CRUF Move Coordinator
MetroWorks – Peer Outreach Support Services & Education (POSSE) Project
Project Assistant / Youth Outreach Worker
Operating under the umbrella of Metroworks, Peer Outreach Support Services & Education is a new cutting edge youth driven, peer based, harm reduction and human rights education, support services and street level outreach project for youth, ages 15-30. We will be operating in Windsor / West Hants, Sipekne’katik, and Sackville, home base being in Windsor.
Job Overview: You will be reporting to the Project Manager, to assist with the delivery of POSSE Project, including: planning, co- facilitating trainings, providing safe non-judgemental support, referrals, street level outreach, evaluation, and administrative tasks as required. Candidates must be able to work well with diverse and marginalized youth populations including: youth, LGBTQ2I+, First Nations, African Nova Scotian’s, immigrants, homeless or housing insecure, substance users, sexually exploited youth, people living with mental illness, etc. The project will engage youth with lived experiences to assist them with developing the skills needed to be peer support workers and to engage with other youth that are struggling in their communities. In addition, this position will also work with stakeholders, community partners, and the broader community. This position requires someone who works collaboratively with others, is motivated, a self-starter, works well independently, and is adaptable to work a variety of tasks. Candidates must be comfortable facilitating workshops and speaking to groups. Must be versed in Microsoft office, social media platforms, and comfortable using databases. This is a 15 month contract position.
Assist with project set up and delivery as required including:
Planning and project development.
Recruit youth participation.
Assist in the development and delivery of workshops.
Comfortable walking outside, starting and holding conversations with youth on a street level.
Physically able to walk distances in the summer and fall months.
Drive to various locations for training and outreach activities.
Meaningfully engage youth as experts in their own lives and their own needs.
Assist in the development and delivery of project evaluation.
Able to transport youth.
Ability to adapt well to various situations.
To provide support to youth and advocate on their behalf
Assess and mitigate youth barriers.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Attend meetings as required.
Administration tasks as required.
All other duties as needed.
A combination of education and experience / or Social Services Diploma / or BA in Social Work working with marginalized youth populations.
Strong understanding of harm reduction policies and practices
Must be culturally competent, understanding historical trauma through colonization and marginalization of First Nations people.
Strong ability to work meaningfully with youth.
Strong ability to work from a human rights, gender based analysis, and anti-oppression lens
Ability to facilitate groups and perform individual counselling
Conflict resolution experience
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to write effectively
High level of interpersonal skills
High level of multi-tasking skills
Sensitivity to various barriers experienced by marginalized youth
Ability to conduct street level outreach
Experience in computer technology
Must have own vehicle
A clean driving abstract, able to insure vehicle to transport youth
Assets: previous lived experience as a marginalized youth. Fluent in Mi’kmaw considered an asset.
Hours: 30 hours per week, mostly afternoons into the evenings, with some weekends (daytime hours), at $20.00 / hr.
Apply via email to: email@example.com by January 13th, 2019.