Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Housing Support Coordinator (0.8 FTE)

We are seeking an individual who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) to assist Kilala Lelum Health and Wellness Cooperative in the role of Housing Support Coordinator. Our Elder-guided, multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers, allied health professionals, and community members provides health care and harm reduction services through a culturally-safe, trauma-informed, and decolonizing approach. Please see https://kilalalelum.ca for more details. 

The Social Navigation team is comprised of Social Navigators (our reimagined version of Social Workers) who provide care and support to members (patients) and families who are adversely affected by the social determinants of health and who experience health challenges including chronic disease, substance use, and mental illness. The Social Navigation team has secured ongoing funding to provide housing-focused support and resources (funds available for members) to address houselessness and housing insecurity. The Housing Support Coordinator is positioned to support the implementation of these services.

Job Summary:

The Housing Support Coordinator (0.8 FTE) will work closely with Social Navigators to provide housing support services to members living in the DTES. The Housing Coordinator role is integral in that it helps establish therapeutic relationships with folks in the DTES in order to improve access to cultural connections and healthcare services.

The Housing Support Coordinator will work with the Social Navigators to develop and implement Housing Plans, which may include: helping to organize members’ moves; supporting members to set up a new home (ex: acquiring furniture and household items); supporting members to develop housing-related skills (ex: cleaning); and supporting members to prevent loss of housing (ex: pest control, neighbour/landlord relations, reducing belongings, liaising and advocating with building staff). The Housing Support Coordinator will document their work in OSCAR EMR (Electronic Medical Records), track relevant stats related to grant funding, provide verbal reports on observations to the Social Navigation team, and conduct outreach and follow-up check-ins.


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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Allied Health Lead and will receive support from the Social Navigation team, the HR and Admin Lead, and the Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send your resume AND cover letter to [email protected]. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Your cover letter should outline your interest in the role, how your background and experience meet the requirements, and what makes you a good fit for the role. Applications will be assessed and interviews scheduled until the position is filled.