Year: 2019

03 Dec 2019

Community Mental Health & Housing Worker – Houselink – Deadline Dec 9th

Houselink Community Homes is a leader in the field of supportive housing and recovery for people living with Mental Illness. We have the following opening for individuals interested in joining our progressive workplace:

Community Mental Health & Housing Worker – 3 contract positions

Two Positions – Full time for six months
One position – Part time (3 days a week) for nine months

External Posting

Nature and Scope
Houselink operates within Recovery and Harm Reduction frameworks and supports diversity and anti-oppression principles in its work with members. The Community Mental Health & Housing Worker works as part of a team that provides support to people with mental health issues, addictions, and complex care needs in a supportive housing setting. Informal counselling, health promotion, practical support, community development, system advocacy and service/resource coordination are key components of the daily work.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
• Knowledge of mental health issues, addictions, complex care needs, harm reduction, homelessness, community resources
• Strong assessment (e.g. psychosocial assessment, OCAN, and safety assessment) and problem
solving skills
• Experience in addressing recovery goals based on support plans, training around activity of daily living skills and housing retention, supportive counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, networking, coordination of care and services, community development and group work, including conflict resolution and mediation
• Interpersonal and team work skills – strong verbal, written, and communication skills
• Familiarity with supportive housing, landlord and tenancy issues
• Ability to formulate client centred plans, goal setting, life skills coaching
• Experience in data management, recordkeeping and computer literacy
• Organizational and time management skills
• Commitment to recovery principles, anti-oppression and diversity

Hourly rate is $26.23. This is a bargaining unit position, the rate is as per the collective agreement.

Job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a Criminal Records Check. Houselink is committed to the hiring of staff with lived experience with mental health challenges. Therefore, the information obtained from the criminal records check will be used only for determining whether the applicant represents any potential harm to our service participants.

Please send cover letter and resume, Quoting File # CMHHW-222-19. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for in your cover letter. Deadline to apply by December 9, 2019 by 5:00 pm to:

Houselink Community Homes, Hiring Committee – 805 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M6G 1L8 Or email to

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Houselink has an equity hiring policy and is committed providing an inclusive selection process. Applications are encouraged from people with lived experience of mental health challenges and other equity seeking groups. Houselink will provide accommodation, upon request, to ensure a fair and equitable process.

Community Mental Health & Housing Worker – Houselink

02 Dec 2019

Administrative Assistant – Windmill Line Co-op – Deadline Jan 3rd

Windmill Line Co-operative Homes Inc.
Administrative Assistant

Position Type: Part Time, 24 hours                                     Date Ad Posted: December 3, 2019
Job Region: ON-Downtown Toronto                                   Application Deadline: January 3, 2020

Windmill Line Co-operative Homes, a 206 unit housing co-operative in Toronto is seeking a part-time (24 hrs/wk) Administrative Assistant. Under the supervision of the General Manager, the Administrative Assistant will provide reception duties to members/general public, administrative support to co-op staff, some clerical and financial duties and community program assistance to ensure the overall good standing of the Co-op.

Member Services
• Ensure that all member inquiries are addressed in an efficient and timely manner
• Work with manager to prepare and deliver material for board/member’s meetings
• Work with the various committees as required
• Follow the co-op policies and procedures specifically with respect to move in/outs
• Maintain internal transfer/waiting lists
• Maintain the room book log and assist members and outside parties with booking inquiries

• Direct members to the appropriate staff person
• Support all co-op staff in their daily tasks and activities
• Maintain staff calendars and weekly schedules
• Ensure that reports, minutes, agendas and other Board/member documents are circulated as required
• Set up filing systems/ensure that the filing system is up-to-date and maintained
• Allocate member parking and maintain parking records
• Handle reception and telephone duties during office hours and return telephone calls
• Take recorded telephone messages and pass them to the appropriate person
• Handle deliveries, incoming/outgoing mail and courier
• Creating/posting reports/memorandums/notices/board minutes
• Order office supplies and maintain an office supply inventory

Inquiries, Applicants and New Members
• Reply to inquiries and receive application forms
• Photocopy applications, welcome binder, by-laws for applicants or new members
• Help to organize information sessions and prepare materials for interviews
• Process applications
• Co-ordinate move-ins/move-outs
• Maintaining external waiting lists

• High school Diploma or equivalent: College degree or administrative assistant certificate preferred
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in administrative assistant services
• Previous experience working in a housing co-operative is an asset
• High Proficiency in using Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendars
• Superior written and oral communication skills
• Ability to communicate with members of diverse backgrounds and abilities
• Solid organizational and time management skills
• Experience in maintaining confidential files and basic knowledge of PIPEDA legislation

Some evening and weekend work is required.

The successful candidate will need to provide the employer with a Canadian Police Certificate for Employment.

$18.00 – $23.00 per hour (based on experience)

If you are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to no later than 5pm, January 3, 2020.
We thank all interested candidates. However, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Windmill Line Co-operative Homes is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive, barrier-free hiring processes. If contacted for an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Administrative Assistant – Windmill Line Co-op

20 Nov 2019

Chadwick Towers Co-op


532 Dawes Road, Suite 100, Toronto, ON, M4B 3L2

Contact information




Unit information

Bachelor  – $596.00 – $805.00 / mth

One Bedroom – $895.00 – $979.00 / mth

Two Bedroom – $1,154.00 – $1,250.00 / mth

Three Bedroom – $1,380.00 – $1,494.00 / mth

Four Bedroom – $1,574.00 / mth

Other Information

Chadwick Co-op is close to both Victoria Park and Main Street subway stations. Walking distance to shopping and public school. All housing charges include utilities and cable.  There is a current waiting list for parking.

Administration: Federal

No subsidy is available.