Position: Community Outreach Worker – Wiisocotatiwin/Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Job Posting No: #2020-15
Date: March 2, 2020
Closing Date: March 16, 2020
Status: Full Time – Term, Ending March 15, 2021
Department: Community Services
Reports to: Program Manager – Wiisocotatiwin/Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Hours of Work: 37.5 hours/week*
*Note: The hours of work for this position may vary based on the department’s operational requirements.
Due to the nature of this position, preference for this position will be given to qualified Indigenous and Metis peoples. Candidates are encouraged to self-declare at the time of application.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Model and utilizes the Housing First Principles from a social justice orientation which includes harm reduction, pro-choice, social determinants of health, human rights, social development, population health, health equality and trauma informed, client centered practice.
Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Outreach Worker will offer early intervention for women involved in the sex trade through empathic first response street level engagement through outreach services. The worker will also provide referrals and transitions to other services, continue to build/consolidate partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders, and provide preventative activities such as education in the community. The worker will also be expected to staff drop in, and attend all program and departmental staff meetings and relevant Mount Carmel Clinic committees. In addition, the incumbent will be required to perform household duties on a rotating or as needed basis. This includes but is not limited to laundry services, food preparation, and cleaning.
Post-secondary education in health or social sciences
Valid Drivers’ License and access to a reliable vehicle
Service Delivery Skills, Expertise and Experience
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in community, preferably with program target population
Experience providing outreach with hard to reach populations
Proven knowledge and ability in relationship-building, critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
Focus on Results
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and focus work-related activities to effectively and efficiently achieve service goals and produce expected results/outcomes
Alignment with Organizational Values
Commitment to the principles that guide Mount Carmel Clinic, as reflected in the history, vision, mission and values
Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous culture and traditions and the impact of colonization on the health and well-being of Indigenous individuals and families
Interdisciplinary Team, Collaboration
Proven ability to work within an interdisciplinary team environment with respect, professionalism, cooperation, sensitivity and cultural awareness
Strong knowledge, commitment and demonstrated ability to apply diversity, equity, cultural safety, pro-choice, social determinants of health, population health, harm reduction, trauma-informed and community development principles in all aspects of the work
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in the use of computer systems
All positions are subject to Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks. Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine the knowledge, skill and ability required for position.
Mount Carmel Clinic is committed to equity and inclusion and has undertaken to increase responsiveness to Indigenous people by promoting a workforce that is representative of the participants and communities we serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons, those with lived experience and members of equity-seeking groups. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their application.
Please submit Application Form or cover letter and resume, quoting job posting #2020-15 to:
Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4
Fax # (204) 582-4733