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  • Outreach Support Coordinator

    TERM:                               Contract Position to March 31, 2021

    START DATE:                  Immediately

    CLOSING DATE:             Open until position filled

    The Prenatal Outreach Support Team (POST) is a collaborative initiative between the Calgary and Area Child Advocacy Centre (CCAC) and the Calgary Police Service (CPS). The aim of the program is to identify and provide specialized intervention, support and referrals for vulnerable women in high risk situations who are pregnant or parenting newborns. The successful candidate will be meeting with clients in their homes and/or community and must be comfortable providing outreach work in these environments.  The Outreach Support Coordinator will report into the POST Team Lead at the CCAC.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide direct support and engagement with clients
    • Maintain a client caseload of between 15-20 clients
    • Establish positive relationships with clients that empower them to make decisions in their present situations
    • Complete risk assessments for clients
    • Use a harm reduction approach to intervene with clients
    • Utilize a variety of outreach methods to reach isolated and/or disengaged clients
    • Assess client barriers to services and facilitate access as required
    • Provide urgent supports to clients based on their need
    • Maintain regular contact with clients in the community
    • Provide information, education and support to increase both awareness of risk factors associated with pregnancy and a positive outcome for both mother and newborn
    • Provide POST assistance and facilitate transportation to access appropriate services
    • Engage, collaborate and build trusting relationships with community service providers in and around Calgary to enhance the continuum of services for the clients
    • Participate in POST meetings, documentation, education and evaluation activities
    • Form relationships with partnership organizations to support clients’ needs
    • Facilitate culturally sensitive practices with clients
    • Work within multidisciplinary and multi-agency team
    • Participate in staff meetings in a collaborative manner providing linkages between other teams

     Education and Experience:

     A post-secondary degree in Social Work or a related field

    • A Valid Driver’s License and vehicle are required
    • 3 years experience working directly with individuals and diverse communities dealing with issues of poverty, homelessness, addictions, mental health, domestic violence and pregnant and postnatal women is essential
    • Current CPR
    • Current ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Certification or willingness to obtain
    • Successful candidate will require an enhanced security check

    What’s in it for you:

    • A competitive salary and benefit package
    • Ability to make a difference and lasting impact
    • A great team and culture
    • Career experience and learning

    How to Apply:

    If you feel that you are qualified for this position, please submit your resume to:

    Christine Fowler

    Director of Administration

    Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre

    Email:   cfowler@calgarycac.ca

     

    About the Child & Area Child Advocacy Centre:

     

    The CCAC is a Calgary based not-for-profit organization. The CCAC works in collaboration with relevant partner organizations to best serve children and families who are involved in the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The CCAC is a physical site, where more than 125 professionals deal with the criminal investigation, child protection, medical and psychosocial needs of children, youth and families impacted by child abuse and maltreatment. The focus of work at the CCAC is children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse and severe and complex physical abuse and neglect.