Part Time Outreach Worker (Yukon Reaching Home)

Employer:
John Howard Society Pacific
Location:
John Howard Society Pacific
763 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC (Whitehorse, YT)
Duration:
Other
Hours / week:
Not Specified
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:

Description:

        ABOUT US
John Howard Society Pacific (JHS) is a non-profit organization which provides the opportunity to work with purpose, and impact change in your community. We are a dynamic, innovative social service organization that strives to create safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for all. We do this through a continuum of programs which provide assistance with housing, life-skills, education, employment, and community-based services, with the goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence.  

ROLE PURPOSE

This position will provide intensive supports and services to individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in a flexible, compassionate, and responsible manner.  

   
         
HOURS
Part Time
This position requires the ability to work flexible hours during the daytime, evenings, and weekends based on operational needs and program requirements.  

LOCATIONS

Whitehorse, Yukon  

      -- KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Assists individuals with locating and securing safe and affordable housing
  • Provides individuals with the support to maintain housing through landlord-tenant mediation
  • Works in collaboration with the client to formulate a comprehensive service plan that is reviewed and modified with client on a regular basis
  • Provides outreach, case management, counseling, advocacy, and other needed services to clients in any environment including: the streets, shelters, hospitals, institutions, apartments, and office
  • Provides individually tailored services to each client—i.e. housing placement, independent living skills, vocational guidance, appointment escorts, information and access to integrated substance use treatment and counselling including, family, relationship, parenting
  • Maintains written and computerized records, compiles reports and completes other program documentation (including case notes, statistics, letters, available file information, etc.) in accordance with the policy and procedures manuals of the society and in accordance with funder requirements
  • Supports and provides services for all clients who have histories of homelessness and lived experiences of facing multiple barriers such as substance abuse, mental health, involvement in the criminal justice system, and trauma
  • Initiates, coordinates and monitors referrals to community services, and advocates client participation in them
  • Creates, builds, and fosters partnerships with housing providers and landlords
  • Educates, informs and advocates for clients regarding benefits and entitlements (social assistance, rental subsidies, employment supports, low income services i.e. food bank and food stamps)
  • Participates in staff meetings and meetings with project community partners as instructed by the Program Manager
  • Other duties as subsequently negotiated
  • A diploma and/or a degree in the social or behavioural sciences
  • Combination of work experience in the social services sector particularly, working with federal or provincial clients in a correctional environment or on a supervised release; acquired knowledge of the continuum of housing and barriers to accessing safe and affordable rental markets; and serving socially marginalized or disadvantaged populations with complex and multifaceted needs
  • Patience, creativity, flexibility, and compassion
  • Demonstrated and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
  • Sensitivity to the unique needs of those of Aboriginal ancestry and ethno-cultural groups, and persons with disabilities
  • Ability to deal with potential violence
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to successfully complete a Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check
  • Current Emergency First Aid Certificate
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport clients
QUALIFICATIONS
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven ability to work within a fast-paced, growth-focused environment. The ideal candidate has:

A diploma and/or a degree in the social or behavioural sciences
Combination of work experience in the social services sector particularly, working with federal or provincial clients in a correctional environment or on a supervised release; acquired knowledge of the continuum of housing and barriers to accessing safe and affordable rental markets; and serving socially marginalized or disadvantaged populations with complex and multifaceted needs
Patience, creativity, flexibility, and compassion
Demonstrated and clear ability to respond well in crisis situations
Sensitivity to the unique needs of those of Aboriginal ancestry and ethno-cultural groups, and persons with disabilities
Ability to deal with potential violence
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

REQUIREMENTS 

Ability to successfully complete a Security Clearance and Criminal Records Check 

Current Emergency First Aid Certificate 

Class 5 driver’s license 

Personal transportation that is in good repair, insured for business up to $1,000,000 for liability, and which can be used to transport clients

 

COMPENSATION

$24.25 per hour

WHAT WE OFFER?

  • Committed Living Wage Employer
  • Great work environment
  • Competitive benefits
  • Opportunity to work with purpose for non-profit organization
  • Chance to grow in a diverse range of programs
  • Internal training and development opportunities

DIVERSITY

JHS welcomes applications from all qualified applicants including but not limited by those of any sex, race, orientation, or disability. Multilingual skills and multicultural competence are assets.

 

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the subject line “Outreach Worker (Yukon Reaching Home)” to careers@jhspacific.ca


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