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Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Community Relations Manager, the Housing Outreach Worker is primarily responsible for assisting residents/tenants/clients in maintaining their existing housing; assist residents of transitional housing to find their own home in the community; assist clients to access community services; implementation of programs and services for clients who are homeless or at-risk of homeless such as emergency food voucher program, winter coat exchange, etc.; promote Brantford Native Housing programs and services at local community events.


  • Post secondary education in social services AND two years’ experience working with the aboriginal community who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness;
  • Knowledge of aboriginal homelessness and the differential impacts on women with or without children;
  • Working knowledge of legislation, policies and regulations that may impact BNH;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Brantford community services;
  • Working knowledge of the criminal, youth, and family court process;
  • Ability to engage Aboriginal people who are at-risk of homelessness or who are homeless;
  • Good public relations skills, be tactful and discreet and maintain confidentiality;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills;
  • Excellent computer, communication, organizational, and time-management skills;
  • Knowledge of: aboriginal cultures, values and customs and their influence and impact on homelessness; violence against women; children witnessing violence; substance abuse, etc.
  • Solid understanding of First Nations status application processes, how to access programs and services for status First Nations people living off-reserve, as well as services for Métis, Inuit people, and non-status First Nations people.
  • Valid driver’s license, along with reliable transportation;
  • Produce an acceptable police check (CPIC);
  • Self-identifying as First Nations, Metis or Inuit preferred.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume and three references to:

Brantford Native Housing

318 Colborne Street

Brantford, ON   N3S 3M9

Attn:  Cheri Martin, Office Administrator

email: cmartin@brantfordnativehousing.com

(Deadline for Submissions: November 14, 2019 by 4:00pm)

A detailed job description can be picked up at Brantford Native Housing Office