Full Time, Permanent
Thunder Bay
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1 – Permanent Full Time Position
Closing Date:  August 16, 2022

Under the direction of the Youth Outreach Service Manager and/or Youth Outreach Team Leader, the Youth Outreach Worker is responsible for promoting engagement of at-risk youth and their families in community and increasing youth access to opportunities.  Youth Outreach activities occur off-site in high priority communities and/or neighbourhood locations or settings.  Responsibilities focus on referral services for at-risk youth and include the support and encouragement necessary to help youth make use of those referrals.  The Youth Outreach Worker facilitates youth movement through traditional and/or non-traditional support or emergency services to case management, housing, education and/or employment.  This position requires regular evening hours and flexible scheduling.

Qualifications and Requirements: A minimum three year Child and Youth Worker Diploma is preferred.  A diploma or degree in a related field in combination with related experience may be considered. The following work experience is required; Direct experience with at-risk populations for a minimum of 2 years and; Experience in harm reduction, safety planning and crisis intervention and; Demonstrated ability to work co-operatively and negotiate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team of service providers and; Experience in working with diverse cultures and communities and; Knowledge of and sensitivity to the life experiences and needs of the youth community combined with previous youth outreach and/or community development experience. Candidates without the specific education qualifications and where the position does not require certified qualification to practice, but who possess an appropriate combination of experience and other academic qualifications will also be considered.

Hours of Work:  35 per week

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Must have: Satisfactory Criminal Records Search; must possess a valid Standard First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain one; must participate in and qualify for certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training provided by the Agency; ability to work flexible hours as determined by the Unit Manager or designate in relation to service delivery requirements; must posses a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and have access to a personal vehicle.

Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Dilico is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Dilico gives preference to Anishinabek people.

Post expires at 3:00pm on Tuesday August 16th, 2022

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