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Reporting to the Care Coordinator and as a member of the assigned multidisciplinary team, the Outreach Support Worker provides Indigenous clients struggling with homelessness and living with substance use/mental illness/chronic medical concerns with outreach community based support services, assists in mental health and substance use treatment, provides life skills training, coaching, emotional and social support, advocacy, information, and resources to clients experiencing mental health, behavioral, and developmental problems and to their caregivers/families, in accordance with an established plan of treatment/care. Motivates, assists, and instructs clients with the activities of daily living, reports clients’ progress and condition, including reactions to medications. Collaborates with the client and other members of the assigned team to meet individual needs and situational requirements by providing information and resources to assist clients to obtain services from other Fraser Health staff, Indigenous communities and organizations, and other external community resources. Works collaboratively with the assigned team to ensure the client’s self-identified goals for recovery and community connection are supported by appropriate services and practices, and are consistent with the values of self-determination/choice and harm reduction. Provides culturally safe and culturally competent services in a variety of environments dependent on the needs of the client.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Diploma in Community Social Services, e.g. Addictions Support Worker, Mental Health Worker, Community Health Worker, or Social Services Worker inclusive of counselling skills training.
Two (2) years recent related experience working with individuals with mental illness/ substance use issues including teaching life skills, experience with Indigenous culture and practices, cultural safety and practices in Indigenous community services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current CPR certificate. Current Food Safe certificate. Valid Class 5 BC Drivers Licence and access to personal vehicle with appropriate business insurance coverage.
Skills and Abilities:
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