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  • Full Time
  • Thunder Bay
  • 2022-08-16

Website Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

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.

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