quality and inclusive programming. Coordinate the planning, research, and implementation of housing solutions for the District of Kenora.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all programs meet legal requirements by monitoring compliance as recommended in the KDSB Shelter Standards document, and other relevant standards including quality assurance standards in development for various programs.
  • Ensure culturally appropriate programming and activities are developed, implemented, and offered.
  • Review the homelessness-specific policies to support Coordinated Access and By-Name List in the region.
  • Ensure all Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), local Health Unit, and Ministry policies and directives are implemented and followed.
  • Support the daily operations of Emergency Shelter operations.
  • Oversee Shelter Attendant In-Charge; this includes day-to-day operational requirements, including but not limited to orientation, assignments, performance reviews, reviewing and monitoring compliance, and providing advice and guidance.
  • Monitor kitchen safety to ensure all requirements pertaining to the food service program. Ensure allergy and food restrictions are followed purchasing and preparing healthy menu options, implementation of sanitary practices and safe food handling requirements.
  • Make recommendations that support improved outcomes for vulnerable individuals, families and communities.
  • Provide support to the Shelter Attendant In-Charge with after-hours on-call support and guidance as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Thorough knowledge of the KDSB Shelter Standards, Housing Solutions Network, Coordinated Access policies and directives, quality assurance standards, and all relevant legislation. Knowledge in financial management, human resources management, and the implementation and evaluation of program development.
  • Team building, analytical and problem solving, decision making, effective verbal and listening communications, stress management, and time management skills.
  • Sound work ethics, including being respectful, fair, consistent, compassionate, and understanding, with the ability to build self-esteem and motivate others to develop a positive working environment, that fosters cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of discretion, integrity, and professionalism in dealing with sensitive matters.
  • The ability to communicate in a second language would be considered an asset.

Qualifications will include:

  • Successful completion of a Diploma in Social Services, or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a Social Services environment.
  • A valid Ontario Class G (or equivalent) driver’s license.
  • A current First Aid, including Infant/Child CPR.
  • An up-to-date Immunization records.
  • Legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • A satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Check.

Along with an excellent benefits package and participation in the OMERS pension plan, we offer a salary ranging from $70,351.33 – $83,459.76 per annum (2023 rate, subject to change).

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume by email, referencing the competition number in the subject line, to the:

Human Resources Department
Kenora District Services Board

This posting will remain open until filled.

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While all responses are appreciated, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Confidential information provided by applicants will be used for the purpose of this competition only and will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The KDSB will make accommodations available wherever possible to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process. The KDSB is an equal opportunity employer.