Published: November 14, 2017
Job Type
A Place to Call Home Program
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Friday, November 24th, 2017


ORDER DATE..................................:      November 14, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      RESIDENTIAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        FULL-TIME, 40 HOURS/WEEK

A Wellness Centre committed to offering a continuum of holistic, traditional and contemporary healing resources within the Aboriginal community of Winnipeg is seeking a Residential Resource Specialist for their A Place to Call Home Program.

The Residential Resource Specialist works in cooperation with internal and external resources and supports to assist people who are experiencing being homeless to transition to permanent stable housing.

The individual will be able to develop and maintain relationships with individuals and systems that provide affordable housing to individuals that live on fixed incomes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Liaises with the Housing Committee for identifying and accessing housing options for Urban Aboriginal constituents.
  • Discusses and offers options in seeking housing opportunities through individual sessions in relationship to housing needs.
  • Ensures that all constituents are made aware of, kept apprised of, and receive any and all benefits and assistance as required.
  • Ensures that all constituents are made aware of various Employment and Income Assistance entitlements.
  • Maintains written and computerized records, compile reports and complete other program documentation (including case notes, statistics, letters, etc.).
  • Designs, implements and updates the Housing Plan.
  • Acts as liaison between landlords, housing authorities and program constituents
  • Contacts and negotiates with landlords as requested and/ or required
  • Pursues concepts with landlords for the creation of facilities under a variety of formats that could support any of the housing requirements of A Place to Call Home Program.
  • Assist program constituents in their attempts to repair damaged credit histories
  • Assist program constituents in completing rental applications and other necessary housing documents
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs, encourages positive plans that promote and support the A Place to Call Home Program and its constituents
  • Conducts tours of interest with constituent as well as accompanying them to viewing of potential apartments, inspections, lease-ups, etc., as needed and using personal vehicle
  • Assists in any other way that will ensure that program constituents secure safe, affordable housing
  • Assists A Place to Call Home team members at all briefings and tenant educations workshops as required
  • Compiles demographic and other information needed for various reporting purposes
  • Participates on the A Place to Call Home Committees that support housing as well as maintains solid relationships with key service providers and partners
  • Provides a community accommodation registry along with search, consultation and dispute resolution services and publications for program constituents and landlords
  • Conducts quarterly apartment inspections; documents findings on inspection form
  • Ensures smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order in each apartment
  • Secures tenant keys for tenant move in
  • Assesses accommodations for needed repairs; follows up to assure completion
  • Assists in transportation for all apartment moves
  • Assists in the cleaning of tenant apartments, as needed
  • Performs other related duties as directed


  • Post-secondary education in social services, social work, addictions, psychology, mental health or a combination of education and experience deemed acceptable by the agency
  • Career experience in social services, supported housing, or with persons with mental health issues
  • Must have clear analytical thinking, excellent interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to gain consensus and work with people representing varying interests
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks and duties with minimal supervision as well as function effectively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks concurrently within a fast-paced, high stress environment
  • Must possess a valid Manitoba Driver’s License and have a suitable vehicle for work related transportation issues.

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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