Outreach Worker Anti-Human Trafficking Program

Job Opportunity by Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

Job type: Full Time Contract


JOB DESCRIPTION

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is an Aboriginal, community controlled multi-service agency. Our mission is to provide support, ensure safety and enhance the quality of life for Aboriginal families, children, and youth within the greater Toronto area. Our agency works within a holistic framework, which builds on individual and family strengths, and engages clients as partners in identifying issues and their solutions.

Classification: Contract Full-Time

Hours: 35 hrs/wk.

Rate: $50,886-$73,774

NCFST is committed to staffing a workforce representative of the Aboriginal population we serve. We encourage First Nations, Métis and Inuit applicants to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Healing Team 1, the Outreach Worker- Anti-Human Trafficking Program will:

  • Outreach to Aboriginal community members who are vulnerable or being exploited by sex trafficking and develop reciprocal relationships with community members, other collaterals and stakeholders.
  • Develop both informal and formal partnerships with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies, with an emphasis on the Scarborough area.
  • Educate and empower other service providers to address the issue of human trafficking in Toronto’s Aboriginal community on a larger scale, specifically in the Scarborough area.
  • Conduct community and street outreach services for Aboriginal clients who are survivors of, or have lived experience of human trafficking, or who are at risk of being trafficked.
  • Provide accessible and culturally-based support and interventions to help Aboriginal youth establish and maintain balance in their lives.
  • Advocate on behalf of, provide information, referrals and follow-up services to Aboriginal youth.
  • Facilitate group activities (circles) and related events.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date case files and written reports.
  • Work as part of a team and communicate effectively to other staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • BSW Degree or equivalent degree and 1 to 2 years of relevant experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience in youth work or a related setting.
  • Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Understanding of human trafficking, the sex trade and its various stages, including choice, coercion, and control.
  • Understanding of the Harm Reduction Model.
  • High literacy in Aboriginal culture(s), and a concrete understanding the unique dynamics that exist within the community.
  • Understanding of addictions, cognitive impairments, mental health issues, human trafficking, the sex trade, HIV, post exposure prophylactics and sexual health as it pertains to street involved youth.
  • Knowledge and experience working with LGBTQ2 youth.
  • Knowledge of the legislation pertaining to various systems, including the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, the Criminal Code, and The Youth Justice
  • Proficient in all social media including the internet, Messenger, Snap Chat etc.
  • Knowledge of local community agencies and other professional services available for the client group.
  • Ability to perform duties through Anti-Oppressive Practice (AOP).
  • Ability to build therapeutic relationships with an ability to negotiate with clients on goals/priorities.
  • Skills in the delivery of training and group programs/ workshops.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, counseling and de-escalation skills.
  • Good intake assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent analytical, time management, organizational skills.
  • Strong report writing, communication and computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently with flexible hours (1-2 evening shifts required).
  • Initiative and respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, to maintain effective communication and working relationships, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, tact, sensitivity and build strong internal relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of workplace Health and Safety practices and understanding of an employee’s responsibility under current legislation.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to integrating the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto Mission and values in to practice, service and relationships.

 

We are committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, NCFST will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

E-mail responses only. No phone calls, please.