Street Outreach Worker

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 23, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Na-Me-Res
Salary $46,750.00 - Annual
Location Toronto, ON
Category Social Services
Client Na-Me-Res
Contact Information
jobs@nameres.org

POSITION: Street Outreach Worker

LOCATION: Outreach

HOURS: 8am – 4pm

Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence), located in Toronto, is a diverse, multi-service organization.  Our Mission Statement is: Through a culture-based approach that addresses the holistic needs of its clients, Na-Me-Res’ mission is to provide temporary, transitional and permanent housing to Aboriginal men experiencing homelessness in Toronto, while providing outreach and support services to the broader Aboriginal homeless population.

MAIN FUNCTION: To provide confidential case management services including; addressing the basic immediate need of clients, and providing supports on the street at various locations throughout the City. Assisting clients in an effort to effectively live a life away from homelessness toward a more self-sufficient lifestyle. In an effort to create continuum of care we offer support and Aboriginal Specific AfterCare to people who have made the transition from streets to homes. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To enter all client information within “Pirouette”, our client database, as per our funding agreement.
  • Identify type of housing needs including shelter, transitional, supportive, long-term care facilities as we work towards permanent residential setting.
  • Assist and support clients to complete housing applications, to reactivate existing applications and other applications as required.
  • Support and accompany client to housing and other appointments and services when appropriate
  • In partnership with client, develop an “AfterCare” plan which includes follow-up services
  • Assist client in locating and utilizing community resources as supports to maintain their housing
  • Provide eviction prevention and intervention service to clients whose housing security is at risk
  • Participate in regular case management supervision
  • Other duties as identified by their supervisor

      SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Familiarity with housing resources in Toronto
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple jobs effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Able to communicate effectively – Good oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and ability to work with computers
  • A valid Ontario Driver’s License and clean driving abstract is a requirement

      EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • An education in social services or other related discipline or equivalent
  • Several years of experience in a related organization
  • Must pass Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Successful experience working with a diverse population
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture and traditions is an asset

Na-Me-Res encourages Aboriginal applicants (First Nation, Metis, Inuit and those who self-identify). We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are invited to an interview and require accommodation, we will make every effort to accommodate you.

 SALARY: $46,750.00

CLOSING DATE:  Monday November 5, 2018 at 12noon

(Hand delivered resumes will not be accepted, please no phone calls)

A resume and cover letter can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Human Resources

26 Vaughan Road, Toronto, ON M6G 2C4

Fax #:    (416) 652-3138 / Email: jobs@nameres.org

 

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