The Outreach Coordinator will work directly with newcomers who have been identified as vulnerable and who face intersecting barriers to integration. Barriers include low levels of literacy, lack of formal education, low English language abilities, limited coping skills, minimal or no urban living experience, trauma, isolation, mental and physical health challenges, and more. These high-needs families and individuals will require intensive support, frequent touchpoints (weekly or more often), and service flexibility.
The Outreach Coordinator will provide counselling and using a strengths-based approach, will work with these individuals and their families to develop a plan and implementation strategy to support them while they work towards achieving their goals.
This position will require an individual able to provide mental health counselling, conduct assessments, as well as arrange, coordinate, monitor, evaluate, and advocate for appropriate services to meet the specific complex needs of clients and their families. Typical hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; however, evenings and weekends may be required to provide necessary supports for clients.
the Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Ø Provide one-on-one counselling to clients;
Ø Support clients through group counselling sessions and be available to provide itinerant services;
Ø Travel to client’s homes and other community locations to provide supports;
Ø Identify clients’ short and long term goals;
Ø Document each client session and prepare progress reports and monthly reports; and
Ø Develops relationships and partnerships with community agencies.
In order to succeed in this role, the candidate must possess the following:
Ø A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a registered Member of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers;
Ø A minimum of one year of supervised clinical counselling experience working with individuals, families and groups, preferably in a mental health program or family services setting;
Ø Knowledge of various mental health conditions and their etiology, and optimal plans for treatment and intervention;
Ø High degree of comfort in dealing with co-occurring mental health issues, violence and abuse, and histories of trauma;
Ø Well developed case management, assessment and counselling skills, including familiarity with a variety of theoretical and practice approaches.
Ø Knowledge of cross-cultural issues and be culturally sensitive; and
Ø Knowledge of community resources, eligibility requirements for specific services, and referral procedures.
Funding for this position is in place until March 31, 2021; however, we hope to secure more funding to allow the position to continue.
If this sounds like the role for you, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations ASAP. We look forward to meeting you.
Job Type: Contract