Mar 06, 2023

STORM/HT Outreach Worker (female) - Full Time

  • Minwaashin Lodge
Full time Family and Social Services

Job Description

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
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.

Employer Preferences:

  • First Nation, Inuit, Métis, 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
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