STORM/HT Outreach Worker (female)

Minwaashin Lodge

August 4th, 2022

INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL POSTING

Part-time relief


STORM/HT Outreach Worker (female)


(relying on Provisions of Section 23 of the Ontario Human Rights Code)Minwaashin Lodge - Indigenous Women’s Support Centre is a non-profit charitable agency serving First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women, youth and children. We are a multi-service agency committed to the healing and wellness of our community. We provide culturally specific programming for children, youth, women, and families.


Position reports to: Shelter Director, Oshki Kizis Lodge Oshki Kizis Lodg

 Location:Oshki Kizis Lodge
Work Conditions: High Risk

 Closing date: Until filled

Start Date: Immediately 

Salary: Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications


SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility of the STORM/HT Outreach Worker is to provide evening support to First Nation, Inuit, & Métis women who are involved or at risk of becoming involved in the sex trade.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
▪  Reporting directly to the Shelter Director, you will work as part of a 2-person outreach team.
▪  Provide information, assistance and advocacy to First Nation, Inuit, & Métis women who arehomeless or street involved
▪  Assist First Nation, Inuit, & Métis in times of crisis and ensure they have access to appropriatecommunity support
▪  Outreach must have good knowledge of all community resources both Indigenous andmainstream including shelter services, food banks, soup kitchens and drop in centres
▪  Outreach support includes referrals to services that provide front line and emergency medicaltreatment, housing, and legal treatment resources
▪  Work in cooperation with existing community outreach projects to ensure effective servicedelivery
▪  Outreach will attend drop in centres, food banks and other community services to connect withwomen and to introduce new women to these service providers
▪  Provide resources to women

  • ▪  Maintain confidential log of contacts and services

  • ▪  Attend staff, community and other meetings as requested by Shelter Director

  • ▪  Prepare resource information and materials for distribution to clients

  • ▪  Replenish resources

  • ▪  Petty cash replenishment and reconciliation.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ▪  Post-secondary education or equivalent experience, with at least 2 years’ experience working with an urban Aboriginal community.

  • ▪  Knowledge of the Indigenous and non-Indigenous service system in Ottawa-Carleton.

  • ▪  Knowledge of programs and supports offered throughout the Ottawa region.

  • ▪  Excellent knowledge of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools.

  • ▪  A strong analysis of the sex trade, homelessness and substance use amongst First Nations, Inuit& Métis women.

  EMPLOYER PREFERENCES:

  • ▪  First Nation, Inuit, Metis, or non-status

 EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS:

  • ▪  Current Criminal Records Check

  • ▪  Valid CPR/First Aid

  • ▪  Must have a clean driver’s abstract

  • ▪  Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • ▪  Excellent computer skills

  • ▪  Evening and some weekend work required

 To apply:Send a cover letter, resume and 3 references to – Kate Holden-Finance/Human Resources Minwaashin Lodge, 2323 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario K1G 4J8
or email to: kholden@minlodge.com


We thank all those that apply; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.