Priority Placement Coordinator

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Priority Placement Coordinator
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Job ID:  4022


Location:  VANCOUVER, BC

To be considered for this role, applications MUST be submitted online, by clicking on 'Apply' below.

  • Join one of BC’s Top Employers!
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with great employee benefits and a healthy work/life balance!

BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.


BC Housing is a provincial Crown Corporation that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province to address critical gaps across the housing continuum ranging from emergency shelter through to rent assistance in the private market and affordable home ownership.  Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.

 Our mission is making a difference in people's lives and communities through safe, affordable and quality housing.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **




Reporting to the Housing & Health Services Manager, the Priority Placement Coordinator provides assistance for women to enable them to maintain stable and affordable housing for themselves and their dependent children, within BC Housing’s Priority Placement Program. He/She/They assesses the eligibility of referrals for placement within the program, provides crisis intervention and supportive counselling and works in consultation with BC Housing staff and tenants as required to address the needs and concerns of women in social housing.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counselling, social work, adult education or other relevant field.
  • Considerable progressive experience working with diverse populations within the community, including women and children suffering from abuse and having experienced violence
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Employer.


  • Sound knowledge of the power imbalances in our society that lead to women and children being exposed to abuse or violence.
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of counselling.
  • Sound knowledge of the effect and dynamics of abuse or domestic violence.
  • Sound knowledge of the links between trauma, substance use and mental health.
  • Sound knowledge of Housing Programs and Eligibility requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of affordable housing policies, programs and planning practices.
  • Sound knowledge of community development and housing management practices.
  • Sound knowledge of budgeting principles and financial management.
  • Sound knowledge of government and community agencies and the services they provide.
  • Working Knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act and tenancy issues.
  • Working knowledge of the non-profit and co-operative housing sector.
  • Proficient in computer applications, including MS Office.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to initiate new programs, work independently, manage programs and make decisions.
  • Ability to develop and manage project plans that support departmental objectives.
  • Ability to research, interpret and apply policies, procedures, legislation, regulations and operating agreements.
  • Ability to problem solve and mediate/resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to develop partnerships with community agencies to provide a range of services and supports to vulnerable citizens and respond to community needs.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally outside of the Lower Mainland.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle at all times.
  • Criminal Record Check required.



  • Please Note: Successful applicant(s) are subject to a satisfactory criminal record search and are required to maintain Security Clearance throughout their employment.
  • Due to the nature of this role, a valid class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Due to the nature of this role, access to a reliable vehicle will be required


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

Your cover letter and resume should be submitted as one document in your profile when applying for this position. Please add your cover letter to your resume and submit both documents as your resume.

Please review the Job Description prior to applying

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As part of the application process, you will be prompted to fill out a questionnaire which must be completed in order for your application to be considered. Please allot up to 5 minutes to fill it out after submitting your resume and cover letter as one single document.

Only applications submitted using the Online Recruitment System at will be accepted

If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your expertise to engage in a meaningful and challenging work, please apply to join our team today at

At BC Housing, we're committed to providing a healthy, safe and inclusive workplace where respect and diversity are recognized assets. We invite and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, People with Disabilities and Disabled People, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all people committed to meaningful work that makes a difference.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact

We didn’t become one of BC’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Greenest Employers without a lot of thought, care and consideration for our team and environment. Our supportive and collaborative workplace balances engaging and challenging work with personal development and wellness initiatives.