Published: October 3, 2017
Job Type
Community Services
Job Order Number
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled
Position Type


ORDER DATE..................................:      October 3, 2017

JOB TITLE........................................:      DROP-IN COMMUNITY WORKER

COMPETITION #.............................:      2017-47


NUMBER OF POSITIONS..............:        1

POSITION TYPE.............................:        CASUAL

A unique community health centre that exists to work together with people, families and communities to enhance lifelong health and well-being is seeking a Drop-In Community Worker for a casual position with Sage House.

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Drop-In Community Worker will implement drop-in programming and provide services for Sage House Drop-In clients. The successful candidate will work in the drop in and participate in community development activities as assigned. Working in the drop in service involves: record keeping, preparing meals/snacks, providing harm reduction supplies, supporting volunteers and providing information related to services.

Due to the nature of this position, it is a bona fide requirement that the successful candidate must identify as a woman.

*Note: The hours of work for this position may vary based on the department’s operational requirements. Must be available between the working hours Mon.-Thurs. 12pm – 6pm and Fri. 1pm – 9pm.


  • Counseling Certificate or Addictions and/or a combination of experience working within an Adult Drop-in Centre
  • Demonstrated professional, volunteer, peer or client experience in one or more of the following is required: Peer mentorship, addictions support, sex trade, and community kitchens
  • Demonstrated understanding of how cultural diversity influences the participant service plan
  • Familiarity with a community health clinic setting in the inner city
  • Adaptable to changing demands in workload
  • Able and willing to negotiate/mediate conflict
  • Be comfortable working within a team environment and act decisively in a timely manner when required
  • Ability to work independently and in a nonjudgmental manner, within an inter-disciplinary team environment with respect, professionalism, co-operation, sensitivity and cultural awareness
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Experience working with women from culturally diverse groups, mainly Indigenous, Transgender, and Two-Spirited women
  • Excellent judgment and decision making skills including a keen awareness of participant-facility boundary issues
  • Ability to manage and adapt positively to an ever changing health care/work environment
  • Ability to work in a pro-choice medical facility in an inner city community and provide care using harm reduction principles
  • Ability to work within the impacts of the social determinants of health in an effective and non-judgemental way
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous cultures, languages, customs, values, and traditions
  • Knowledge of the legacy of residential schools, colonization, assimilation, and the impacts of such history on the health of individuals
  • Must have demonstrated acceptable attendance and job performance relevant to this position
  • Must be able to adhere to the requirements of the Respectful Workplace Policy
  • All positions are subject to a Criminal Record and a Child Abuse Registry check in accordance with the Centre's Security Check policy

Please contact (CAHRD) Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development at 204-989-7110 for more details. 

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