Outreach Worker Full-time Job1 second ago - Public Service - Kelowna - 113 views
Job DetailsHours: 35 hours – Full Time
Wage: Depending on experience
Posted: April 20, 2017
Closing: As soon as filled
Nature of Position:
Provide a range of outreach services and housing support services to the homeless population of Kelowna, with a particular focus on serving the urban Aboriginal community.
These services will include referrals for housing, shelter, medical treatment, food, counselling, and other necessary services.
Workers will accompany clients to appointments when needed and assist clients directly when possible. Position will be responsible for providing services to assist at-risk clients with maintainng housing and transition from supportive housing to market housing when economically feasible. Program staff are responsible for maintaining and developing strong relationships with landlords, assisting clients in accessing rent supplements, and supporting clients in addressing income security issues. The workers will be responsible for maintaining accurate and timely data collection. Communication and public awareness duties may include attendance at community meetings and participation on committees such as PICC. Qualifications:
BSW, Human Service Worker Certificate or equivalent is an asset
Knowledge of homelessness and experience working with Aboriginal community Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and issues Qualified persons of Aboriginal descent will be given preference. Positive, client-centered attitude and the ability to implement effective crisis management techniques Knowledge of community services and the ability to work cooperatively with partner agencies Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: comfortable speaking in front of groups of people Strong organizational skills, including record-keeping Ability to work in a team environment with a wide range of people Ability to work independently and take direction Ability to meet deadlines