JOB TITLE: Street Outreach Worker (4 positions)
REPORTS TO: Team Lead, Street Outreach Team
SALARY: $44,343 - $52,163/year
HOURS: Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
* Please note these positions are only guaranteed for one year, with a possibility of extension dependent on funding *
“Despite great challenges we believe unhealthy cycles can be broken, new opportunities created and, through healing, health restored.”
Would you like to be a part of an organization that works with some of Edmonton’s most vulnerable populations and counts on the professionalism, expertise, insight, and passion of its staff to develop programs and services for the clients they work with? Join us at Boyle Street Community Services.
“We stand with our clients, side by side, patiently and for as long as they want – a constant and consistent caring force”
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) is a values-driven organization that believes our clients are the experts in their own life. Your job will be to foster innovation with your team alongside our clients. If your values are aligned with our values and beliefs listed at: http://boylestreet.org/who-we-are/mission-and-history/, please consider joining our team.
The Street Outreach team works with people who are actively sleeping rough in structures and/or encampments, primarily in parkland, throughout the entirety of the city, with a priority on those who do not have supports elsewhere, to bridge them to resources that will enhance their quality of life for as long as they require them.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Connect with street populations sleeping on public lands through intensive outreach in the River Valley, parks and other public spaces
Build rapport with individuals sleeping rough and gain an understanding of their stories and concerns, and their needs
Connect individuals sleeping rough to resources that will improve their standard of living, such as housing, income, medical supports, and identification, accompany them to appointments, and advocate on their behalf
Connect with businesses, storeowners, community groups, residents, City of Edmonton, EPS, EMS, hospitals and other service agencies that come into contact with individuals frequenting the streets
Liaise between people who are homeless and other stakeholders in the community
Identify service gaps in meeting the needs of people on the streets
Discuss how to have a healthy level of coexistence, tolerance and respect among all the relevant stakeholders, and determine best practice
Degree or equivalent in social services or related field. Candidates without a degree but who have a combination of post-secondary education and related experience will also be considered
Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:
Able to quickly, creatively and ethically solve problems with clients
Proven ability to work in a respectful and client-centered manner
Understands how to use de-escalation techniques
Works with initiative, commitment and enthusiasm; physically fit
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Familiar with entering data into databases, such as the Efforts to Outcomes system
Able to plan and make decisions in a timely, organized and appropriate manner
At least two years of experience delivering community-based services
Knowledge of evidence-based practices, motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioural techniques
Particular expertise developing and monitoring case plans
Experience networking with a range of partners and stakeholders
Excellent knowledge and understanding of poverty-related issues, trends and services, particularly within, but not limited to the urban Indigenous population
Local travel on behalf of clients and the agency is required; must have a valid class 5 license, reliable vehicle and clean driver’s abstract
Criminal record and Child and Youth Information Systems checks are required
This unique position requires team members to walk long distances on rugged terrain, carrying bags with supplies that weigh between 20-25 pounds, all year around in all weather conditions.
Please email your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Please include Street Outreach Worker in the subject line on the email and please state how you heard about this position.
Boyle Street Community Services is an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of the communities we serve and are committed to engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. Boyle Street Community Services welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, differently-abled, and LGBTQ2S+ communities.
Clients, staff, and partners are vital members of the Boyle Street team, so we place emphasis on making sure that we address each other correctly. Pronouns are an important part of how we speak about people.
Pronouns might be:
And other pronouns that help individuals to express themselves
At Boyle Street, we use pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures, and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.
And other pronouns to properly address and refer to people in our face-to-face interactions, in verbal introductions, as well as in writing on name tags, email signatures and ID badges. We invite you to let us know how to properly refer to you and your pronouns as you explore finding a professional home with us.
The health and safety of our staff and community members is very important to us. Boyle Street Community Services strongly encourages all staff who are able to obtain full COVID-19 vaccination status, as defined by Alberta Health Services. Employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 may be subject to regular testing requirements at personal expense. Full vaccination may be a requirement for certain positions due to role, site or partnership requirements.