Category: Job Opportunities

17 Apr 2019

Manager of Property Services – Houselink – Deadline Apr 30th

Houselink Community Homes is a leader in the field of supportive housing and recovery for people living with serious mental health challenges. Houselink houses approximately 500 Torontonians, owning 22 properties and head leasing 126 units in over 20 locations across Toronto. It is looking for a dynamic, value driven individual, with a proven track record to manage its housing portfolio and oversee its maintenance program.

MANAGER OF PROPERTY SERVICES

Has the responsibility for strategic oversight of Houselink’s housing and rental portfolio and the day-to-day maintenance operations. The Manager is responsible for making critical decisions regarding the operations of the housing portfolio, including, but not limited to, capital planning, risk management, budgeting, legislative compliance, implementing and overseeing organizational structures, processes, and procedures. This could include buildings in which Houselink is contracted to be the property manager. The Manager provides strategic analysis and reporting to the Executive Director.

As part of the senior management team, this position provides leadership within the organization and is accountable for the promotion and consistent application of Houselink’s policies and practices to ensure the areas of responsibility adhere to and promote the mission and principles of the organization.

The position leads the Property Services Team, works across all departments, and establishes partnerships and vendor relationships to ensure the delivery of appropriate maintenance services so that the owned buildings and leased units are in good working order.

Skills, Knowledge and Education Required
• 10 plus years of combined working experience and/or formal education in building and maintenance management
• A minimum 5 years experience in supervising, directing and evaluating staff, ideally within a unionized setting
• Experience in non-profit housing is an asset
• Working knowledge of relevant legislations, regulations such as Occupational Health
& Safety, Landlord and Tenant Act, Fire Code, Building Code, AODA, etc.
• Comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of building life cycle management and capital reserve planning
• Ability to read architectural drawings and specifications
• Demonstrated project management skills
• Ability to develop work plans and conduct program evaluations
• Competent in using Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience in managing maintenance databases.
• Financial and budgeting experience
• Experience in the procurement process including negotiating, tendering and vendor management
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders including marginalized groups; both verbally
and in writing
• Strong integrity, analytical thinker, highly organized with attention to detail
• Values aligned with Houselink’s mission and purpose including anti-oppression, eviction prevention and mental health recovery
• Class ‘G’ license required

To learn more about Houselink, visit “Who We Are” at www.houselink.on.ca.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please forward your cover letter/email, resume, to Houselink Community Homes at info@houselink.on.ca by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, noting Manager of Property Services in the subject line.

The salary range for this position is $72,818 to $79,316. The starting salary for the successful candidate will be commensurate with his/her qualifications.

For more information about this position, see the complete job description at: http://www.houselink.on.ca/get-involved/careers-at-houselink/

Houselink Community Homes, Hiring Committee
805 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6G 1L8

No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Accommodation
Houselink Community Homes is an equal opportunity employer and strives to ensure that its hiring process meets the needs of all persons with disabilities. As such, Houselink Community Homes will provide reasonable accommodation for any applicant, as requested during the hiring process.

Employment Equity
Houselink Community Homes will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

Criminal Reference Checks
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.

For a copy of Houselink’s Accommodation Policy, Equity Policy or Criminal Records Check or to request an accommodation during the recruitment process please contact Manager of Human Resources and Administration at colleenva@houselink.on.ca.

Manager of Property Services – Houselink

15 Apr 2019

Maintenance Worker – Marine Heights Co-op – Deadline Apr 29th

JOB TITLE: Part-time Maintenance Worker

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Part-time Maintenance Worker performs maintenance and repairs related to member units, common areas, grounds and equipment, in one or more areas such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry in a timely and efficient manner.

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Co-ordinator

WORK WEEK: Minimum 21 hours a week with ½ hour lunch break

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The routine maintenance requirements listed would depend on Work Orders issued by the Administrative Manager and assigned by the Maintenance Co-ordinator unless otherwise stated.

