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Job Number:  38147
Outreach Worker (Harm Reduction) #0335
Job Posted: Thursday, 14 September 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017
(61 days ago)
Lookout Housing and Health Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Full time
Location: Vancouver Salary: $21.85



1 Temporary Full Time - Powell Street Getaway

Position is temporary

SALARY: $21.85 (as per the Collective Agreement)



Tuesday through Saturday

Shift times will be between 13:00 to 21:15 hrs.

Shifts are 7.5 hours in length

Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice

Probationary/ qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews.



The Outreach Worker (Mobile Harm Reduction) reports to the Designated Manager and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Housing and Health Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. Outreach workers provide a variety of support, direction, assistance and advocacy services to clients including, but not limited to, those facing challenges with stable housing, addictions, mental health, HIV etc. The Outreach Worker provides support and advocacy for treatment and follow up services for those who do not adequately utilize needed services.

JOB DUTIES: (in brief)

Provide support, assistance and skill training to adults who may be facing multiple barriers

Will work on securing and maintaining stable, independent living situations where possible

Will discuss, isolate and assess issues and develop a flexible plan of action

Will ensure basic needs of clients are met and network, as needed, with community services

Will provide crisis intervention as necessary, administer finances and medication or arrange coverage

Complete required records and maintain statistical data

Provide assistance for new staff, volunteers or students

Will drive company vehicle at times

Job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors


Related Diploma or Certificate or minimum Grade 12 education, plus two (2) years of recent related experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience and prefer a minimum of one (1) year case management experience.    

Familiarity with community resources, particularly addiction, mental health, welfare and harm reduction.

Must have current OFA 1 First Aid Certificate

Must have a Class 4 Drivers’ Licence and Drivers’ Abstract

Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset

Ability to work independently or in a team setting

Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload

Excellent communication, writing and documentation and organizational skills.

Understands and maintain clientele/worker boundaries

Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment

Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job related equipment.

Minimum of two years sobriety required

Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector


CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours. September 21, 2017

TO APPLY: refer to instructions in this job ad


"All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9 (Selection Criteria)." Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.


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How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Complete Application form (see link beside) and submit with resume. Quote posting #0335
Contact Details:
Lookout Housing and Health Society
544 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC, V3L 1B1

Tel: 604-255-0340
www:   www.lookoutsociety.ca/about-us/careers/current-postings

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