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Outreach Worker

Requisition ID: 167162 

Position Number: 20002644

Posting End Date: November 27, 2020

City: Winnipeg

Site: WRHA Community Health Services

Department / Unit: Public Health Healthy Sexuality and Harm Reduction  

Job Stream: Clinical 


Anticipated Start Date - End Date: 12/07/2020 - 03/19/2021

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Nights;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.25

Annual Base Hours: 1885

Salary: $24.782, $25.642, $26.547, $27.431, $28.460, $29.422, $30.475, $31.424


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

The Community Outreach Worker works with street-involved people and is responsible for initiating contact, developing rapport, providing support, prevention education, advocacy, case management, referral and some directly observed treatment within a public health and harm reduction service model.  Services are provided through street walks, mobile van outreach, and at fixed sites and where people live. 

  • Minimum two years working with marginalized populations including but not limited to street youth, sex trade workers, solvent, crack/inhalation and injection drug users.
  • Counselling background preferred, especially experience with youth and in the areas of mental health, addictions, abuse, and sexual health.
  • Extensive personal and/or professional experience working with street-involved populations, including but not limited to street youth, sex trade workers, solvent, crack/inhalation and injection drug users preferred.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Recognized post-secondary certificate and or Diploma in a health services or social sciences field required.
  • First Aid training preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Knowledge of harm reduction, street issues, substance use, sexually transmitted and blood borne infections and tuberculosis required.
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team using strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of immigrant and Indigenous issues and cultures preferred.
Physical Requirements
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position under varying weather and environmental conditions.
  • This position requires significant lifting of a variety of supplies, the ability to move easily within the confines of a van, as well as the ability to climb stairs in buildings without elevators. 
  • Able to spend long periods in a vehicle or walking.
  • Must be able to work weekend and evening shifts.

This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition

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