Sex Trade Resources for Educating and Empowering Together – (STREET) Outreach Support Worker Sex Trade Resources for Educating and Empowering Together
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Sex Trade Resources for Educating and Empowering Together – (STREET) Outreach Support Worker

Sex Trade Resources for Educating and Empowering Together- (STREET)
Outreach Support Worker
Salary based on Experience

Creating Hope Society is an Indigenous non-profit organization that works with children, youth and families impacted by the ’60s Child Welfare Scoop and supports families impacted by child welfare. CHS’s mission is to create hope for positive change, mend hearts, and contribute to reconciliation through healing the impacts of intergenerational trauma and reconnecting with culture and community.

Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Executive Director/ Program Manager, the Outreach Support Worker serves as an ally to assist individuals involved in street-level sex work in their unique journey. The Outreach Support Worker conducts weekly outreach on city streets and provides support and harm reduction supplies to those in need. The Outreach Support Worker also carries a caseload and can assist individuals with follow-up support. This is a full-time salary position for 35 – 40 hours a week.

Responsibilities:

  • The Outreach Support Worker will provide ongoing follow-up support to individuals at various stages of involvement in the sex trade.
  • The Outreach Support Worker will maintain quality work records, ensuring accurate documentation and records are kept via case notes, assessments and safety plans.
  • To maintain participant files and perform administrative duties related to the program.
  • To ensure reporting requirements, including monthly reports, mid-year reports, yearly program summaries and community updates
  • Communicating through text, email and phone calls with participants, workers, and additional individuals who are a part of the participant’s journey
  • Meeting participants either in-home or transporting participants to and from events and appointments in the community
  • To participate in other Creating Hope Society activities and events such as round dances, community outreach, blanket exercise and more
  • Liaise with community agencies to foster a long-term support network for vulnerable Edmontonians, attend interdisciplinary service team meetings and provide support and advocacy for vulnerable Edmontonians.
  • The STREET Assistant will be involved in outreach, providing direct support, services and harm reduction supplies to individuals.
  • Respond to crises safely and professionally while following all STREET and Creating Hope Society safety protocols.
  • To perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Manager

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • To have a sound understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture and issues
  • Be able to create and maintain professional connections to community resources
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in counselling and case planning
  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques
  • Experience working with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and/or substance abuse cases is considered an asset.
  • Past advocacy experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the neighborhoods, resources and population of Edmonton and the area
  • Ability to both interact and be comfortable with a diverse population
  • Must be detailed-oriented
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible availability, including day, evening and occasional weekend hours

Requirements:

  • Diploma or post-secondary degree in human services, child welfare or justice.
  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • 2 million LPD
  • Child Welfare check
  • Criminal vulnerability check

Please email a cover letter and a resume to info@www.creatinghopesociety.ca
Please, no phone call.

This competition will remain open until we find a suitable candidate.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.