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Job Number:  39657
Outreach Worker FT #0379
Job Posted: Friday, 10 November 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
(66 days ago)
Lookout Housing and Health Society
Region: Vancouver & Lower Mainland Type: Part time
Location: Abbotsford Salary: $21.85


NOTICE:                                                                                                                                            JOB POSTING #0379


POSITION:     OUTREACH WORKER                                             1 Temporary Part Time – Riverside Winter Shelter

                        Position is temporary                 

SALARY:        $21.85 as per the Collective Agreement


  • Sunday through Sunday
  • Shift times will be between 09:30 – 17:30 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 (OR) reports to the Site 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.
  • A minimum of two (2) years sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use.
  • Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until 17:00 hours, November 16, 2017

TO APPLYRefer to http://lookoutsociety.ca/about-us/careers/current-postings

Submit Application form and submit resume. Quote Job Posting #.

Email to:                            or Fax to: 604-255-0790

“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.



How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Complete online application form (see link below) and submit with resume. Quote posting #0379
Contact Details:
Lookout Housing and Health Society
544 Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 1B1

Tel: 604-255-0340
Fax: 604-255-0790
www:   lookoutsociety.ca/images/Job-Postings-2016/Application_Online_Form_July_2016.pdf

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