Posted Dec 5, 2022Housing First Assistant



Business: Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society
Address: Merritt, B.C.


Social Services Community Non-profit On Going Positions Administrative Caregiver


Nicola Valley Shelter and Support Society
Housing Support
Job Title: Housing First – Program Assistant

Job Type: Part-time, Term (may be extended if funding available)

Wage:  $20 -$23 depending on experience and education.

Hours: 24 hours a week.  May include weekends.

Start Date:  as soon as possible

Required skills and qualifications: 

Proven experience working with marginalized individuals including those with mental health disorders and active substance use.

Applicants should; have a sound knowledge of local resources, good communication and organizational skills, be flexible and able to multi-task, able to work independently and as a part of a team, be non-judgemental and able to meet clients where they are

Since this position requires attending clients’ homes and taking them to appointments access to a reliable vehicle is essential. Applicants must be comfortable working alone with those with mental health conditions and active substance use disorder and possess the skills and experience necessary to de-escalate difficult situations and conflicts in a calm and mature fashion.

Post-secondary education in social services or the health care field is an asset.

Working knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act is an asset.

Job Location: 2038 Nicola Ave

Job Description: 

We are seeking a reliable and forward-thinking individual, to assist in further developing the Housing First Program in Merritt and the Nicola Valley.  This individual will work in partnership with, and under the supervision of our Housing First Coordinator and directly with Housing First Clients to support them to maintain their existing housing and meet goals set in their service plan.

Duties may include:

supervision of, and assistance with, home maintenance, meal prep and shopping as well as organizational tasks.

reminders of, and accompaniment to appointments, assistance to access resources and services, and assistance to follow through with instructions given by other service providers.

Ensuring clients understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant.  Liaising with landlords when problems arise to help preserve tenancy,

Other duties as assigned by the Housing First coordinator.

To apply please your resume and cover letter to

The posting is open until a suitable candidate is hired.

Please apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to

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