Reaching Home Homelessness Coordinator (Full Time)


Aboriginal Community Services Society


PRACSS is the Community Entity to administer the Federal Government’s Aboriginal Homelessness Project to the urban Aboriginal population in the City of Prince Rupert. PRACSS will work with the PRCAB to ensure Aboriginal homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless are adequately supported through quality and culturally appropriate programs and services that align with Reaching Home eligible activities and address Prince Rupert’s established Reaching Home priorities. The Reaching Home Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for


  • Providing presentations to the Community Advisory Board (CAB) as necessary related to the Homelessness Project Strategy (HPS).
  • Soliciting applications by advertising a Request for Proposals, including priorities and deadlines, and where to pick up complete packages.
  • Receiving and initial screening of applications.
  • Meeting with CAB members on project recommendations/priorities.
  • Ensuring CAB members who make recommendations on projects are not in conflict; if they are address it with the agency.
  • Approving projects in consultation with the Society that are recommended by the CAB and making final funding decision in accordance with program terms and conditions, operational guidelines.
  • Contracting sub-project funding recipients.
  • Financial and activity monitoring of all sub-project agreements under the HPS.
  • Facilitating service delivery coordination.
  • Reporting to the Government of Canada activities and financial disbursements.
  • Supporting sub-project agreement holders to complete results reporting.
  • Ensuring the participation and representation of Aboriginal organizations in the planning and implementation of the Community Needs and Priorities.
  • Submitting an annual Work Plan.
  • Developing a monitoring strategy.
  • Monitoring sub-projects for compliance on results that include on-site visits, telephone calls and mail correspondence.
  • If an overpayment is established between the Community Entity (PRACSS) and a sub-project agreement holder, establishing and recovering the overpayment.
  • Updating and revising the annual work plan and submitting revisions to Canada in a timely manner for approval
  • Participating in evaluation undertaken by the Federal Government as required
  • Supporting the work of the Prince Rupert CAB on Homelessness and keeping the CAB informed of the status of the individual sub-projects and other activities related to the prevention and reduction of homelessness.

Background and Experience:

  • Experience in a non-profit setting is beneficial.
  • Solid connection /knowledge of not for profit sector in Prince Rupert
  • Solid knowledge of not for profit organizations, operations and services, especially in the area of social programming delivery related to housing, homelessness, employment services, mental health and addictions.
  • Related experience including government project delivery, community development, project monitoring, and evaluation reporting.
  • Working knowledge of legislation, local government, Service Canada (particularly Reaching Home Program).
  • Organizational and analytical skills, sound judgement.
  • Effective time management skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to connect resources and people, foresee issues and provide solutions.
  • Knowledge and application of Program Management techniques, principles in planning, budgeting, evaluating and delivering effective programs.
  • Above average computer skills, in particular, Word, Excel, data processing programs

Cultural Sensitivity training would be an asset (training will be provided upon employment

How to Apply

Please forward your application and resume to April McLean-Collart

or Derry Bott,  dhbott@citywest.caNo phone calls please.