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Outreach Worker(s)

    FULL-TIME TERM POSITION

This is a full-time Permanent Position for the Peerless Trout First Nation and will report directly to the Healing Centre Director, Helen Starr. PTFN is seeking for a highly motivated, dedicated and responsible person to fill the position as an Outreach Worker; and will be responsible and accountable for the identification of social issues within the communities of Peerless Lake and Trout Lake.

The Outreach Worker will work in collaboration with other agencies to develop and implement effective socially preventative programs designed to strengthen the families and quality of life and reach out to the PTFN members. “Many members are not visible in the community agencies or seek assistance, so we reach out to them”. 

The successful candidate must be able to work the occasional evening and weekend shift if needed and must be open to participating in any required training.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREA:

  1. Facilitation of Community and group presentation;
  2. Works with the family’s unit as part of a developed plan;
  3. Works with the community at large as part of prevention strategy;
  4. Participates in the case Management process;
  5. Helps in referral process to other services;
  6. Advocates for the individuals and families;
  7. Conducts home visits as deemed necessary;
  8. Provides crisis debriefing as deemed necessary;
  9. Development of wellness plans for clients, including goal setting;
  10. Works closely with local elders to ensure cultural component is integrated;
  11. Works collaboratively with the other programs and services, locally and regionally;
  12. Helps create and maintain statistics, date, and information on project;
  13. Regular reporting and updates as per requirements;
  14. Other related duties as deemed necessary by the coordinator;

Requirements:

Education:   Post-Secondary education in Human Services, such as social work, psychology, counselling would be an asset. A combination of education, training and experience may also be considered.

Skills & Experience: Experience and skills: Has experience working with First Nations children, youth and families. Experience in partnership activities. Group facilitation is required. Able to understand and/ or speak the Cree language. Ability to work in a team environment.

Additional requirements:

Must have current & valid Alberta driver’s license; own vehicle or access to vehicle with $2M auto liability insurance; Intervention Record Check and Criminal Record Check clearances; submit to oath of confidentiality; personal telephone or access to telephone.

Be willing to adhere to agency drug & alcohol policy; Alcohol and drug testing pre-screening may apply; ability to speak and/or understand the Cree language a strong asset.

Please submit a cover letter and resume citing the position title in the email subject line via email to: Hr@ptfn.net. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Until Suitable Candidate is found

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