The Cota Team

Cota provides opportunities for you to develop a satisfying career through meaningful work and a competitive total rewards package. If you want to make an impact and be part of a supportive, high performing environment, consider growing your career at Cota.

Cota staff at our admin office location

Rewarding Work

A career with Cota is rewarding because of the impact of our work on our clients and their families. We provide hope to thousands of clients and their families by supporting people with mental health challenges and cognitive impairments. Employees collaborate with clients and their support systems, using a recovery-based approach to help clients define and pursue goals that they self-define as important to them.

Cota staff running a social group with clients

Culture and Work Environment:

Cota offers a very supportive and inclusive work environment, where our values permeate the way we operate from day to day. Cota is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, click here.

Cota staff in our Boarding Home program

Compensation:

Our salaries are competitive, but beyond that, there are many other benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's life. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below. *Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

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*Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available upon request.

JOB POSTING #245

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING WORKER
Short Term Residential Beds & Transitional Beds Program

Bargaining Unit Position
Permanent Part-Time (15 hours per week)

Cota is an accredited community-based organization that has been supporting adults with mental health and cognitive challenges to live well within their communities for over 40 years. We provide person-centred supports that assist individuals to find inspiration and hope in their inherent strengths and support them to pursue meaningful change in their lives, as they define it. We also work collaboratively with our funders, our partners and other stakeholders, across the provincial health and social service systems, to inspire positive change in the way that services are delivered to individuals living with mental health and cognitive challenges.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will work enthusiastically to deliver recovery oriented, client and family centered and comprehensive services that meet client needs. They will ensure client safety and work within a quality improvement framework to identify opportunities for enhancing quality and quantitative outcomes of the services. Client and family centered care is guiding principle at Cota that helps improve decision making processes, health outcome and client experiences. The successful individual will embed this guiding principle into their work.

We require an experienced Supportive Housing Worker to work as team member in the Short-Term Residential Beds & Transitional Bed Program. The Supportive Housing Worker supports clients of the program to achieve their overall care goals, as well as develop, and facilitate groups that are meaningful to the population being served. Program location is 510 Dawes Road. Shift work is required.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited recreational program at a college or university level, with a focus on, or specialty in, Therapeutic Recreation; combined with Post-secondary education in a social services discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability and experience assessing, designing, and facilitating therapeutic interventions/groups
  • Experience providing support/care/services to individuals facing challenges surrounding their mental health, addictions, homelessness, and justice involvement
  • Ability and experience assessing client needs, and ability to assist clients to develop strategies for achieving their goals while problem-solving barriers
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; as well as ability to establish rapport and excellent communication (written and oral) with clients, team members, stakeholders, and Program Manager
  • Experience and ability to appropriately respond to crisis situations; combined with strong de-escalation, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team setting
  • Excellent computer skills, and ability to complete OCAN and Pirouette documentation within timely manner

TO APPLY:
Please forward a cover letter and your current resume on or before February 10, 2020 by 4:00pm to Human Resources via e-mail: opportunities@cotainspires.ca and reference Job Posting #245.

Posting ad date is January 27, 2020; the posting will remain open until successfully filled.

If you have any requirements for accommodation due to disability, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment and selection process. We will work with you to best meet your needs as per resources available to us.

Cota is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We request no emails, faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please. Cota encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.)

Staff testimonials

"It's an atmosphere where people can thrive!"

- Chris (Transitional Aged Youth team)

Cota branded hands in a circle pattern from the logo
Cota branded hands in a circle pattern from the logo

"The people here are very open and welcoming. There is this atmosphere where you can really tell that the organization cares about its people"

- Anjo (Assertive Housing First Team)

More information

Cotas Health, Home and Community program team

Organizational Culture & Support

Cota is a values based organization, and an inclusive workspace that values diversity. Cota’s commitment to its values are reflected across its programs, services, policies, procedures and organizational committees.

Cota has a strategic commitment of “Invest in Staff” recognizing that the relationship Cota holds with its staff is inextricably linked to the quality of services we provide, how we support them to do their work and how we value and recognize their contributions. As such, we will continue to invest in our staff, to the best of our abilities, over the term of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan.

Total Rewards

Cota has a competitive total rewards package, which includes benefits that cater to the various facets of an employee's well-being. Benefits vary by position and may have eligibility requirements, but some of the benefits that you could possibly enjoy are listed below.

Health, Dental, Vision and other Coverag – Eligible employees and their dependents have access to 100% company-paid comprehensive health benefits, including extended health, dental, vision, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (ADD), life insurance, and paramedical (massage therapy, physiotherapy etc.) coverage.

Paid Sick Days - Generous paid sick day benefits are available for eligible employees for personal or family illnesses. Unpaid leaves are also available.

Paid Vacation and Float Days – Generous paid vacation and float days, depending on years of service. This is in addition to statutory holidays.

Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) – Eligible employees can prepare for retirement through company contributions to a group RRSP. Employees can also make additional voluntary contributions to the plan.

Long-term Disability (LTD) – 100% employee-paid LTD benefits protect your income if you are unable to work due to personal illness or injury.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – All employees have WSIB coverage.

Discounted Gym Memberships - Cota facilitates unsubsidized, discounted gym memberships with GoodLife Fitness.

Other Discount Programs – Cota has partnerships with other organizations to provide savings to employees (Perkopolis, Navigators Insurance).

Employee and Family Assistance Program – Provides immediate and confidential help for any work, health, or life concern.

Rewards, Recognition & Wellness

Rewards and Recognition - Cota has structured a robust rewards and recognition program to ensure appreciation for staff is embedded in all that we do. Activities include recognizing long service employees, annual staff Value Awards, “You’re a Superstar” cards, breakfast with the CEO, and regular shout outs from the senior management team.

Wellness Activities - Various wellness events are organized through the Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee and other groups or individuals. Events include an annual dinner, summer barbeques, potluck celebrations, and lunch and learns. The Staff Recognition and Wellness Committee created monthly wellness newsletters and programming based on the wellness interests of staff.

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Cota recognizes that volunteers enrich the programs and services at Cota and we very much value the contributions of our volunteers. Click below for volunteer opportunities and keep checking back regularly.

Two volunteers at Cotas ABI ADS Program preparing food for those enrolled

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