Job Posting 101310

Outreach Worker
SafeLink Alberta
Calgary area
1944, 10 Ave. SW, Calgary T3C 0J8
closes in 14 days (Sun, 9 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  The wage for this position is $15.00 per hour.

At SafeLink Alberta, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Our dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all that we do, and we believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, nationality, and any other difference that makes us unique.

We are seeking an Outreach Worker in Calgary, who will be responsible for meeting the needs of people who use substances and those at risk or affected by HIV or HCV and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections. Delivered within a philosophy rooted in human rights, health promotion and reducing risks, the outreach worker assists clients to achieve stabilized and sustained health, improve their quality of life and meet their individualized goals. This position requires a passionate individual who is committed to developing supportive and respectful relationships through non-judgmental and client-centered service delivery.  

 This is a full-time eight-week term position working 35 hours per week. This position will be based out of SafeLink Alberta operational site in Calgary. Regular work hours are generally between Monday and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however, a flexible schedule including day, evening, and weekend availability may be required. This position is funded through the Government of Canada’s Summer Jobs 2024 Program. The successful candidate must meet the program’s eligibility criteria.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide community, mobile, and street-based outreach to diverse populations as per established program requirements and in collaboration with existing outreach case manager(s);
  • Offer safer supplies and supports through outreach and out of the SafeLink Alberta Drop-In space;
  • Prepare and/or distribute population risk reductions tools and safety information;
  • Connect individuals with supports and resources in the community and advocate on behalf of clients to address barriers to service;
  • Provide community-based outreach and education services, as needed;
  • Complete all necessary documentation and data tracking.

Qualifications/ Key Competencies

  • Experience in customer service or human services;
  • Outreach experience is desirable;
  • Comfortable providing outreach and building rapport with individuals in a diverse setting;
  • Knowledge of practices on how to reduce risks and the needs of people who use substance and those at risk or affected by HIV or HCV;
  • Comfortable working with sexual health related topic, diverse sexual orientations, and gender identities;
  • Suicide Intervention (ASIST) and First Aid/CPR training is an asset;
  • High ethical standards and professionalism with a demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Provision of a criminal security check with vulnerable sector search;
  • Adheres to organizational policy and procedures.

To meet the funder requirements for this position, all applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • be legally entitled to work and study as a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person granted refugee status in Canada.

Compensation

The wage for this position is $15.00 per hour.

Application Details

We especially encourage applications from communities that are under-represented, such as people living with HIV, visible minorities, those with lived/living experience, and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds. We value your lived experience, and we encourage you to self-identify in your application should you feel comfortable doing so.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Please send your cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material to support your application via email to quoting job reference SLA – 195.

You must be available for in-person/online interviews. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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