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KCWA Family and Social Services is a non-profit organization established in 1985 by a group of women who were concerned with women and family issues and serves women, men, senior and youth all of them.

Houselink Community Homes is a leader in the field of supportive housing and recovery for people living with Mental Illness. We have the following opening for individuals interested in joining our progressive workplace:  

Community Mental Health & Housing Worker

One Year Full Time Contract, 4 Days Week (28 hours week)
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Nature and Scope
Houselink operates within Recovery and Harm Reduction frameworks and supports diversity and anti-oppression principles in its work with members. The Community Mental Health & Housing Worker works as part of a team that provides support to people with mental health issues, addictions, and complex care needs in a supportive housing setting. Informal counselling, health promotion, practical support, community development, system advocacy and service/resource coordination are key components of the daily work.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Knowledge of mental health issues , addictions, complex care needs, harm reduction, homelessness, community resources
  • Strong assessment (e.g. psychosocial assessment, OCAN, and safety assessment) and problem solving skills
  • Experience in addressing recovery goals based on support plans, training around activity of daily living skills and housing retention, supportive counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, networking, coordination of care and services , community development and group work, including conflict resolution and mediation 
  • Interpersonal and team work skills - strong verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with supportive housing, landlord and tenancy  issues
  • Ability to formulate client centred plans, goal setting, life skills coaching
  • Experience in data management, recordkeeping and computer literacy
  • Organizational and time management skills 
  • Commitment to recovery principles, anti-oppression and diversity


    Hourly rate is Salary Grade 9. This is a bargaining unit position, governed by the terms of the collective agreement.

    Please send cover letter and resume, Quoting File # CMHHW-222. Deadline to apply by
    June 12, 2017 by 5:00 to:

    Houselink Community Homes, Hiring Committee
    805 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 1L8
    Or email to

    No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Houselink has an equity hiring policy, is committed providing an inclusive selection process. Applications are encouraged from people with lived experience of mental health challenges and other equity seeking groups. Houselink will provide accommodation, upon request, to ensure a fair and equitable process.

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