• Full Time
  • Ohsweken, ON
  • Applications have closed

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OUTREACH WORKER 023-22-2

CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH, HEALTH SERVICES

Full-Time

Applications will be received by Six Nations of the Grand River and Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT) up until 4:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, for the Outreach Worker with Child & Youth Health, Health Services Department.  The Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form, Job Posting and Job Description are available for printing from the www.greatsn.com website.  Online applications accepted through https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/. NO LATE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applicants from Six Nations and other First Nations will be given preference to deliver programs and services in a First Nations community.

JOB SUMMARY: The Outreach Worker reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child & Youth Health Team Manager. The Outreach Worker supports at-risk youth and high-risk children & youth and their families to better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities to improve child & youth outcomes. As well as designs, develops, plans, and implements programs for children & youth in the community. The Outreach Worker works within the policies and procedures established by Six Nations of the Grand River.

Type Full Time
Closing Date  January 19, 2022
Term Full Time
Hours of Work  35 hours
Wage TBD

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College diploma in Social Work or Child and Youth Worker or related discipline with 2 years of related experience working with high risk/at risk youth
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Good knowledge of the Six Nations Community and Brant
  • Six Nations band member preferred
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and diverse needs of children & youth,
  • Knowledge of local program and services children for youth and local children & youth populations; identities and cultural backgrounds of at-risk children & youth in underserved areas, providing services within an understanding of anti-oppression, youth-friendly and client-centered approach
  • Skilled in establishing trusting relationships with children & youth, comfort approaching individuals/groups and beginning conversations and building rapport;
  • Willingness to maintain ongoing professional competency

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: (Choose one method ONLY):

Method #1:  Online

  1. Please visit: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/sixnations/ to access our job board and follow the directions to apply.
  2. Please ensure all required documents are provided/uploaded with your application package, which include:
    1. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
    2. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
    3. Copy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  3. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Melissa Stefureak, Staffing Officer at 519-445-2223 ext 5727 or via email at recruitment@sixnations.ca.

Method #2: GREAT – Applications must include all of the following:

  1. Printed, filled in and authorized Six Nations of the Grand River Application for Employment Form.
  2. Cover letter including your band name and number (if applicable). Please indicate in your letter how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.
  3. Recent resume clearly identifying that you meet the Basic Qualifications of this position as stipulated above.
  4. Photocopy of your education diploma/degree/certificate and transcript.
  5. Place all documents listed above in a sealed envelope and mail to or drop off at:

 

Outreach Worker – Full Time – 023-22-2

c/o Reception Desk

Grand River Employment & Training (GREAT)

P.O. Box 69, 16 Sunrise Court

Ohsweken, Ontario  N0A 1M0

POSITION DESCRIPTION – HEALTH SERVICES

POSITION TITLE:      Community Outreach Worker – Child & Youth Health

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to and works under the direction and supervision of the Child and Youth Health Team Manager at Six Nations Health Services.

PURPOSE & SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The Youth Outreach worker supports:

  • At-risk youth and high-risk children & youth and their families to better navigate and connect with services and pro-social opportunities in their communities to improve child & youth outcomes.
  • Designs, develops, plans, and implements programs for children & youth in the community

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Technical Functions:

  1. Develops a Youth Outreach strategy and work plan
  2. Engages at-risk youth (including youth with diverse needs, identities, cultural backgrounds, LGBTQ, young parents, indigenous, non-indigenous, newcomers, etc.) in accordance with the Stages of Change intervention model adapted for the Youth Outreach Worker Program.
  3. Supports youth to identify their needs, goals, aspirations, skills and abilities as well as barriers to accessing services.
  4. Providing youth with general information, contacts, referrals and support as needed to build assets and address needs (e.g., housing, employment, education, health care and recreation; social and emotional issues).
  5. Engage parents and family members through self-referrals, parent groups, faith communities, etc., and provide information on parenting and other supports and services available to children, youth and families.
  6. Facilitates programming for youth Drop-In programs.
  7. Work with youth, parents and family members, schools, police and youth service providers to advocate for and improve access to programs, services and opportunities for youth.
  8. Build partnerships with a wide range of community agencies, businesses and informal community groups to offer programs that engage children & youth to develop their knowledge, skills and interests (e.g. arts and culture, volunteering, civic engagement, recreation, life skills).
  9. Identify emerging issues, service gaps and opportunities for action to build community capacity.

 

 

Communications Functions:

  • Works with other team members to ensure work plan is managed.
  • Follows pre-established work plan.
  • Accurately documents work plan activities.
  • Considers cost effectiveness when planning activities.
  • Collaborates with the Team Manager.
  • Work plan is evaluated against established expectations.
  • Cost effective programs are delivered.
  • The Youth Outreach Worker is accountable for maintaining quality service and care.

Administrative Functions:

  • Prepares written reports as requested
    • Monthly
    • Quarterly
    • Annually
  • Ensures client receives quality service and care and is knowledgeable.

Other Functions:

  • Performs other related duties as may reasonably be required by the Child and Youth Team Manager.
  • Provides support to the Six Nations Emergency Measures Plan by ensuring awareness of the Emergency Measures Plan and assistance as instructed by the Director of Health Services

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Work requires physical activity and mental stress; requires working inside/outside; requires travel; requires extensive interaction with the public; subject to interruptions, deadlines, unscheduled hours.
  • Work requires the ability to prioritize tasks, work independently with minimal supervision, cope with many demands and time restraints.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

With the Child and Youth Team Manager

Receives direction, guidance and discusses plans, priorities or actions to ensure tasks are done efficiently and effectively, receives instruction and supervision.

With Other Staff

Promotes courtesy, cooperation and teamwork with all staff.

With the Public

Represents and promotes the health service interests of Six Nations; works in a courteous, cooperative, positive and proactive manner.

With External Agencies

Represents and promotes Six Nations interests relative to Health Services, maintains awareness of legislative policy and program changes; seeks to develop, sound professional working relationships.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Minimum Requirements:

  • College diploma in Social Work or Child and Youth Worker or related discipline with 2 years of related experience working with high risk/at risk youth
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Good knowledge of the Six Nations Community and Brant
  • Six Nations band member preferred
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and diverse needs of children & youth,
  • Knowledge of local program and services children for youth and local children & youth populations; identities and cultural backgrounds of at-risk children & youth in underserved areas, providing services within an understanding of anti-oppression, youth-friendly and client-centered approach
  • Skilled in establishing trusting relationships with children & youth, comfort approaching individuals/groups and beginning conversations and building rapport;
  • Willingness to maintain ongoing professional competency

Other Related Skills:

  • A current First Aid including CPR Level C.
  • Understands the importance of confidentiality, and the ability to work with tact and discretion.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have a vehicle and a Class “G” driver’s license.

IMPACT OF ERROR:

Errors in judgement and in the conduct of duties could lead to loss of credibility, poor public relation, confusion, duplication of effort and misinformation being given to the Director of

CONTROL:

Guiding principles set by Health Services Department and Six Nations Elected Council. Works within the administrative policies and procedures established by the Six Nations Elected Council for the Health Services Department and other legislation provided by the respective governments.

Interested applicants: Please be sure to include SNGREC’s Employment Application Form with your submission