Position Title: Outreach Worker
Full time (37.5 hours)
Term until March 31, 2021 (Possibility for renewal)
Engage with youth at risk for or experiencing homelessness and/or sexual exploitation in the community as well through Tina’s Safe Haven.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with youth emphasizing trust, respect and active engagement.
Provide street based education, resource information, complete referrals and act as an advocate to ensure youth have access to resources
Actively respond to youth in crisis, managing sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism, confidentiality and respect
Support the emotional and social development of youth through active listening and constructive conversation.
Act as an encouraging, supportive and motivating role model for youth
Package and distribute safety kits to youth on the street.
Transport youth to a place of safety when appropriate
Develop and maintain strategic partnerships to support programming opportunities for youth
Participate in community working groups addressing the needs of at risk youth
Ensure appropriate documentation of interactions with youth, logbook documentation and incident reports as required.
Maintain program statistics, complete written reports, and complete evaluation processes as required.
Attend staff meetings and participate in staff development as directed by the Program Manager.
Follow all policies and procedures as outlined in Tina’s Safe Haven Policy Manual as well as the Ndinawe Personnel Policy
Perform other duties as assigned Qualifications;
Diploma/undergrad degree in the social sciences/social work/child and youth care
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with urban Indigenous youth 13-24 years of age who may be disconnected form their families, communities and culture and engaging in high risk activities from a youth centered, strength based approach.
Demonstrated experience in working with urban Indigenous youth from a trauma informed perspective with emphasis on youth with chronic involvement with the child welfare system, at risk for or experiencing homelessness and at risk for and or experiencing exploitation.
Strong understanding on the issues of sexual exploitation and human trafficking
Capacity to engage with and build positive relationships with youth based on trust, respect and confidentiality
Ability to provide culturally appropriate assessment to youth experiencing crisis
Current training in conflict resolution, de-escalation and risk assessment
Demonstration of advanced interpersonal skills
Ability to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere within the centre, acting as a role model for healthy attitudes and positive relationships.
Strong knowledge concerning the impact of colonization and cultural assimilation of Indigenous people
Respect for and knowledge of traditional Indigenous healing, culture, traditions, teaching and ceremonies with capacity of integrating same into daily wellness activities
Proven ability to work with a high degree of compassion, understanding and sensitivity
Strong ability to work under minimal supervision and act with a high degree of independent judgement, taking action on a variety of matters as required.
Demonstrated ability to participate in and contribute to a strong team environment with an inclusive and collaborative approach.
Proven ability to work in a stressful and changing work environment
Capacity to manage sensitive and confidential situations with professionalism, confidentiality and respect.
Strong working knowledge of child welfare and protection issues, including relevant legislation and reporting requirements.
Ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.
Demonstrated commitment to continual learning and improvement through the incorporation of reflective work-based learning approaches.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally.
Strong knowledge community resources and referral processes
Strong documentation skills
Proficient computer skills with capacity to utilize Microsoft Office, Internet, E-mail, power point, etc.
Valid Manitoba Driver’s License required
Current CPR/First Aid Training; NVCI Certification required
Current Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Registry and Prior Contact Checks required.
Interested applicants are required to send a current resume with a cover letter clearly outlining your qualifications to:
Cory Gregorashuk via email
Deadline for applications is 4:00pm Friday, October 23, 2020.
*Only those selected to an interview will be contacted
Job Types: Full-time, Contract
- 8 hour shift
- Night shift