Ground Zero Outreach

Location : Ground Zero

Outreach Worker – Ground Zero

The Saskatoon Downtown Youth Centre Inc. - EGADZ has an exciting opportunity for Outreach Workers interested in full time positions within our new Ground Zero program.

EGADZ is an inter-agency, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide services for hard to serve youth in Saskatoon with the mission to encourage and support them to make choices that improve their quality of life.

Ground Zero is an Emergency Housing project designed to fill gaps in housing support for youth in Saskatoon. Ground Zero Outreach Workers provide services to youth residing in the shelter and with youth the community on both an emergent and long term basis. These services include but are not limited to: emergency planning, advocacy to outside agencies and community organizations, justice support, transportation, and long-term housing support.

The ideal candidates are non judgmental, compassionate and are able to build trusting relationships with youth.

Qualifications:

• Post secondary education in the human services field, equivalent experience or a combination of both

• Demonstrate and practice a healthy lifestyle

 • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with youth, staff and partnering agencies and maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries

 • Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively in an oral and written form

 • Working knowledge of computers (Windows) 

• Knowledge of Aboriginal cultures.

 • Must have an experienced driver’s license that reflects a safe driving record - a Driver's Abstract is required. 

• Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector

 • Shift work is required, including evenings, overnights, and weekends.

Salaries are based on EGADZ current salary grid. $20.02 per hour.

Cover Letters and Resumes labelled Ground Zero can be emailed to louise.buckmaster@egadz.ca.

EGADZ appreciates all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please no phone calls.

Closing Date : June 30, 2021

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