Position: Community Outreach Worker – Sage House
Job Posting No:  2019-29
Date:  May 29, 2019
Closing Date:  Open until filled
Status: Casual
Department: Community Services
Reports to:  Program Manager – Sage House
Hours of Work:  The hours of work for this position may vary based on the department’s operational requirements, which will include Friday evening shifts and Sundays.

 

Position Summary:

Sage House is a non-judgmental space for street involved sex workers. We foster an environment of safety, pro-choice, and acceptance with a focus on health accessibility. We recognize that our participants come to us with a variety of complex needs and gifts, therefore we respond with cultural safety, an open door and an emphasis on human rights using a strength based approach.  We never lose sight of our participant’s needs and voices and therefore we inclusively advocate with them to support their lives direction.

 

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Peer 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.

 

Due to the nature of this position, it is a bona fide requirement that the successful candidate must identify as a woman and as experiential in street outreach, sex trade and/or exploitation.

 

Position Summary:

 

Sage House is a non-judgmental space for street involved sex workers. We foster an environment of safety, pro-choice, and acceptance with a focus on health accessibility. We recognize that our participants come to us with a variety of complex needs and gifts, therefore we respond with cultural safety, an open door and an emphasis on human rights using a strength based approach.  We never lose sight of our participant’s needs and voices and therefore we inclusively advocate with them to support their lives direction.

 

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Peer 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.

 

Qualifications

 

Education

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

 

Critical Skills

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

 

Indigenous Understanding

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

 

MCC Philosophies

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

 

Communication

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proficiency in the use of computer systems

 

This position is subject to Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks in accordance with Security Checks Policy and Procedures.

 

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.

 

Please submit Internal Application Form or resume and cover letter quoting job posting #2019-29 to:

Human Resources

Mount Carmel Clinic

886 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB R2W 5L4

Fax # 204-582-4733

employment@mountcarmel.ca

 

IMPORTANT:
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

 

We thank all applicants; however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Mount Carmel Clinic is an Equal Opportunity Employer