Job Posting


The Link: Youth and Family Supports


Tenancy Support Mentor - Housing First

Number of Positions


Closing Date




Job Type(s)

Full-Time - 40 hours/week

Hourly Wage

Dependent on qualifications


Competency Requirements
  • Motivational interview skills;
  • Trauma informed care;
  • De-escalation and mediation techniques;
  • Understanding of the challenges/barrier the homeless population face such as mental health, addictions, limited supports;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Person-centered care and meeting people where they are at;
  • Managing difficult/crisis situations ;
  • Knowledge of legislation around housing, health and Income Assistance and benefits;
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered;
  • Willingness to obtain necessary training as per the organization’s training policy including Crisis De-escalation, NCI, Applied Suicide Intervention, Colonization Awareness, and Child Development;
  • Ability to navigate crisis and support others through stressful situations;
  • Knowledge of Strength-based philosophy and knowledge of aboriginal culture and language (preferred);
  • Knowledge and experience with diverse cultures and economic backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of community resources;
  • Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C, or willingness to obtain;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks, and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 months;
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driver’s abstract (subject to approval);
  • Access to a personal vehicle for work is required.

Essential Requirements

  • Community Support Worker diploma preferred or a combination of education and life experience;
  • Experience with one-on-one mentorship with at risk youth and demonstrate an understanding of the realities of living independently;
  • First Aid/CPR, ASIST
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge and experience with diverse cultures and economic backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of community resources;
  • Valid driver’s license and own vehicle;
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture;
  • Knowledge of Strengths based and Solution Oriented approaches;
  • Crisis intervention, harm reduction techniques and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to be flexible with schedule based on program and participant needs (days, evenings and weekends).

Anticipated Start Date


Application Process

Please email for more information about how to apply!

Additional Information

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities upon request. If you are contacted by The Link regarding a job opportunity, please know that you are welcome to request an accommodation at any point in the process. All information received regarding accommodations will be kept confidential.