Yellowknife Women's Society Published: August 26, 2017
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Compensation
$20.00/hr
Department
Street Outreach
Territory
Northwest Territories

Description

Street Outreach Workers provide comprehensive services to those who are homeless.  Services include crisis intervention, provision of basic needs, access to emergency shelter, transportation, client advocacy, service linkage, and much more.  This work requires varying shifts in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends.  This is a safe ride partnership between the Yellowknife Women's Society and the City of Yellowknife.

Duties

  • reaching out to, engaging and building trust with individuals who are homeless to accept care for their health and safety
  • performing well-being checks of individuals who are homeless with a focus on their health and safety needs
  • building rapport and building trust by providing outreach to people sleeping outside (or "sleeping rough") or to those identified as frequent users of police time and emergency services and assist with access to services
  • provide outreach in targeted areas to respond to public concern/issues as it relates to inappropriate conduct or conduct that may make other within the community feel unsafe

Qualifications

  • enthusiasm about making positive change in the world, and a solution-oriented approach with a healthy sense of humour
  • post-secondary education or related experience in human/social services with a focus on homelessness, corrections, mental health, substance misuse, psychology, etc
  • effective assessment, observation, and recording skills and an ability to maintain confidentiality
  • ability to respond appropriately, decisively, and effectively in crisis situation and in stressful environments
  • up-to-date First Aid, immunizations, valid driver's license, criminal record check

Company Info

The Yellowknife Women's Society is a non-profit organization mandated to support the social, cultural and economic autonomy of northern women and their families.
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