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December, 2018: Updated Job Posting! The K’asho Got’ine Housing Society is in search of a Housing Manager and two House Mentors. For more information, please see full job descriptions immediately below.

K’asho Got’ine Housing Society

Job Description:
Housing Manager
Fort Good Hope, NWT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Housing Manager is responsible for the coordination of case management services for residents of the K’asho Got’į̨nę̨ Housing Society’s transitional home for men, and will assist with the overall management of the K’asho Got’į̨nę̨ Housing Society (KGHS). While working directly with the residents of the transitional home, the Manager will also be responsible for KGHS’ current priority projects, the planning and implementation of a domestic violence shelter and an overnight emergency shelter as well as the continued implementation of a resident home repair loan program and material sales program. The Housing Manager will report directly to the KGHS Board of Directors until such time as a permanent Executive Director is hired, at which point the Housing Manager will report to the Executive Director. The Manager will live and work in Fort Good Hope, NWT.

 

SCOPE

The Housing Manager may be responsible for managing up to three staff members initially (two transition home Housing Mentors and one book-keeper / Executive Assistant, with the possibility of subsequent growth. Over time, it is expected that the Housing Manager would gain Management responsibility for a second shelter, with responsibilities for overall organizational administration transferring to a full-time Executive Director (within two years of start date).

In the interim, the Housing Manager will spend the majority of their time focused on client care and transition home management (~65%) but will also be the Society’s most senior staff member and therefore responsible for overall operations (35%). In this interim capacity, the Manager will act as liaison between government agencies and departments, Yamoga Land Corporation and Ne’rahten Developments, other private industry partners, beneficiaries, and any other individuals, groups or agencies that may be operating in and outside of the Fort Good Hope community.

The Housing Manager must provide financial and other records and documents to the Board of Directors, government departments, and agencies when requested. They must also ensure that all business and operations are conducted in a responsible and ethical manner.

Reporting to the K’asho Got’į̨nę̨ Housing Society President and Board of Directors, the Manager will oversee all operations of the Society. The Manager will ensure that all operations are conducted in a respectful and responsible way, ensuring that decisions and actions meet the relevant legislation, and policies and procedures. They are responsible for overseeing all financial transactions, programs and services created and implemented by the KGHS Board.

They will have a role to play in leading a strategic planning process and implementing the plan, including the development and delivery of multiple government and community funded housing programs including the creation of appropriate policies and procedures.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide coordination of case management services to men in the transitional home and additional KGHS clients as needed
  • Conduct assessments with clients to determine goals, barriers, resource needs and other factors related to case planning, referring them to community resources and, when necessary, advocating on their behalf
  • Act as a liaison between the client resident and other agencies involved in their plan of care
  • Maintain appropriate client records
  • Provide on-going monitoring and reporting of residents’ progress
  • Maintain a safe, calm and respectful living atmosphere in the men’s transition home and handle difficult situations between residents if they arise
  • Coordinate development, implementation and adaptive review of housing programs, housing policies, and operational procedures.
  • Oversee equipment and facility use and maintenance.
  • Assist with the preparation and be familiar with KGHS policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all corporate operations are conducted within relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Be responsible for meeting the terms of each of KGHS’ funding agreements including those with federal, territorial, regional, and local agencies.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget for the Society and ensure the Society’s activities are conducted within annual budgets, providing quarterly updates to the Boards and updates to funders as specified in contracts and agreements.
  • Oversee all financial operations and ensure financial statements, reports, remittances and other obligations are completed in a timely manner. Ensure internal financial controls are in place.
  • Coordinate Board of Director appointments or elections where necessary.
  • Attend all regular Society meetings and annual General Meetings of the members and prepare agenda, information, and resources for Directors and beneficiaries. Maintain and circulate minutes of Director Meetings and act as a liaison between the K’asho Got’įnę Housing Society, Yamoga Land Corporation, and Ne’rahten Developments.
  • Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement a five-year strategic plan and annual workplans.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Knowledge

Knowledge related to case work including principles of recovery in mental health and addictions, social and health resources and program delivery, human behaviour, trauma-informed practices, and working in Indigenous communities.

Knowledge of assistance programs and funding opportunities at different levels of government in the northern cultural and political climate would be an asset.

 

Education and experience

The required knowledge and skills would most commonly be attained through a university degree or diploma in social services or a related field. A graduate degree would be an asset but not required. A combination of education and experience will be considered demonstrating at least three to five years of relevant experience with increasing management responsibilities.

 

Skills

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and ability to work independently and show high aptitude for decision-making
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially for client advocacy
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize, coordinate, track and complete multiple tasks as well as adjust to changing priorities
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, including ability to protect and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behavior, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques
  • Demonstrated financial management skills with experience developing and managing large budgets.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills (written samples or exercises may be required for short-listed candidates)
  • Strong computer skills including word processing and excel. A demonstrated understanding of Sage Accounting Software will be considered an asset.
  • Ease with public speaking
  • Strong time management with experience juggling multiple demands and a high-paced, demanding work environment.