Heating Systems:
• Monthly lubrication of circulating pumps
• Bleed radiators
• Lack of heat

Plumbing:
• Replacement of washers and tap stems
• Clear blockages in pipes
• Repairs to P-traps and J bends in pipes
• Repair/replacement of flappers/flanges and toilet tanks

Carpentry:
• Replace/repair door closures, door frames and trim
• Install doors in units
• Install drywall and perform plaster repairs
• Install ceramic tiles in tub enclosures
• Install vinyl tile and/or linoleum in kitchens and bathrooms:

Appliances:
• Ensure all vents in laundry rooms to outside are clear of debris on a monthly basis
• Alert Maintenance Co-ordinator if a service person is required for appliances

Electrical:
• Install exit lights, common area lights, exterior lights (photocell and regular light bulbs)?
• Inspect any deficiencies reported with breaker panels

Miscellaneous:
• Maintain all equipment and tools in good working order and keep workshops organized
• Must have his/her own basic tools for use during work order assignments
• Report promptly any deficiencies noted on Co-op property
• Assist trades persons and contractors by answering questions or allowing entry
• Sweep garages as needed
• Report any problems with garage doors, garage signal hoses and garage exhaust fans to the Maintenance Co-ordinator
• Install locks to unit doors as required and order keys to be cut
• Update Maintenance Co-ordinator daily on status of assigned work orders
• Assist with snow removal during emergencies if required
• Assist in the inspection of all fire safety equipment as required by the Ontario Fire Code

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
• High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) or equivalent combination of work experience and education
• 1 year of related employment in the building maintenance

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of manual and electrical hand tools
• Must be punctual and reliable
• Must have good manners and patience in dealing with people
• Must be bondable
• Able to complete assigned duties with minimum supervision in a timely, efficient and detailed manner
• Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to lift and stack objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and frequently exert 10 to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects
• Work involves frequent periods of standing and walking, which may include climbing ladders and staircases
• Work involves stooping, kneeling, crouching, twisting/turning and reaching; bending at the waist. Indoor/outdoor work environment with exposure to weather extremes

How to apply:
Submit your resume and covering letter by fax – 416-266-7501 or email –marineheightscoop@bellnet.ca
Deadline: April 29, 2019
Start Date: To be negotiated with successful applicant
We thank all applicants. However, only applicants selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.

Maintenance Worker – Marine Heights Co-op

15 Apr 2019

Co-op Housing Member Services Co-ordinator – Homestarts – Deadline May 10th

Co-op Housing Member Services Coordinator – Toronto

Homestarts Incorporated is looking for Co-ordinator(s) to manage the day-to-day tasks at Co-operative Housing properties in Toronto. The position could be full-time (5 days/37.5 hours per week) or part-time (3 days/22.5 hours per week). Occasional evening or weekend work will be required in either position to attend Board, Committee and Members meetings.

Education required
• University degree or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

Experience required
• Minimum three years’ experience in non-profit or co-op housing, social services or related field
• Extensive customer service
• Previous experience working with a volunteer board of directors
• Proven ability to handle challenging situations and multiple priorities

The successful applicant will be
• able to work independently, while working within a team
• effective at prioritizing tasks and handling stress in an extremely busy environment
• proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; familiar with NewViews / NVNPH, HMWorx
• knowledgeable about housing policy and the associated regulatory environment

Someone with no experience in co-op or non-profit housing may be considered provided they have the relevant, transferable skills and a compatible work/educational background, including working with a volunteer board of directors, ability to manage multiple priorities, etc.

Homestarts provides a comprehensive compensation package, tiered to reflect length of employment, including group benefits after 3 months, 3 weeks’ vacation to start and RRSP contribution after 1 year.

Homestarts is a non-profit company with a volunteer board of directors which strongly believes in promoting from within.

Homestarts is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.

WE THANK ALL APPLICANTS, HOWEVER, ONLY THOSE CHOSEN FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by email only to: hr@homestarts.org

Please note the job location (Toronto) and specify full-time or part-time, in your subject line

Application Deadline: May 10, 2019

Co-op Housing Member Services Co-ordinator – Homestarts

08 Apr 2019

Bookkeeper – Hazelburn Co-op – Deadline Apr 22nd

Bookkeeper

Hazelburn Cooperative Homes of Toronto

This position will report to the Property Manager on site.

