SUMMARY OF THE POSITION
Person who participates to the identification of needs in a neighborhood or sector and informs and refers the clientele to the appropriate resources.
The outreach worker under the supervision of Uschiniichisuu coordinator in the CMC is responsible for providing culturally sensitive health and psychosocial awareness to youth and young adults meeting them in their settings. The outreach worker will also participate and organize workshops and activities about various health topics with youths and families. Activities and workshops will be conducted in accordance to other community programs and youth needs identified with youth and families. The outreach worker will focus on building trust relationships with youth and provide them with support, solutions, resources and promote participation to traditional and land-based programming in order to address youth’s mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs within the community. While working in close collaboration with frontline workers in the Uschiniichisuu department, the outreach worker will create links with community organizations to facilitate contacts and readily services for youth and families. Main activities include but not exclusive:
• Establish links and relationships with community members with emphasis on youth and young adults (youth, young adults, parents, elders…);
• Act as a mentor and counsel youth to encourage social inclusion and reduce unhealthy behavior;
• Develop links and maintain effective working relationships with other community services and organizations.
• Maintain activity reporting and statistic monitoring;
• Actively contribute and participate to meetings, trainings and evaluations;
• Actively participate to specific training and mentoring provided by Public Health Uschiniichisuu (HEY).
• Stationary outreach: Planning and coordinating workshops and activities for youth and conduct workshops and activities to advocate for healthy behavior with youth and their families;
• Street outreach: Reach out and engage youth and at-risk youth in their setting.
• High School Diploma;
• Community health or health diploma would be an asset.
• 2 years experience working with youth.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of Cree culture, traditions, and way of life;
• Knowledge of social and health issues with young Cree people;
• A good knowledge of community and healthcare services;
• Knowledge of harm reduction approach concerning alcohol and drug abuse, addiction and dependencies;
• Ability to communicate and transfer knowledge and basic life skills to youth as applied to coaching and training;
• Excellent liaison, networking and advocacy skills;
• Strong report writing, communication and computer skills;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule (evenings and week-ends);
• Have Autonomy, independence and adaptation abilities;
• Autonomous, flexible, discrete and empathic;
• Strong work ethic and being strict and respectful in regards to confidential matters.
• Fluent in Cree and English.
• Valid driver’s license is an asset.
• Requires flexible hours: according to client needs.
Other ways to apply
Please forward your resume to:
Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay
With your application, please make sure to specify the posting number and the job title.
We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.
Life in Eeyou Istchee
We are the Cree of Eeyou Istchee. We call ourselves Eeyou and Eenou. Our name means simply “the people”. Clients of the CBHSSJB include the almost 18,000 people residing in the nine Cree communities and scattered throughout the territory at hunting camps, mine sites, hydro-electric installations and logging camps.
The best way to experience the Cree way of life is by participating in community and cultural activities. Most communities have an ice rink, fitness centre and a gymnasium. Several communities, including Chisasibi, have indoor pools. Ask the Community Health Representative or Community Organizer at the clinic about opportunities to participate in Cree cultural activities such as walking out ceremonies. The region offers some of the world’s best fishing, canoeing, hiking and snowmobiling.