Indigenous Supportive Housing Service Project Lead ID: 56161

Deadline Date: 2018/09/28

Location: Thunder Bay

The ISHP Project Lead will work in partnership with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) and other stakeholders to build capacity by designing, developing, and implementing strategic goals with an emphasis of establishing an Indigenous Supportive Housing Services Program in Thunder Bay. The ISHP Project Lead will be responsible for creating all necessary operational and human resource policies and procedures, promoting and advertising the program, liaising with other service providers for coordination of services (i.e. to create partnerships, referral services), and developing training support staff.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
 401 N Cumberland Street
Start Date:
 35 per week
 50,000.00 per annum
Number of positions:
Days of work:
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
 Business, Finance and Administration, Health, Social Science, Education, Government Service and Religion, Other
 1. Project Management:
a.  Lead the planning, design and development of an Indigenous Supportive Housing Services Program Housing Support Services Program.
b.  Ensure that partnerships are maintained with relevant up-to-date contact information.
c.  Coordinate meeting with members of the local housing support systems and other relevant community members to assist with education and logistics in the development of the ISHP services.
d. Maintain documentation, records according to the project's contribution agreement.
e. Develop a comprehensive business plan that reflects the Indigenous Supportive Housing Services Program's projected levels of activity and funding, and ensure it is consistent with the funder's guidelines, and that meets project mandate and mandates of partners (i.e. Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services).
2. Project Administration:
a. Maintain documentation, records, and systems that are essential components of good project management, which demonstrate the program is will be delivered according to proposed work mandate and work plan.
b. Develop system to determine eligibility for ISHP services.
c. Develop participant files that reflect assessment, services and outcomes.
d. Develop intake and tenant file systems that track and evaluate participation and progress in the program, as appropriate for the Indigenous Supportive Housing Services Program's mandate.
e. Develop a Tenant Support Plan that:
- Gathers information in a tenant profile;
- identifies necessary referrals; o details the training to be provided to enable tenants to achieve their short-term goals;
- indicates dates and establishes time lines for tenant plan activities as per program funding requirements.
f. Submit written reports to the Executive Director / Director of Operations outlining programming activities, committee work, participation in Friendship Centre activities, and any other reports as required.
g. Participate in case audits, compliance audits, program evaluations and any other specially designed processes that may be undertaken to assess the effectiveness of the Indigenous Supportive Housing Program.
h. Collaborate with other Housing Support Service providers in the implementation of the project (referral protocols, common assessment, and outreach strategy).
i. Respond to correspondence and information requests as required.
j. Complete internal day-to-day administrative tasks (i.e. time sheets, cheque requisitions, mileage logs, expense reports, etc.)
3. Public Relations / Community Development & Outreach:
a. Work in partnership with Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) and the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) in fulfilling the goals of the ISHP project.
b. Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with Elders, community services, groups, agencies, etc.
c. Network with housing stakeholders and committees.
d. Attend relevant meetings, conferences or workshops as a representative of TBIFC as the ISHP Project Lead.
e. Promote the development of the Indigenous Supportive Housing Program and related housing and social advocacy activities, and other initiatives provided by the TBIFC.
f. Promote Indigenous culture-based healing.
g. Respond to general enquiries regarding the Indigenous Supportive Housing Program's purpose, processes and procedures and/or any other information being requested.
h. Research appropriate agencies for relevant referrals, resources and available community programs.
i. Network and liaise with other TBIFC programs, community agencies, funding sources, etc.
j. Develop promotional material that advertises and creates awareness.
k. Explore funding opportunities and opportunity for partnership development to engage in a process of statistical gathering, analysis, and evaluation of the Indigenous Supportive Housing Program.
l. Participate as a resource person at training sessions, committee meetings, etc., to ensure that information on culture, needs, concerns and aspirations of Indigenous tenants are expressed.
m. Ensure the development of protocols and referral agreements appropriate to meet the needs of Indigenous tenants in the community.
4. Training & Professional Development:
a. Participate in relevant conferences, training workshops and related courses and meetings for professional development as required or directed.
b. Keep apprised of relevant legislation or policy changes in relation to the housing and social services fields.
c. Identify, recommend, and support training needs to assist the community in developing Indigenous Supportive Housing Program goals.
d. Identify gaps and needs to deliver educational workshops and presentations to better support the goals of the ISHP project.
e. Identify professional development / training needs and brings to the attention of the Executive Director / Director of Operations for approval.
5. Health & Safety:
a. Observe health, fire and safety regulations; uphold legislated health and safety standards.
b. Ensure that the Health and Safety policies incorporated into daily working practices are adhered to.
6. General Duties:
a. Perform other duties relevant to the program as assigned by the Executive Director / Director of Operations.
b. Observe and uphold the policies, procedures, and practices of the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.
c. Maintain and secure facilities and equipment and ensure tangible resources are secured in a locked filing cabinet on a daily basis.
d. Notify the Executive Director or designate immediately of any difficulties including crisis or any other issues that may affect the ongoing delivery of the project.
1. Preferred Degree in Business Administration and/or a minimum of 5 years work experience in project management.
2. Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines.
3. Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management.
4. Knowledge of Indigenous culture and experience working with Indigenous persons.
5. Knowledge of community service delivery and administration.
6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office including database applications.
8. Ability to manage multiple priorities under pressure.
9. Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
10. Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team oriented setting.
11. Ability to meet deadlines.
12. Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and/or weekends.
13. A clear criminal reference check (CPIC) and Vulnerable Sector Clearance will be a condition of employment.
14. Must have a valid Ontario driver's license and reliable transportation.
 The Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
Closing Date/Apply by:
How To Apply:
  Please submit cover letter and resume with three (3) references to the attention of the Hiring Committee

Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Hiring Committee
Position Title:
Company Name:
 Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre
 401 N Cumberland Street
 Thunder Bay
Postal Code:
 P7A 4P7
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