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Employment Opportunity: Outreach Worker

Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC) is an organization with faith-based roots, which began under the direction of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba (MCCM). In 2010, IJC became an incorporated, non-profit, charitable organization that operates four community justice programs:  Touchstone, Open Circle, CoSA, and El’dad Ranch.  These programs provide guidance, support and relationship for people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or intellectual disabilities as well as those who are currently, or have been previously, incarcerated.

In response to cultural and societal injustice, IJC is committed to restorative justice practices, which honour community and foster a sense of belonging. We value people of all genders and cultures and are working towards diversity at all levels of our organization; board of directors, program managers, front-line employees, voting members and volunteers.

At Touchstone, we support youth and adults with FASD by assisting them in their everyday situations and by providing advocacy wherever and whenever appropriate, thereby nurturing opportunities for growth, belonging and success.

The Touchstone program is seeking individuals to join our team as Outreach Workers. We value people who are open to working within an anti-oppressive framework and who understand theories of harm reduction and trauma informed practice. Outreach Workers will be responsible to provide one-to-one support and mentorship for Touchstone’s program participants.

 

Starting wage between $13.75 – $14.40 per hour depending on experience and education.

 

Required Skills:

  • Capacity to think critically and problem solve independently
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others
  • Ability to set safe and appropriate boundaries
  • Willingness to work alongside systems (i.e. CFS, EIA, etc.) using a client centered and collaborative approach
  • Possess a valid driver’s license

Assets:

  • Experience and/or education in the Social Services field
  • Lived experience and/or understanding of systemic barriers such as racism, homophobia, classism, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma informed practice

For more information or to apply contact: 

Jewel Remier    

phone: (204) 925-1928   

e-mail: jreimer.touchstone@initiativesjc.org