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Houselink & Mainstay Community Housing

Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing is Toronto’s largest non-profit supportive housing provider. Our organization is the result of a recent amalgamation between the former Houselink Community Homes and Mainstay Housing.

As a joined organization, we currently manage nearly 60 residential locations and more than 1,100 units across the City of Toronto, serving individuals with complex mental illness and addictions. We work closely with sector partners to deliver programs and advocate for solutions that will address homelessness.

Our work is rooted in the understanding that housing is a human right and plays a vital role in health and wellbeing. We are proud to lead the affordable housing sector in building strong, inclusive communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing is a leader in the field of supportive housing and recovery for people living with Mental Illness. We have the following opening for individuals interested in joining our progressive workplace:

Community Mental Health and Housing Worker

Permanent Full Time for Housing Transitions Team

Internal / External Posting

Nature and Scope
Houselink operates within Recovery and Harm Reduction frameworks and supports diversity and anti-oppression principles in its work with members. The Community Mental Health & Housing Worker works as part of a team that provides support to people with mental health issues, addictions, and complex care needs in a supportive housing setting. Informal counselling, health promotion, practical support, community development, system advocacy and service/resource coordination are key components of the daily work.

Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Knowledge of mental health issues, addictions, complex care needs, harm reduction, homelessness, community resources
  • Strong assessment (e.g. psychosocial assessment, OCAN, and safety assessment) and problem solving skills
  • Experience in addressing recovery goals based on support plans, training around activity of daily living skills and housing retention, supportive counselling, crisis intervention, advocacy, networking, coordination of care and services, community development and group work, including conflict resolution and mediation
  • Interpersonal and team work skills – strong verbal, written, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with supportive housing, landlord and tenancy issues
  • Ability to formulate client centred plans, goal setting, life skills coaching
  • Experience in data management, recordkeeping and computer literacy
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to recovery principles, anti-oppression and diversity


Hourly rate is $27.02/hour. This is a bargaining unit position and is governed by the terms of the
Collective Agreement.

Please send cover letter and resume, Quoting File # CMHHW-222. Deadline to apply by
Oct 06, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. to:

Houselink & Mainstay Community Housing,
Hiring Committee,
805 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, ON M6G 1L8p
Or email to

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

HLMS has an equity hiring policy, is committed providing an inclusive selection process. Applications
are encouraged from people with lived experience of mental health challenges and other equity seeking groups. HLMS will provide accommodation, upon request, to ensure a fair and equitable process.

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.

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