Employment Opportunity: Outreach Worker - Touchstone
Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC) is a non-profit, charitable organization that operates four community justice programs: Touchstone, Open Circle, CoSA, and El’dad Ranch. These programs provide support for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), intellectual disabilities as well as those who are currently, or have been previously, incarcerated. IJC is committed to restorative justice practices, which honour community and foster a sense of belonging.
At Touchstone, we support youth and adults with FASD by assisting them in their day-to-day life and by providing advocacy wherever and whenever appropriate, nurturing opportunities for growth, belonging and success.
The Touchstone program is seeking individuals to join our team as Outreach Workers. We value people of all genders and cultures and consistently work towards diversity at all levels of our organization. We also value people who are open to working within an anti-oppressive framework and who understand theories of harm reduction and trauma informed practice. Outreach Workers will be responsible to provide one-to-one support and mentorship for Touchstone’s program participants.
Casual / Part-time positions available now. Between 4 – 12 hours per week; starting wage between $14.78 – $15.21 per hour, depending on experience and education.
Capacity to think critically and problem solve independently.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others.
Ability to set safe and appropriate boundaries.
Willingness to work alongside systems (ie. CFS, EIA, etc) using a client-centered and collaborative approach.
Possess a valid driver’s license.
Experience and/or education in the Social Services field.
Lived experience and/or understanding of systemic barriers such as racism, homophobia, classism, etc.
Knowledge and understanding of trauma informed practice.
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