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Wellness Outreach Worker

Anticipated start date: January 3, 2021 (Negotiable)
Hours: 37.5 hours a week (some flexibility, between 9am-5pm, Monday- Friday)
Term: FT Permanent
Salary Range: $18-21 /hour
Benefits: Group disability, life insurance, pension, health and dental package, EAP, 6% vacation

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with families through outreach activities and connect families to resources both within the family resource centre and the wider community
  • Meet families where they are at and approach wellness promotion with creativity and collaboration with community members and stakeholders
  • Support individual participants with health and wellness related inquiries through referrals, advocacy, and system navigation support
  • Develop, plan, facilitate, and evaluate wellness outreach activities based on participant needs, such as interactive workshops on health and wellness related topics, peer-support groups, and community events
  • Manage health and wellness resources including harm reduction supplies and ensure they are accessible in the family resource centre
  • Collaborate with team members to co-develop and co-facilitate group programming such as parenting classes, personal development workshops, and other community development activities
  • Communicate health and wellness information suited to participants’ needs in an accurate, comprehensive and accessible way
  • Collaborate, develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with partner organizations and create opportunities for connections and referrals
  • Stay current on research and trends related to the physical, mental, and emotional, and cultural health and wellness of children and families and to issues relevant to WFP participants
  • Bridge connections between participants and cultural supports in the community
  • Bridge connections between participants and mental health supports in the community
  • Maintain accurate records and submit quarterly and annual reports
  • Participate collaboratively in broader family resource centre initiatives such as staff meetings, committees, community events, and drop-in service provision

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong interpersonal and community engagement skills, including a demonstrated ability to connect with community members with diverse backgrounds and needs
  • University degree or certificate in relevant field (such as public health, social work, community development, etc) an asset; other combination of relevant knowledge and experience will be considered
  • Experience or training in areas such as Sexual Health, Harm Reduction, Group Facilitation and Mental Health
  • Familiarity with local resources and organizations offering services which contribute to the social determinants of health
  • Experience delivering information related to health and wellness through a trauma-informed, anti-racist, harm reduction focused, and anti-oppressive lens
  • Experience advocating for individuals/families and liaising with systems including CFS, EIA, Healthcare and Justice
  • A strong understanding of the impacts of colonialism, racism, trauma, poverty, and other factors, on the health and well-being of individuals and families
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to self-manage to achieve priorities and meet deadlines
  • Empathy and an approachable, non-judgemental way of interacting with community
  • Self-awareness, integrity, and the ability to balance a caring approach with professional boundaries
  • Strong administrative skills and comfort with tasks including writing, work planning, computer use (Microsoft Office, email), tracking and reporting on statistics and qualitative data collected, file management
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal – ability to adapt to different audiences
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork and effective communication
  • A strengths-based approach to community development
  • Ability to research and find relevant, accurate information and resources

Wolseley Family Place strives to employ a staff team that is inclusive and reflective of the population that we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous and Newcomer applicants, and encourage, but do not require, applicants to self-identify in their cover letter.

To apply: Please send resumes and cover letters by email with subject line “Wellness Outreach Worker” to: managerofprograms@wfpwpg.ca

Closing date: December 13, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Counsellor

Anticipated start date: January 3, 2022 (Negotiable)
Hours: 35 hours a week (some flexibility, between 9am-5pm, Monday- Friday)
Term: 3 year term with possibility of renewal
Salary Range: $28-32 /hour
Benefits and Workplace Environment: Group disability, life insurance, pension, health and dental package, EAP, 6% vacation, private counseling space, flexible and collaborative work environment within a multi-disciplinary team, internal referrals and on-site resources

Wolseley Family Place is a multi-service family resource centre providing support, enhancing education, and fostering community. We work together to strengthen children and families on the challenging journey of living and growing. The Counsellor will provide low-barrier therapy to caregivers, parents, and children in the family resource centre. The Counsellor will deliver no-cost services through an empowerment based, trauma-informed and harm-reduction lens, and within the broader context of the social determinants of health.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to caregivers, parents and families who have experienced or are experiencing family conflict, gender-based violence, mental heath related barriers, marginalization, trauma, impacts of colonization, poverty, etc.
  • Provide counselling sessions on site, in person as well as over a virtual platform
  • Maintain a therapeutic environment that is based in harm reduction and anti-oppressive principles
  • Conduct supportive and effective intakes and referrals
  • Manage a schedule of up to 20 counselling sessions per week
  • Provide advocacy for counselling participants
  • Maintain regular communication with other Wolseley Family Place staff and work as a team to provide support, connections to WFP programs, and holistic, responsive support to families
  • Participate in circles of support, meetings and other communication with external agencies and other supports as requested by counselling participants
  • Carefully document participation and results and maintain accurate and confidential records in support of program reporting and evaluation
  • Participate in broader initiatives of the family resource centre such as family outings, special events, committees, staff meetings, professional development, and daily operations
  • Comply with COVID 19 public health orders as an employee working with vulnerable populations, including showing proof of vaccination or completing regular rapid testing

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Education as pertains to the role; Baccalaureate Degree in a relevant health or social science field required; Master’s degree in clinical therapy or related field preferred (MSW, MFT)
  • Current registration and good standing with an appropriate licensing body required (employer will reimburse successful candidate for registration fees)
  • Experience providing counselling services to individuals who have been impacted by gender-based violence, mental health related barriers, and complex trauma
  • A strong understanding of the impacts of colonialism, racism, poverty, and other factors, on the lives of individuals and families
  • Knowledge of local community resources
  • Understanding of the challenges related to navigating systems such as CFS, EIA, Justice and ability to provide effective advocacy
  • Knowledge of child development and parenting, through education and/or lived experience
  • Empathy and an approachable, non-judgemental way of interacting with community
  • Self-awareness, integrity, and the ability to balance a caring approach with professional boundaries
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills and comfort with tasks including writing, work planning, computer use (Microsoft Office, email), tracking and reporting on statistics and qualitative data collected, file management
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal – ability to adapt to different audiences
  • A collaborative approach to teamwork
  • Sensitivity to and demonstrated ability to work in a cross-cultural context with diverse populations

Wolseley Family Place strives to employ a staff team that is inclusive and reflective of the population that we serve. We especially welcome applications from Indigenous and Newcomer applicants, and encourage (but do not require) applicants to self-identify in their application.

To apply: Please send resumes and cover letters by email to: managerofprograms@wfpwpg.ca

Closing date: December 6, 2021

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.