We release What's on the MOVES on Friday. Our goal is to share information about upcoming events, agency news and relevant announcements with the DC MOVES mailing list. If you have information to share through this bulletin, please contact the DC MOVES Coordinator  Carol Good.
DC MOVES Website Upgrade underway

With support from the DC MOVES Leadership Table, the DC MOVES website upgrade project is underway. We will be adding structure, images and functionality to the available resources. Our website designer, Valerie Jones from Echohill will be using a Workpress platform to support our new mobile-friendly website.

Our structure will include facilitating access to participating agencies, scheduled events,  current resources and support services. Our plan is to include an appealing selection of images. Of course, we will be adding functionality through online registrations, downloadable resources and communication options.

Resource Sharing
Residential Relief Counsellor Needed
Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your Social Service skills and experience? Do you want to 'keep your foot in the door' after maternity leave or retirement? Are you available on an as-needed basis to work day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts? Then Family Transition Place's Residential Relief Counsellor position may be for you!
Family Transition Place operates an Emergency Shelter for women and their children who are dealing with the effects of abuse. The shelter is located in Orangeville, Ontario.
Residential Relief Counsellors are an important component of Family Transition Place's services and programs.
Relief Counsellors are responsible for providing:
  • Crisis Line response and support
  • Supportive one-on-one and group counselling; information and referral to appropriate legal, medical and housing services and other community resources
  • Completion of administrative tasks i.e. record keeping, intake procedures, reports
  • Routine facility maintenance and security procedures
  • Post Secondary Education in the Social Service field
  • Understanding of violence against women and children issues
  • Crisis intervention and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work both cooperatively as a team member and independently with minimal supervision
  • Basic knowledge of community resources and how to access them
  • Strong supportive counselling skills
  • Knowledge of basic residential facility management
  • Skill in the use of a personal computer for word processing
  • Availability for shifts on a short notice
  • Proof of valid Ontario Driver's Licence and automobile insurance
  • Vulnerable Sector Records Check
Hours of Work:
  • As-Needed basis within a rotating schedule of day, evening, overnight and weekend shifts.
  • Must be available for overnight shifts
  • Must be available on short notice
Family Transition Place is dedicated to achieving a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
Please forward your resume by 4:00pm on July 21, 2017 to:
Fax #: (519) 942-8243
Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

What Is Volunteer Screening
and Why Is It Important?
Screening practices play a critical role for organizations in fulfilling their moral, legal and ethical responsibilities to all those they reach, including members, clients, participants, employees, and volunteers.
This obligation is even greater when they are working with vulnerable people, including children, youth, people with disabilities, and senior adults. Boards of Directors need to establish screening policies that address the range of roles and circumstances within the organization.
Check out The Screening Handbook , an excellent resource!

Community Wellbeing
Home Ownership Program

The County of Dufferin Homeownership Program is designed to provide moderate income individuals and families, with an interest free down payment assistance loan, to help them in purchasing their own home.

The County can provide up to five percent (5%) in down payment assistance to eligible applicants to assist them in purchasing a home to a maximum of $22,750.

For further details on the County of Dufferin Home Ownership Program please contact 519-941-6991 ext. 2010, or visit: www.dufferincounty.ca

Province Convenes Inaugural Housing Forum

Ontario is establishing an expert forum to offer suggestions and engage in discussion on how to make housing more affordable in the province. The forum will bring together housing experts and partners including economists, academics, developers, community groups and the real estate sector to advise the on how to make housing more affordable and accessible.

Source: OMSSA Newsletter - July 13, 2017 
Poverty Reduction