Position: Community Outreach Worker – ACT
Classification: Community Outreach Worker
Salary: $25,180.74 – $29,191.50 per annum (.6 EFT) & $41,967.90 – $48,652.50 (FT)
Job Posting No: #2019-08
Date: January 30, 2019
Closing Date: February 18, 2019
Status: Part Time, .6 EFT or FT – Term (Ending March 31, 2020, Renewed/Posted Annually)
Department: Community Services
Reports to: Program Manager – Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Hours of Work: 22.5 hours/week* or 37.5/week*
*Note: The hours of work for this position may vary based on the department’s operational requirements.
This Program works within an 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 leadership of the ACT Team Leader and Program Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for providing recovery-oriented community-based support and linkage to individuals living with serious mental illness and addictions.
Due to the nature of this position, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants
- A minimum of an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences or a combination of education, community work, and relevant experience in mental health, addictions and/or homelessness would be considered.
- Experience in community organizing, mediation, networking, outreach, referral and crisis intervention is required.
- Experience working in a community agency is an asset
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the client population and demonstrated ability to work effectively with the homeless and individuals with mental health challenges
- Demonstrated strong commitment to the right and ability of each person with a mental health struggle to live in independent apartments, work in job markets, and have access to: helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services
- Knowledge of principles of case management theory and practice using client centered and recovery philosophy
- Competence in providing crisis supports
- Demonstrated commitment to the Housing First Model and philosophy
- Familiarity with Manitoba Mental Health Act and Mental Health Reform
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, cooperatively and constructively within a multidisciplinary team environment
- Visits will be conducted in participant’s home, hostel, hospitals, and other community settings
- Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures and traditions.
- Ability to work in a pro-choice community health facility in an inner city community and provide care using harm reduction principles
- Ability to work within the impacts of the social determinants of health in an effective and non-judgemental way
- Knowledge of the legacy of residential schools, colonization, assimilation, and the impacts of such history on the health of individuals
- Ability to mentor, support, and work alongside students and volunteers
- Excellent computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook)
- Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays, and participate in on call rotation
- Must be able to adhere to the requirements of the Respectful Workplace Policy
- Must have a valid Manitoba driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
- All positions are subject to a Criminal Record and a Child Abuse Registry check
Applicants may be required to undergo testing to determine their knowledge, skill and ability as they relate to the position. Mount Carmel Clinic has undertaken to increase responsiveness to Indigenous people by promoting a workforce that is representative of its participant population. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their cover letter or resumé.
To be properly considered for a position, both the posting number and job title to which you are applying, must appear in the subject line of your email.
Submit an Internal Application Form or resume and cover letter quoting job posting #2019-08 to:
Mount Carmel Clinic
886 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4
Fax # 204-582-4733
We thank all applicants; however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Mount Carmel Clinic is an Employment Equity Employer