Careers with MYS
Full-Time Term Street Outreach Worker - Kisewatisiwin (Thompson, MB)
Application deadline: 29-05-2020
This is a Term position with an ending date of March 31, 2022
This Full-Time position may be filled by 1 Full-Time Position or 2 Part-Time
Please note: Due to the COVID-19 pandmic, interviews for this position may be delayed.
SUMMARY: The Street Reach Outreach Worker will provide services for children and youth at risk, or already victims, of sexual exploitation – through a combination of direct street outreach, investigation and tracking of vulnerable youth.
• Maintain effective working relationships with agency partners, including the RCMP, social workers, family members and caregivers.
• Participate in community outreach activities in priority neighborhoods, in partnership with other outreach services and RCMP.
• Engage and develop relationships with vulnerable youth in healing homes, foster homes and family homes, and places they frequent (malls, drop-in centers, school grounds, street locations, etc.).
• Advocate for vulnerable youth and provide general information and referral services on addiction, health, housing, employment, education, recreation and other services.
• Educate child welfare workers and parents, and provide information on special services for sexually exploited children and youth.
• Respond to requests to locate and return children and youth on High-Risk Victims (HRV) lists to their placement or family, with help from RCMP and other community members as needed.
• Search for children as required; search homes or businesses as required.
• Transport children to child welfare placements or guardian residences,
• Follow all health and safety policies and standards,
• Use radios for instant communication with other outreach workers and Street Reach staff.
• Maintain detailed and accurate documentation and statistics, per policies and standards.
• Identify and report predators and people sexually exploiting minors, as well as locations where sexual exploitation may be occurring.
• Work independently with little supervision while also staying connected as part of a diverse team.
• Maintain up-to-date files and client records on services provided and other general reporting as assigned.
• Participate in regular performance reviews and work within agency policies, procedures and Street Reach philosophies.
• Degree or diploma in social services, diploma/certificate in Child & Youth Care or other relevant discipline with minimum three to four years’ experience in frontline work, including outreach services. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• A solid understanding of the Child and Family Services Act, as well provisions in the CFS Act and Criminal Code of Canada related to prostitution, sexual assault and child abuse offenses.
• Knowledge of child sexual exploitation, addictions, and other relevant health, justice and social issues faced by Indigenous children/youth.
• Knowledge of community agencies/programs that specialize in working with exploited and vulnerable children/youth.
• Effective and proven written communication and documentation skills to maintain reports, client files and other information that may be required by law enforcement and child welfare agencies.
• An excellent ability to develop good working relationships with law enforcement, child welfare agencies and other key stakeholders.
• Awareness of the communities, areas or places where children/youth are at higher risk for exploitation.
• Excellent physical and emotional health.
• Valid driver’s license (and Drive in Force documentation)
• Trained in Emergency First Aid and Non Violent Crisis Intervention.
• Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all completed within the last three months.
SALARY RANGE: $26.87 - $33.29 hourly, depending on qualifications. MYS offers a competitive benefit package.
HOURS OF WORK: This position is required to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, overnights and weekends.
CLOSING DATE: 12:00 pm/noon – May 29, 2020
Applicants must demonstrate in their resume or cover letter how they meet the requirements of the position, quoting the competition number.
Please forward a cover letter and resume (in word or PDF format) prior to the closing date, to:
Attention: Billie-Jo Thompson
Macdonald Youth Services – Kisewatisiwin Program
MYS is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MYS is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities, please visit our website www.mys.ca.