Careers with MYS

StreetReach Outreach Worker, Shelter - Thompson, Manitoba - Perm/FT

Application deadline: 21-08-2020

SUMMARY: The Street Reach Outreach Worker will focus on providing outreach services for high-risk children and youth who are in danger of becoming victims of sexual exploitation, or who have already become victims of sexual exploitation. The Street Reach - Outreach Worker is responsible for a combination of direct street outreach, investigation and tracking of high risk and at-risk youth. They must maintain good working relationships with partnering agencies such as the RCMP, relevant agencies, social workers, family members and caregivers. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES; 
• Participate in community outreach activities in the priority neighborhoods, in partnership with other outreach services and RCMP.
• Engage and develop relationships with high-risk youth in their placements (group homes, foster homes, family homes) and at places they frequent (malls, drop-in centers, school grounds, street locations, etc.).
• Act as an advocate, and provide general information and referral services to high-risk youth on addiction, health, housing, employment, education, recreation and other services.
• Educate and provide information on all specialized services for sexually exploited children and youth to Child Welfare Workers and parents.
• Respond to requests to locate and return children and youth that have been placed on High Risk Victims (HRV) list to placement or families, with assistance from the RCMP and other community members as needed.
• Search children as required
• Search residences or businesses as required
• Transport children to child welfare placements or guardians residences
• Follow Health and Safety policies and standards
• Utilize radios to ensure immediate communication with other outreach workers and Program Coordinator or Manager of Street Reach 
• Maintain detailed and accurate documentation as per policies and standards and and accurate statistics
• Identify and report predators/people sexually exploiting children/youth, as well as identify locations where children/youth are being sexually exploited.
• Work independently with little supervision while performing outreach activities and also as a cohesive member of a diverse team.
• Maintain up-to-date files and records of individuals served, outreach services provided and other general reporting as assigned.
• All other duties as outlined on the job description 
• Participates in regular supervision with the Program Coordinator, including all required performance reviews. Work within agency Policies, procedures and philosophy of Street Reach 

QUALIFICATIONS;
• Degree or Diploma in social services, Diploma/Certificate in Child & Youth Care, or other relevant discipline with a minimum of three to four years of experience in front line work, including outreach services, other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
• Must have an understanding of the Child and Family Services Act as well as knowledge of provisions in CFS Act and Criminal Code of Canada in relation to Prostitution, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse offenses.
• Knowledge of child sexual exploitation, addiction issues, and other relevant health, justice and social issues faced by Indigenous children/youth.
• Knowledge of community agencies/programs that are considered specialized to work with exploited high risk children/youth in the community.
• Proven, excellent written communication and documentation skills to maintain reports and client files along with documentation that may be required by law enforcement and child welfare agencies. An excellent ability to develop working relationships with law enforcement, child welfare agencies and other key stakeholders
• Awareness of the high risk communities/areas or places that children/youth are being  exploited and or placed at risk 
• Must have excellent physical and emotional health. 
• Must have valid driver’s license (Provide Drive in Force Documentation) 
• Must have Emergency First Aid and Non Violent Crisis Intervention training.
• 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 done within the last 3 months;

SALARY RANGE:  $50,820 - $62,962 Depending on qualifications per annum. This position is also entitled to a Northern allowance equal to an additional five percent (5%) of the salary. 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 – August 21, 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:

Macdonald Youth Services  – Kisewatisiwin Program
102-83 Churchill Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 0L6 
Fax: 204.778.7778
Email: careers@mys.mb.ca
Online: http://www.mys.ca/careers

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.
 

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