Coordinated Access Coordinator

Safe at Home Society
Safe at Home Society
208 Alexander Street, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A2L4, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
30 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Date posted:
Closing date:
Contact Info:
Kate Mechan
867-334-9310 |


Safe at Home is looking for a Coordinated Access Coordinator to join our community-based team! This individual must be a strengths-based, creative team player committed to ending homelessness by staying housing-focused.

MAIN PURPOSE: To build and facilitate the engagement of homelessness-serving system partners and work collaboratively in the planning and implementation of Whitehorse’s By-Name List and coordinated access initiatives. This position will work with Built for Zero-Canada, the Coordinated Housing Access Team, and work closely with the HIFIS & Data Lead.

This position will be report to Safe at Home Society’s Executive Director and will work towards the goal of having a fully implemented coordinated access system in place by March 31, 2022.



  • Coordinate the implementation of Coordinated Access (CA), a community-based systems approach to ending homelessness with partners, including the Reaching Home Community Advisory Board, Indigenous organizations and governments, and the Community Entity for Yukon – the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition.
  • Broadly promote the CA system in Whitehorse and potentially, in selected Yukon communities with public systems, service providers, First Nations, the public and individuals with lived experience of homelessness.
  • Facilitate engagement and create dialogue amongst community homeless-serving system partners in the planning and implementation of CA on a regular basis.
  • Evaluate existing community approaches to CA and homelessness response, identifying strategies and approaches that reflect best-practices and that are tailored to evolving and changing community needs.
  • Work closely with the Data Lead to validate the quality of the By-Name List of individuals experiencing homelessness and work with community partners to fill housing vacancies.
  • Coordinate intakes onto the By-Name List and support common assessment, referral and prioritization of individuals and families experiencing homelessness across the system.
  • Ensure that confidentiality and all operations related to CA are done in accordance with relevant privacy legislation (i.e. ATIPP and HIPMA).
  • Monitor Whitehorse’s Coordinated Access Process Guide on behalf of the Coordinated Housing Access Team in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Lead capacity building within the housing and homelessness service sector, coordinating learning and training opportunities for service providers across sectors.
  • Ensure system integrity and alignment with evidence-based practices to provide accountability to all levels of government for funding and service delivery standards.


  • Completed post-secondary education in social services, or related field and a minimum 2 years work experience related to community development, project management, communications, and/or housing and homelessness supports.
  • Awareness of the complexity of homelessness, poverty, and the colonial context of homelessness in Yukon, and related issues.
  • Strong understanding of community agencies, resources, and a cross-section of service providers in Yukon.
  • Knowledge of Safe at Home, Built for Zero, Reaching Home, and related plans/initiatives.

Skills & Abilities

  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing and facilitating presentations to large and small groups; and
  • Possess the ability to manage competing priorities and coordinate several tasks at one time.

Safe at Home is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages all qualified applicants to apply. Given the over-representation of Indigenous community members across Yukon’s homeless population, strong consideration will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Additional Information:
Email resume and cover letter to Kate Mechan, Executive Director at
To apply:
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