Mar 06, 2023

STORM/HT Outreach Worker (female) - Part Time

  • Minwaashin Lodge
Part time Family and Social Services

Job Description

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.

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 are
    homeless or street involved

  • Assist First Nation, Inuit, & Métis in times of crisis and ensure they have access to appropriate
    community support

  • 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

  • Replenish resources

  • 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

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: