Emergency Outreach Program Worker

Emergency Outreach Program Worker

SHORT-TERM CONTRACT – ENDING APRIL 30, 2021

Hours:  32 hrs/week with flexibility as required

The Native Women’s Centre provides a secure, empowering environment for women and children fleeing domestic violence and for women suffering from homelessness, addiction or human trafficking. The Emergency Outreach Program will primarily provide food security to vulnerable populations in Hamilton.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Indigenous community who are at risk or are homeless with emergency food, referrals to community resources and workshops, events and education.
  • Provide referrals to services and community resources: life skills, healthy cooking, budgeting, self-esteem building, literacy, parenting classes and motivation.
  • Work with community support agencies to develop integrated approaches for at-risk community members.
  • Take on additional responsibilities as required ensuring smooth operation of Native Women’s Centre programs and services.

Qualifications:

  • A high school graduate or equivalent work/life experience.
  • Successful candidate must possess a valid CPR and First Aid Certificate and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification or willing to obtain.
  • Mandatory CLEAR Criminal Reference and Vulnerable Sector.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community resources and Indigenous community, culture, history and traditions is an asset.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to a maximum of 40 pounds as a repetitive task and duty on a daily basis to ensure continuity of the Emergency Outreach Program.
  • Knowledge of safe lifting techniques to minimize risk of injury.
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills and able to work effectively within a team environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work effectively in an environment which is often stressful and physically demanding.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of people experiencing a crisis.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.