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Job Number:  36305
Outreach Worker
Job Posted: Thursday, 6 July 2017
Closing Date: Friday, 21 July 2017
(4 days ago)
Initiatives for Just Communities
Region: Winnipeg area Type: Part time
Location: Winnipeg Salary: Starting wage between $13.75 - $14.40 per hour dpending on experience and education.

                                            

Employment Opportunity: Outreach Worker

Touchstone is an exciting program that provides client-centered support for youth and adults who live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The name Touchstone describes the mentoring relationship between program staff and program participants.  Within this relationship mentors work towards becoming a “reference point” or “touchstone” for participants.  It is Touchstone’s mission to assist our participants to enjoy a better quality of life by supporting them in their everyday situations and by advocating on their behalf in their communities.  It is our vision that all of our participants live in welcoming accommodating communities; allowing for their growth, belonging and success.

 

Touchstone is a program of Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC).  Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC), is an exciting & relevant organization with faith based roots, which operates four community restorative justice programs.   These programs strive to provide guidance, support and relationship for people living with FASD or intellectual disabilities as well as those who are currently or have been previously incarcerated.  IJC provides opportunities and services to people regardless of background or affiliation.

 

Initiatives for Just Communities’ Touchstone FASD Program is looking for creative, energetic, Outreach Workers; individuals with strong relational, critical thinking, boundary setting and problem-solving abilities.  The Outreach Worker will be responsible to provide one-on-one support and mentorship for Touchstone’s program participants. 

 

People of indigenous descent are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

 Starting wage between $13.75 - $14.40 per hour depending on experience and education. 

 

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to be self-motivated.
  • Ability to make independent decisions within general framework of program policies
  • Ability to set safe and appropriate boundaries.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to exercise patience and flexibility.
  • Good driving record.

Assets:

  • Experience and/or education in the Social Services field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FASD, harm reduction, being trauma informed, using a strength’s based lens and providing culturally safe programming

 

For more information or to apply contact:  Jewel Reimer – Program Director 

phone: (204) 925-1928 or (204) 227-0340    e-mail:

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Jewel Reimer - Program Director
Contact Details:
Jewel Reimer
Initiatives for Just Communities
302-1200 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0T5

Tel: 204-227-0340
Fax: 204-925-3414
E-mail:


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