Outreach Workers – On-call casual

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#14.20 Outreach Workers –On-call Casual

This posting is open to all qualified applicants.

Be part of a dynamic team that provides daily support to citizens in the downtown of Victoria.

Our Place Society is a community center serving Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens.  We work as a team to create a nurturing atmosphere of home and family, where all are welcomed. A team approach is critical to living out our mission and values and to directing our work.

Position Overview

The Outreach Worker participates directly in the provision of services, resolves difficult or sensitive issues or problems and maintains a welcoming environment for a diverse homeless population, including people with mental or physical disabilities, people with addictions, women and aboriginal people.


Under the direction of the Manager, Outreach:

Acts as an advocate on behalf of family members, working for rightful justice and fair treatment, taking appropriate action to assist.
Monitors computer lab, hygiene area, drop-in floor, courtyard and bathrooms.
Maintains open lines of communication between various areas of OPS.
Maintains a professional yet compassionate relationship with family members.
Ensures program delivery is consistent with the OPS vision.
Cross training in housing may be available.
Education, Abilities and Experience:
The ideal candidates will possess a related undergraduate degree or related diploma with training in mental illness/ addictions/special needs and their related issues. Programs such as: Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, Social Service Worker Certificate Programs or equivalent experience.
 Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction.
Good interpersonal skills. Must display tact and diplomacy.
Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
Ability to problem solve and deal with conflict effectively.

Working Conditions/Compensation:Compensation:

$ 18.23 per hour starting wage.

Hours and shifts may vary – must be available for a variety of shifts on-call.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit a covering letter with their resume detailing their related background, experience and qualifications by 4:30 p.m., July 18, 2014 to careers@ourplacesociety.com or to Our Place Society, Attention Careers, 919 Pandora Ave, Victoria, B.C. V8V 3P4. Please quote “File 14.20 “Outreach Worker – Casual” in the subject line.