Supported Housing Manager

  • Engaged HR Inc.
  • Smithers, BC, Canada
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full time Management Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA) is a non-profit organization that has several branches in the community. SCSA provides services for people with developmental disabilities, parenting programs, youth programs, public transit systems, and family housing sponsored by BC Housing.

Goodacre Place is a 22-unit supported housing project belonging to the SCSA that offers long-term tenancies and short-term emergency stays for people who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Goodacre Place focuses on people as individuals and provides them with a range of services along with the opportunity to build resilience and self-sufficiency.


About the Role:

SCSA is searching for a Supported Housing Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations of Goodacre Place to ensure the effective and efficient provision of safe, accessible, and affordable rental housing for people who are experiencing homelessness and addiction.


The Supported Housing Manager oversees the staff, the participants and the building, and:

  • Hires, trains, supports, and empowers a team of colleagues to provide a range of participant-focused services that support and care for people living at Goodacre Place
  • Works closely and proactively with participants to address environmental, property and tenancy issues to ensure participants are able to maintain their tenancies
  • Ensures the property is well managed and the environment is well maintained
  • Develops local knowledge of the community and neighbourhood in which Goodacre Place operates
  • Establishes relationships and partnerships with external organizations to meet the needs of participants and the community


What you will need:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in a similar position, dealing with vulnerable individuals, or a combination of relevant training/education. An educational background in social work is advantageous
  • Relevant training and experience in dealing with individuals engaged in the use of different substances and individuals facing mental health challenges
  • Knowledge of the complexities involved in homelessness and housing
  • Experience in program development and evaluation
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to indigenous culture is an asset
  • Proven administrative, leadership and management skills
  • The ability to handle potentially stressful situations in a calm and poised manner


If this sounds like a position that you would be interested in, please apply with a resume and cover letter outlining why you would be a good fit for the role to by the end of day on January 27, 2022.


We look forward to hearing from you!