Outreach Support Worker 1
Regional Services
Brandon, Manitoba
POSTING #AU-REG-089-22

New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization that works to provide responsive and individualized services that foster the hopes and dreams of people and their communities.

Regional Services provides a range of resources offered by New Directions in areas outside of the city of Winnipeg. These services include Adult Home share, 24/7 residential settings, Supported Independent living, and Outreach Support. Adult Family Supports and Outreach provides services for adults living in various settings including the family home, and transitional or long-term care facilities. The Outreach Worker is a role that focuses on building relationships, assessing the community’s needs, offering services, and overcoming challenges that may be faced during transition.

If you would like to help build a community that values all people and interested in supporting individuals to meet their full potential, APPLY TODAY.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Deliver individualized training and care for individuals in compliance with healthcare professionals’ instructions and other specific guidelines
• Medication administration
• Handle crisis and emergencies according to protocol
• Accompany individuals to appointments/meetings with related professionals at the direction of the Supervisor
• Provide transportation to various locations throughout the community
• Complete all documentation as required (e.g. Incident Reports, shift logs, timesheets and mileage/expense claim forms)
• Perform household chores including but not limited to grocery shopping, meals preparation, cleaning, and budgeting
• Ensure Fire Safety and Public Health Standards are maintained

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• High School Diploma or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with post-secondary education in the area(s) of disability services, addictions, mental health, and related education
• Valid First Aid & CPR
• Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI) certification and American Sign Language (ASL) are considered assets
• A valid Class 5 driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle
• Satisfactory reference check from one direct supervisor

SKILLS & ABILITIES:
• Ability to transfer knowledge and awareness into behaviors and expectations recognized as appropriate by members of identified cultures and by people with lived experience
• Effective problem-solving ability & strong communication skills
• The ability to work independently and as a part of a team
• Willingness to practise compassion, empathy, integrity and promote self-advocacy
• Basic computer proficiency
• Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with a person-centred care philosophy

WHAT WE OFFER:
• Industry competitive wage
• Work-life balance and positive leadership
• Growth and training
• Flexible schedule

The salary for this casual position is $15.13 per hour, based on education and/or experience.

The successful candidate will be subject to Criminal Record, Child/Adult Abuse Registry, and Prior Contact checks. In addition, applicants will be required to provide a copy of their current Driver’s Abstract.

With a commitment to health and safety and in order to continue our mission “to provide responsive and individualized services”, New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults & Families requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment for all new employees. (Exceptions and accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, reasonable supporting documentation will be required.)

Interested applicants may forward their resume and cover letter to:

Recruitment Team
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adult and Families
437 Tupper Street N, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 1X4
E-mail: employment.regional@newdirections.mb.ca

Please include the job posting number AU-REG-089-22 in your email subject line and/or in your cover letter. Applications without a job posting number quoted may not be considered. This position will remain open until the vacancy has been filled.

Applicants who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are encouraged to apply directly to employment.DeafHH@newdirections.mb.ca, for an accessible application and selection process.

We thank all applicants for their interest in New Directions; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

New Directions is committed to equity and diversity and especially welcomes applications from persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and newcomers to Canada. We strive for a skilled workforce that reflects the diversity of the people we support and contributes to the diversification of ideas.

Accommodations for accessibility purposes are available for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To apply for this job email your details to employment.regional@newdirections.mb.ca