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Within the context of a culturally relevant client and family-centred model, and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Overdose Prevention Services Outreach Worker works collaboratively as a member of the assigned First Nations Overdose Prevention Services team. Ensures the client’s self-identified goals for safety, recovery and community connection are supported by appropriate services and practices, and are consistent with the values of self-determination/choice, harm reduction, and cultural safety and humility. Monitors clients by methods such as observing client’s health condition and environment. Arranges, plans, escorts and accompanies as necessary, designated / marginalized individuals on appointments, errands and other activities. Creates linkages to other community resources and programs. Assists clients in accessing benefits or assistance as appropriate and provides brief planning and coordination on issues related to substance use, opioid agonist therapy, overdose prevention and harm reduction. Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, administers medication to clients and provides medication reminders. Liaises and works with community resources and healthcare providers. Provides basic health-promoting information and promotes development of life-skills to clients.
Performs a variety of general clerical duties, attends meetings and participates in patient care planning and coordination.
The Outreach Worker provides services primarily at a fixed/mobile site locations within the assigned local First Nation community with outreach conducted as needed and/or as the program requires. The services provided reach a diverse group of people that use substances, including those who identify as Indigenous, youth, LGBTQ2S and POC.
Education, Training, and Experience:
Completion of Substance Use Certificate, plus one year’s recent related experience working with clients with substance use issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge of Indigenous health approaches, protocol and cultural issues.
Valid BC driver’s license and vehicle.
Current CPR certificate.
Skills and Abilities
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