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Tenant Support Worker – Life Skills #0745 - Lookout Housing and Health Society

Province: Vancouver, British Columbia
Position: Tenant Support Worker – Life Skills #0745
Deadline: January 26, 2023
Posted: January 19, 2023

Job Description / Duties


POSITION: Tenant Support Worker – Life Skills (Grid 34) 1 Part Time – Walton Hotel, Downtown Harbourside


· Saturday and Sunday
· Shift times will be 08:00 – 16:00 Hours
· Shifts are 7.25 hours in length
· Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
· Probationary/qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews


The Tenant Support Worker (TSW) – Life Skills reports to the Site Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Housing and Health Society, including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. The TSW – Life Skills teaches and develops life skills with residents, in groups or individually. Will work with tenant to maintain and develop greater independence and stability with the goal of a healthier and more independent living arrangement.

JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

· Accompany and assist residents with shopping and community kitchen activities
· Teach hygiene and organization skills to aid tenants in room and personal cleaning
· Arrange educational or training events for residents if applicable
· Participate in tenant intake and provide support service and assessment
· Will identify challenges for tenant and develop service plans, crisis intervention, administer finances and medication
· Ensure that basic needs are met by working closely with the individual on a long-term, ongoing basis
· Complete required paperwork and maintain statistical and evaluative data
· Assist with volunteers and practicum students on site
· Some external work is likely to occur. Use of an automobile may, at times, be useful

Qualifications / Required Skills


· Related Diploma or Certificate; or minimum Grade 12 education plus two (2) years of recent related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
· Familiarity with community resources, particularly addiction, mental health, and harm reduction
· Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate
· Must have two doses of COVID 19 Vaccine
· Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
· Class 4 driver's License is an asset
· Ability to work independently or in a team setting
· Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload
· Excellent communication, writing, documentation, and organizational skills
· Ability to understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
· Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
· Quick learner and self-motivated
· Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job related equipment
· A minimum two (2) years of sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use
· Criminal Record Clearance for the Vulnerable Sector

Additional Information

Lookout Housing and Health Society is committed to empowering people from different races, gender, age, religion, identities and unique experiences. We welcome everyone from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to apply in order to foster an inclusive environment.

Salary: $26.42 (as per the Collective Agreement)

Contact Information

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line to:

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until January 26, 2023 at 5:00pm

“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9.” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.

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Employer Profile

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a charitable organization and social safety net that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income, who have few, if any, housing or support options. As the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services. We believe that helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible and independent individuals. For more information about Lookout, please visit