Job summary: The bookkeeper is responsible for financial record keeping for Hazelburn Co-op in coordination with the Manager. This position is part-time working 15 hours per week. Salary range $22 to $27 per hour; after 3 months probation benefits and RRSP contribution.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly financial statements with notes and meet with Treasurer on a regular basis
  • Attend board meeting when necessary
  • Process cheque requisitions and invoices to create payment via paper cheques or electronic fund transfer
  • Recording the expenses and payments
  • Track automatic debits
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation and electronic transfer review
  • Run payroll; bi-weekly and monthly
  • Make remittances to Canada revenue agency
  • Make remittances to Worker Safety Insurance board
  • Prepare Record of Employment (ROE) forms as necessary
  • Prepare for audit field work and post Auditor’s adjusting entries
  • Preparation of annual budget and into the books
  • Prepare T4’s
  • Work within the policies, procedures and regulations as required by the co-op and under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years Bookkeeping/accounting experience, including knowledge of not-for profit organization and framework
  • Knowledge of MS Excel
  • Advanced knowledge of NewViews would be an asset
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and organize workflow to meet deadlines
  • High level of attention to detail and focus on accuracy
  • Must be bondable

Please send resume to hazelburnhiring@gmail.com by April 22, 2019 at 5:00pm

Bookkeeper – Hazelburn Co-op

08 Apr 2019

Administrative Support Worker – Jane/Finch Centre – Deadline Apr 22nd

Administrative Support Worker
EarlyON Program
21 hours per week, Part-time, Non-unionized position
Internal/External Posting

Jane/Finch Centre is a community based organization driven by passion, innovation and a strong commitment to social justice, community engagement and collaboration. Our vision is a healthy Jane Finch community – strong, inclusive, socially and politically active through diversity, opportunity and participation.

The Family and Child department supports families with young children ages 0-12. There are two major services:

EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a place for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and children six years of age and younger to play and learn together. Our Centres are open to all families in Ontario. They’re welcoming places that offer a range of services.

The Giving Leaders Opportunities for Wonder (GLOW) program provides opportunities for children from 6 to 12 years old to participate in academic, social, and recreational activities. We offer a safe and welcoming environment open to children in the Jane and Finch area, to play, relax and interact with peers.

The Position:
The Jane/Finch Centre is currently hiring an Administrative Support Worker who is responsible for completing a variety of administrative tasks to support the day-to-day functioning of the EarlyON Child and Family Centre. This is an 8 month contract position for 21 hours per week, not including lunch break at a rate of $25.80 per hour. The regular hours of work will be scheduled as decided by program requirements during our hours of operation which are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm, including Saturdays. The position will be located within any of JFC’s locations based on community and program requirements.

Accountability:
Reports to the Manager, Family and Child Programs and provides direct supervision of students and volunteers.

General Responsibilities:
The Administrative Support Worker is responsible for completing a variety of administrative tasks to support the day-to-day functioning of the EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

Specific Responsibilities:
a) Reception Duties 10%
• Respond to inquiries made in-person, by phone, by mail or email and make appropriate referrals both within and outside of the EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
• Perform specific clerical functions (e.g. photocopying, preparing materials for Parent Advisory Committee, etc.).
b) Data management 40%
• File all correspondence for the EarlyON Child and Family Centre.
• Set up and maintain a comprehensive filing system for the department.
• Update information in the files as needed.
• Manage participants’ registration and attendance through the Salesforce Database.
• Train staff in data management processes.
c) Program Administrative Support 30%
• Create the monthly attendance sheets for the Centre.
• Create and maintain spreadsheet of employee certifications and expiry dates.
• Maintain inventory of supplies and coordinate purchases.
• Prepare monthly staff schedule.
• Create agenda documents and take minutes at staff meetings.
• Ensure program information on the JFC website is updated and maintained in consultation with the manager.
d) Volunteer Management 15%
• Liaison with colleges and universities to attract new students.
• Coordinate and facilitate the EarlyON orientation for new students/ volunteers (e.g. intake and registration, review timesheets and track hours).
e) Miscellaneous 5%
• Willing to perform other duties, if required, to ensure a safe, healthy, nurturing environment for children and families.

Qualifications\Experience and Skills:
• Demonstrated knowledge of data management systems and processes (e.g. Salesforce).
• Demonstrated cultural competence and experience working with a diversity of communities/cultures.
• Proven commitment to organizational principles of anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and community development.
• Experience working in a unionized environment an asset.
• Verbal and written fluency in a second language as represented in the Jane/Finch community an asset.

Education and Certifications:
• The minimum level of education preferred is a College Diploma in Business Administration or equivalent years’ experience in the administrative field.
• A satisfactory police check is required upon employment.

Please submit resumes and cover letters as one attachment to racheall@janefinchcentre.org. Resumes should be received no later than midnight Monday, April 22, 2019 and should reference “EarlyON ASW” in the subject line.

We provide accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

APPLICANTS FROM INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND OTHER EQUITY-SEEKING GROUPS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Administrative Support Worker – Jane/Finch Centre