Position reports to: Shelter Director, Oshki Kizis Lodge
Location: Oshki Kizis Lodge
Work Conditions: High Risk
Closing date: Until filled
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications
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.
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 are
homeless or street involved
Assist First Nation, Inuit, & Métis in times of crisis and ensure they have access to appropriate
Outreach must have good knowledge of all community resources both Indigenous and
mainstream including shelter services, food banks, soup kitchens and drop in centres
Outreach support includes referrals to services that provide front line and emergency medical treatment, housing, and legal treatment resources
Work in cooperation with existing community outreach projects to ensure effective service delivery
Outreach will attend drop in centres, food banks and other community services to connect with women 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
Petty cash replenishment and reconciliation.
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.
First Nation, Inuit, Metis, or non-status
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org