Personal Attributes

  • Be respectful, patient, and non-judgmental
  • Demonstrate dedication to the position and the community
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Experience working in small and/or isolated communities will be an asset.
  • Ideally, the candidate will be able to begin as soon as possible.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The Housing Manager may have to travel throughout the Sahtú in all weather conditions. They may have to lift, carry, and manage equipment and supplies. They may have to work odd or long hours at a time to complete special requests or projects. The Housing Manager may have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment, computers and attending meetings.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The KGHS office may be a busy facility. The Housing Manager will have to manage a number of people and projects at one time, and will need to meet the needs and requests of the transitional home residents as well as the President, Directors, and beneficiaries. This may mean working in an environment where they are frequently interrupted. The Housing Manager may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational, time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. Fort Good Hope is a community of approximately 600 people located in Northwest Territories and has fly-in only access most months of the year. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they are prepared to live in such an environment.

 

SENSORY DEMANDS

Sensory demands can include reading and use of the computer, which may cause eye strain and occasional headaches.

 

MENTAL DEMANDS

The Housing Manager may need to be aware of all Sahtú and government organizations and agencies and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. They may have to complete a number of tasks and responsibilities at one time and must be prepared to deal with emergencies and stressful situations at any time.

 

LOCAL HIRING POLICY

If minimum criteria can be met, preference will be given to Sahtú Beneficiaries firstly, residents of the Sahtú secondly, and to residents of NWT thirdly. Applicants outside the NWT will be considered if a suitable applicant is not found within the NWT.

 

SCHEDULE

This is a full-time position. Hours are from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

 

SALARY

This is a senior management position within the community. A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered and determined in relation to the successful candidate’s experience, education, and demonstrated skills.

 

APPLICATION

This position will require a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check.

Please submit cover letter and resume to James Caesar, kashohousingdirector@gmail.com. Position open until filled by the right applicant.


K’asho Got’ine Housing Society

Job Description:
House Mentor (casual, 2 positions)
Fort Good Hope, NWT

POSITION SUMMARY:

The House Mentor is responsible for helping the Housing Manager on a part-time basis. They will help with the coordination of case management services for the residents and will assist with duties for the K’asho Got’įnę Housing Society (KGHS). The House Mentor will report to the Housing Manager. The Housing Mentor will live and work in Fort Good Hope, NWT.

 

SCOPE

The House Mentor provides support, security, advocacy, information, education, and crisis intervention to the residents of the Men’s Transitional Home. The House Mentor participates as part of a team responsible for the effective functioning of the house. On both individual and group basis, the House Mentor enhances the quality of life for the men by ensuring their safety, emotional, and social needs are met. The House Mentor provides assistance to the Housing Manager and ensures also ensures that House rules are followed.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain appropriate client records
  • Provide on-going monitoring and reporting of participants’ progress
  • Maintain a calm and respectful living atmosphere in the Men’s Transition Home and handle difficult situations between residents if they arise
  • Be familiar with and follow KGHS policies and procedures
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

Knowledge

Must be familiar with the community and have experience working with delivering social services.

Knowledge related to mental health and addictions, social and health resources and program delivery, human behaviour, trauma-informed practices, and working in Indigenous communities is an asset.

 

Education and experience

A university degree or diploma in social services or a related field would be an asset but is not required. Equivalent personal and professional experience will be considered demonstrating at least three to five years of relevant experience (for example, home care).

 

Skills

  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behavior, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skill and ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize, coordinate, track and complete multiple tasks as well as adjust to changing priorities
  • High level of personal and professional integrity, including ability to protect and maintain confidentiality
  • Strong computer skills including word processing and excel.

Personal Attributes

  • Maintain standards of conduct
  • Be respectful and patient
  • Demonstrate dedication to the position and the community
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Experience working in small and/or isolated communities will be an asset.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

They may have to lift, carry, and manage equipment and supplies. They may have to work odd or long hours at a time to complete special requests or projects. The House Mentor may have to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment, computers and attending meetings.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The Men’s Transitional Home may be a busy facility. The House Mentor will need to meet the needs and requests of the transitional home residents. This may mean working in an environment where they are frequently interrupted. The House Mentor may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational, time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. Fort Good Hope is a community of approximately 600 people located in Northwest Territories and has fly-in only access most months of the year. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate that they are prepared to live in such an environment.

 

SENSORY DEMANDS

Sensory demands can include reading and use of the computer, which may cause eye strain and occasional headaches.

 

MENTAL DEMANDS

The House Mentor may need to be aware of all Sahtú and government organizations and agencies and all relevant legislation, policies and procedures. They may have to complete a number of tasks and responsibilities at one time and must be prepared to deal with emergencies and stressful situations at any time.

 

LOCAL HIRING POLICY

If minimum criteria can be met, preference will be given to Sahtú Beneficiaries firstly, residents of the Sahtú secondly, and to residents of NWT thirdly.

 

SCHEDULE

This is a casual position. Each House Mentor will work between 15 – 20 hours a week, on average. In addition, the House Mentor may be called in to work in the event that the Housing Manager is sick, on leave, or on vacation.

 

SALARY

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered and determined in relation to the successful candidate’s experience, education, and demonstrated skills.

 

APPLICATION

This position will require a vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check.

Please submit cover letter and resume to James Caesar, kashohousingdirector@gmail.com. Position open until filled by the right applicants.