New job Outreach Worker I in Alberta

Outreach Worker I

Company : Alberta Health Services
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Alberta

Full Description

Your Opportunity:

The ODP Outreach Worker I is a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The Outreach Worker I functions to provide treatment, support services and case management for clients with an opioid use disorder and potentially co-occurring mental health concerns. The Outreach Worker I is an assertive, proactive individual with a strong foundation in the area of addiction and mental health services, and possesses the ability to interact in a wide range of challenging circumstances. The Outreach Worker I will collaborate with the client, family, and other programs and agencies to provide quality, client-driven, culturally appropriate, and integrated services. The Outreach Worker will support clients in engaging with or transitioning to other community agencies. Please note this position is an Outreach position and involves the Outreach Worker visiting clients in their home or in other community agencies.


As an Outreach Worker, you will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, supporting clients to stabilize in their current environments as an extension of their clinical care service. As an Outreach Worker, you will conduct outreach assessments, determine outreach service goals and develop outreach treatment plans in collaboration with clients and clinicians. You will facilitate client connections with community and government supports and advocate for clients with these external service providers. You will focus on establishing housing, financial, food and clothing, transportation and social supports for clients. You will be responsible for providing education and coaching support related to daily living skills and activities (attending appointments, money management, searching for jobs, grocery shopping, etc.), observing and reporting changes in the clients' behaviours, participation and ability to function independently to the interdisciplinary team. You will evaluate client progress and functioning and make adjustments to the outreach treatment plan as required. As a part of your role as an Outreach Worker, you may be required to provide outreach crisis stabilization support for clients, exercising various de-escalation techniques and linking clients with the appropriate supports (EMS, Police and Crisis Team, etc.). You also may be required to enter clients' residences and assist clients to transfer in and out of vehicles, care facilities and residences.

  • Classification: Outreach Worker I
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: SC ODT Psychosocial Support
  • Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 16-AUG-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 26-AUG-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 28-FEB-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $25.46
  • Maximum Salary: $33.18
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from a post-secondary program in a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Community Outreach Worker experience. 3-5 years’ experience working in adult addictions and mental health. Experience working with individuals with an opioid use disorder. Knowledge of the Continuum of Care of Addiction and Mental Health services in the Calgary Zone. Knowledge of Mental Health Legislation especially related to CTO's. Experience in conducting psychosocial assessments, treatment planning, and crisis intervention. Experience working in partnership with non-AHS and non-profit community agencies. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in demanding and dynamic conditions. Excellent organizational, problem-solving and time management skills. Knowledge of community financial supports and services such as AISH, AB adult health benefit, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

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