Community Support Worker
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Application Deadline: 2021-06 - 06
Anticipated Start Date: 2021-06 - 23
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Community Worker position’s role is to respond to ongoing complex care of Black community members who are experiencing the effects of institutionalized racism as they navigate multiple systems (often correction, health, and settlement). Working within a multidisciplinary team approach, the Community Worker will focus care on assessment, intervention, and promotion of all aspects of health. Ribbon Rouge Foundation embraces a model of health care that is accessible, responsive and participatory to facilitate and document systems navigation for systems change. Reporting to the Executive Director, who will provide mentoring and training, the Community Worker will:
- Advocate for clients when required;
- Engage and support clients;
- Provide ongoing support to clients who have been referred to the African, Caribbean, Black caucus for systems navigation support;
- Provide basic life skills guidance;
- Coordinate the formation of WrapAround taskforce(s) from the caucus to support clients towards achieving mutual client - team objectives;
- Work collaboratively with all team members to achieve excellent service and outcomes for clients;
- Maintain relevant, timely and accurate documentation of all client work;
- Complete the required paperwork, including assessments, case notes, and
- monthly summaries for each client in a timely fashion;
- Write clear, concise and objective notes;
- Respond to all client crises in a timely manner and address behavioural issues as they arise;
- Collaborate with community partners across the Ribbon Rouge Foundation network when required;
- Maintain client confidentiality and clear boundaries, both inside and outside the WrapAround program; and
- Adhere to the code of ethics. Expectations include, but are not limited to: canteen delivery, wellness checks of the patients in corrections, regular phone calls with clients in corrections and other duties, as required
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Within a year of completing a degree or diploma in a healthcare/ supportive service- related field
- Experience working with clients at risk
- A satisfactory criminal record clearance is required
- A class 5 non-GDL driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract is required
- Standard First Aid – Level C CPR & AED are an asset Preferred Skills
- Able to work effectively as part of a team
- Must have superior interpersonal, communication and documentation skills
- Should be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
- Must have excellent time management skills
Of Note: Based on the Ribbon Rouge Foundation’s preferential hiring practices, candidates are reviewed for their fit to job criteria, and also considerations are made to hire preferentially including people who identify as people of African Descent, People of colour, Black, immigrants, queer, women, transgender, non-binary folks, people living with HIV, neurodivergent persons and people living with disabilities.
● Fluent level English proficiency is a must and the ability to speak French or African languages is an asset.
Title of supervisor: Executive Director
To apply please email your Resume and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline of May 23, 2021.
We remain committed to raising the voices of people who experience poorer health outcomes as a result of racialized health disparities. In particular, we focus our service provision on issues related to gender and issues related to race. We believe in the liberating power of the arts to promote self-expression, build community and facilitate positive social change.
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The Ribbon Rouge Foundation is a grassroots organization that focuses on health equity and facilitates social justice through the Arts. The Ribbon Rouge Foundation facilitates storytelling, community-engaged arts and intentional meaningful community conversations to change perceptions, stir social conscience, educate the public and create positive social change. We remain committed to raising the voices of people who experience poorer health outcomes as a result of racialized health disparities. In particular, we focus our service provision on issues related to gender and issues related to race. We believe in the liberating power of the arts to promote self-expression, build community and facilitate positive social change.
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