MOBILE OUTREACH WORKER
Temporary Full-Time (35 hours per week)
Options Community Services Society
We are a non-profit registered charity providing social services primarily in Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langley. We believe in helping people help themselves. We believe in collaborating with individuals, businesses, community groups and
government to create focused, effective and responsive resources for the community.
We envision a healthy community as a safe and clean environment where we all have a sense of belonging. It is a place where each of us has the opportunity to work and learn, and to develop and realize goals that are meaningful and fulfilling.
To provide Outreach Services to people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The Outreach Worker is expected to engage visibly homeless people living in public places, provide on-going support as needed, develop case plans and build relationships with the diverse range of community groups and connect people to that network in order to ease access to supports and services.
The Outreach Worker is required to work in a dynamic environment. This calls for flexibility to meet the emerging trends/demands in the job. A high level of motivation and sensitivity is required to effectively deliver services in a practical way to a variety of people.
Skills, abilities and competencies that are considered assets in this position:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability working with people with complex needs, including mental illness and addictions
Competency working at street level with marginalized people
Good communication and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
Awareness of cultural sensitive issues
Current First Aid Certificate required
Food Safe Certificate an asset
A reliable vehicle is required
Willingness to work flexible hours – some early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Unrestricted Class 5 driver’s license is required.
Crisis Line experience an asset.
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search preceding your start date.
* An eligibility list will be maintained for up to 6 months. Eligible applicants may be offered a casual position.
CLOSING DATE: Resumes will be reviewed starting December 30, 2020 but the posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice.
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