Outreach worker ID: 67848

Deadline Date: 2022/02/22

Location:  Thunder Bay

OKC involves families in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university.  The candidate must be a graduate of a post-secondary degree or diploma program.  The position will be a first full-time employment in the candidate’s field of study. Sponsored by the NOHF. 

Posting Date:
2022/02/22
City:
 Thunder Bay
Province:
 
Address:
 
Start Date:
 2021/11/22
Type:
 Full-Time
Hours:
 35
Wage:
 16.79
Number of positions:
 1
Days of work:
 
Occupation:
 
Duties:
 
  • Work with the Planning Team and Community Support Worker to identify and develop their skills as a managing Board
  • Promote the community development process and provide opportunities to build a stronger sense of community
  • Ensure that our outreach tool of door-knocking is implemented on a regular basis to identify families in need of support and to explore the issues facing families with young children and following up on those contacts
  • Respond to identified needs by providing programs and activities that people have identified
  • Work directly with the Community Support Worker and Planning Team to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and activities
  • Model positive communication and problem-solving strategies
  • Ensure the resource centres maintain healthy standards of cleanliness and repair
  • Link with community resources when appropriate
  • Provide the participants with opportunities to develop skills that promote their children’s health as well as build a stronger sense of community
  • Work in partnership with other staff for program delivery
  • Identify and refer families to other community supports as required re:  counselling, anger management, mental health
  • Maintain centre documentation
  • Bring families together to get to know their community
  • Engage families in programs that they have identified that they would like to have
  • Work closely with the Community Support Worker to develop programs for families and share resources
  • Networking in the community area to build new relationships with families
  • Planning events in the community
  • Assist with programs (cooking classes with adults and teens, crafts, virtual programs)
  • Building partnerships with other community organizations (organizing meetings, setting agendas, and looking for new untapped opportunities)
    Qualifications:
    • Degree or diploma in health promotion, social services, group facilitation, adult education, community development, Native Child and Family, Early Childhood Education
    • Must not have been employed in a job related to their education
    Misc.:
     
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • A positive attitude and an ability to make people feel comfortable at the door
    • Respect for families on a limited income and sensitivity to their issues
    • Responsive to the needs of a multi-cultural and diverse community
    • Respect for and maintenance of confidentiality
    • Ability to work independently
    • Must be dependable
    • Flexible
    • Must be able to work flexible hours
    • Car and valid driver’s license 2 million Liability

    ASSETS

    • First Aid & CPR
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Safe Talk Training
    • Safe food handling
    Closing Date/Apply by:
    2022/02/22
     
    How To Apply:
    Send resume and cover letter to margaret@ourkidscount.ca  

    we have one position opening immediately and another one that will be opening at the start of February.

    It is a little bit of a process for approval then interview then final approval could take a few weeks so apply early if you qualify 

    Employer Contact Information

    Contact Name:
     Margaret Hajdinjak
    Position Title:
     Program Manager
    Company Name:
     Our Kids Count
    Address:
     704 McKenzie Street
    City:
     Thunder Bay
    Province:
     Ontario
    Postal Code:
     P7C 3L4
    Phone:
     807-623-0292 ext 229
    E-mail:
     margaret@ourkidscount.ca
    Web Address:
     //www.ourkidscount.ca