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Maintenance Manager:

Position Term: Full Time, Immediate start

The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) provides safe, healthy and affordable housing for Aboriginal people of all incomes, ages, and capabilities, managing over 200 residential units, primarily focused in Prince George on Lheidli T’enneh traditional territory. Our organization’s values reflect the traditional cultures of our diverse Aboriginal ancestry: treating all with dignity and respect; acting with integrity, honesty and transparency; and being responsible to the communities we serve. AHSPG is seeking innovative ways to sustain affordable housing, and develop an urban village towards fostering community and empowering individuals and families.

Maintenance Manager: Join us as a motivated leader to manage our residential maintenance program. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with staff, you will oversee all
maintenance, modernization, repair and renovation functions for our residential housing units throughout Prince George and northern BC, including multi-residential buildings, pending new developments, and our new office and planned urban village site.

Key Duties:

As Maintenance Manager, you will engage in a multi-faceted role which will include:
– Perform, delegate and supervise maintenance and improvements,
– Perform property inspections, and develop capital and maintenance plans,
– Maintain HVAC systems, components and controls,
– Maintain environmental safeguards and alarm systems,
– Manage contractor and materials procurement, and inventories,
– Supervise staff, including potential for janitorial and grounds maintenance

Qualifications:
– Minimum of five years relevant experience,
– Post-secondary education in a related technical field, or equivalent training and experience,
– Knowledge and experience in general renovations and repairs, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and home inspection,
– Demonstrated leadership skills (Coaching, leading, motivating a team)
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
– Effective financial management and computer skills,
– Valid BC Driver’s License and use of personal vehicle for work purposes,
– Additional competencies: Professionalism, respect, self-discovery and awareness, cultural agility, conflict resolution skills, performance and quality and client focused.

The Maintenance Manager will be required to agree to AHSPG policies, including, eg. noncompetition and conflict of interest terms. The Maintenance Manager works 35 hrs/week, with some evening and weekend requirements (on call basis). Competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with qualifications.

Qualified candidates apply with detailed cover letter and résumé to:
“Maintenance Manager Position”
Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George
1919 17th Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2L 5R2

Or email to:

Ed@ahspg.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage all qualified people to apply. Where applicants for a position are equally suitable, preference will be given to the Aboriginal applicant; please self-identify in cover letter. Posting will remain open until filled.

Deadline: February 7th, 2018

 

Indigenous Support Worker:

Position Term: Full Time, Immediate start

The Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George (AHSPG) provides safe, healthy and affordable housing for Indigenous people of all incomes, ages, and capabilities, managing over 200
units, primarily focused in urban Prince George on Lheidli T’enneh territory. Our organization’s values reflect the cultures of our diverse Indigenous ancestry: treating all with dignity and respect; acting with integrity, honesty and transparency; and being responsible to the communities we serve. AHSPG is seeking innovative ways to sustain affordable housing, and develop an urban village towards fostering community and empowering individuals and families.

The Indigenous Support Worker (ISW) is an integral part of AHSPG’s vision and services through the development and growth of a support program for tenants and applicants. The ISW will help individuals and families with housing and program, service and resource needs. Working with community service providers in the community, the ISW will help clients develop and implement
flexible, individualized, and client-centred service plans. This includes working with clients, and community partners to connect clients to services and resources, and coordinate ongoing culturally appropriate wrap around supports. The ISW is a member of the AHSPG team, operating in the community, working closely with staff, and supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities and Duties:
– Develop and carry out case assessments for existing and new client households,
– Develop case management model and specific vulnerability assessment tools.
– Establish relationships and regularly meet with community service providers and partners,
– Participate in relevant community committees (eg. HIP) to address social objectives,
– Develop and provide resources and referrals to individuals or families for available support services for Indigenous peoples and tenants served,
– Help clients set and maintain goals related to housing and service needs. Create individual service plans for clients that outline action plans for their goals. Engage with clients, providing direct support, and to secure needed services, and also liaise with property managers regarding damage deposits, setting up of utilities, signing of leases, securing household amenities, and referring to employment services as applicable.
– Expand and integrate program steps into existing organizational procedures,
– Follow up with clients at intervals to be established (eg. 3, 6, and 12 months). Gather data and diligently maintain records in prescribed form. Provide regular reports and updates on progress with participants, specific housing placements, retention, activities and outcomes.
– Indigenous Support Program planning, including reporting to funding agencies on program objectives, including but not limited to: household stability, harm reduction, wellness (criteria to be developed), and improving measures of success, towards self-determination,
– Meet with potential clients, assess and determine the appropriate response to youth or adult housing and service needs, conduct intake as necessary for housing eligibility. Administer vulnerability assessment tools. Refer clients to more appropriate services and
conduct follow ups,
– In serving waiting list and new sources of applicants, work with staff to ensure up to date community housing searches and inventory lists of available housing units for candidates. Coordinate with Property Manager to ensure housing is safe and sustainable tenancies for clients,
– Working with and mentoring staff in support program methods and procedures,
– Development of client protocols,
– Other related duties as required.

Qualifications and Skills
– Diploma or degree in human services, social work or community planning, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of vulnerable populations which may include such disciplines and fields of study as: social work, mental health, rehabilitation practitioner, nursing, or native studies,
– Minimum 2 years’ experience in case management, community outreach, mental health, addictions or housing programs in a front-line capacity meeting the needs of vulnerable populations,
– Exposure to or direct work history with principles of evidence-based practice, client centered approaches, trauma informed practice, and harm reduction models,
– Experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.

Additional Requirements:
– Must have Indigenous cultural agility and demonstrate appropriate behavioural competencies,
– Must successfully complete Criminal Record Review for work with vulnerable adults and children,
– Must sign Oath of Confidentiality,
– Primary source credential verification,
– Must have a reliable vehicle and a valid BC Class 5 driver’s licence

Competitive compensation and benefits. Location/Hours of Work: Prince George, 35 hrs/wk, some evenings and weekends (on call basis)

Qualified candidates apply with detailed cover letter and résumé to:
“Indigenous Support Worker Position”
Aboriginal Housing Society of Prince George
1919 17th Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2L 5R2

Or email to:

Ed@ahspg.ca

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We encourage all qualified people to apply. Where applicants for a position are equally suitable, preference will be given to the Indigenous applicant; please self-identify in cover letter. Posting will remain open until filled.

Deadline: February 7th, 2018