Preventative Outreach Worker

Esk'etemc - AlkaliLake, BC (30+ days ago)

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Provide outreach services to Esk’etemc members seeking services and establish relationships with them to identify their needs and to ensure they are connected to various resources. Engage with and encourage community members to participate in pro-social activities by offering schedules, knowledge of community agencies offering specific activities and workshops, etc. Map and locate family and community networks. Develop and maintain relationships with other service providers and agencies.

The Preventative Outreach worker will work a standard 32-hour work week but must be flexible in scheduling work hours to best accommodate activities, public events and other functions as required. The Preventative Outreach Worker reports to and is supervised by the Community Wellness Manager.

  • Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish supportive relationships with youth/families, working with them personally as needed to encourage their best selves;
  • Connect with community members: go out into the community, facilitating groups and initiating programs, and attend community events;
  • Connect with the Community: liaise with Esk’etemc Health Department, schools, outreach workers, parents, RCMP and related professionals in the field, working with them to promote the well-being of the community;
  • Connect with the Community Wellness department and Wrap-Around group: Be an active, participating member of the department, attending meetings and planning sessions
  • Develop and implement workshops and training; which may include bringing in other professionals
  • Expectations and Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Social Work and/or Human Services diploma with two years of experience
  • Non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention certificate and Mental Health First Aid certificate
  • Criminal record check required
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • Knowledge of Indigenous culture, language, and values, would be an asset
  • Knowledge of Indigenous social issues and experience navigating cross-cultural challenges required
  • Esk’et is a 56KM commute from Williams Lake, BC
  • As per Section 41(1) of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to qualified applicants of First Nations ancestry, with preference given to persons of Secwepemc Ancestry

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $46,592.00 /year


  • outreach: 1 year (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)