Outreach Support Worker

The Salvation Army Community Venture
July 29, 2020
Winnipeg, Canada
Job Type
$14.67 - $18.34 per hour - Pay Band 3
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
August 12, 2020


The Outreach Support Worker promotes independent living skills and community integration by providing outreach and respite services to adults living with intellectual disabilities.

This is a casual on-call position with variable hours.


  • enhance member inclusion (relationships & communication, community participation)
  • realize members’ chosen outcomes (activities, life skills & tasks, transportation assistance)
  • foster member well-being and safety (counseling & personal support, clean & safe environs, behaviour management, personal care)
  • maintain member and program documentation (member files, shift tracking forms, time sheets, mileage sheets, communication books)
  • ensure timely and effective member-centered communication (communication with program office; incident & abuse reporting; appropriate communication with member’s entire support team)
  • maintain professional deportment (communication; dress; interactions with co-workers, other professionals, & public; confidentiality)
  • actively engage in work life (orientation & training, team meetings, performance planning & evaluation, acquiring required or value-added skills)
  • follow all applicable policies (review regularly, recommend improvements & additions)


MINIMUM EDUCATION LEVEL ATTAINED: The successful job applicant will have a high school diploma or Foundations in Disability & Community Support certificate. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be acceptable.


  • St John Ambulance Standard First Aid & CPR “A” or equivalent (within six weeks of hiring – must be obtained before working alone)
  • Valid Manitoba Class V driver license
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (as available – will be considered an asset on hiring)
  • American Sign Language (will be considered an asset on hiring)

MINIMUM PRIOR RELATED EXPERIENCE: Suitable candidates may be hired without previous experience; however, prior related experience will be considered an asset on hiring.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/DEXTERITY REQUIRED: The performance of the job requires: occasional written record keeping; occasional physical care (may include manual or assisted transfers); regular recreational activities; frequent standing, sitting, walking, & reaching; and rare use of physical behaviour intervention techniques.

MENTAL EFFORT/SKILLS REQUIRED: Performance of the job requires attentive listening & observation of body language; continuously monitoring the environment; occasional multi-tasking; reading, writing, & basic arithmetic; some memory & concentration; some reasoning & judgment; some creativity & imagination; and the ability to understand members’ needs.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES: The incumbent may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash for activities, but has no input into the annual budget.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR HUMAN RESOURCES: The incumbent is responsible for his or her own time and effort only. The incumbent will not provide formal orientation to new employees but may be asked to share knowledge of work methods and routines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The incumbent’s typical work environment is in the community, with some activities based in day program facilities or members’ residences. The incumbent may be isolated, may have a work schedule affecting lifestyle, and may be exposed to domestic cleaning supplies and bodily fluids/wastes.

Exposure to Hazards:

  • minor risk of physical attack from members
  • moderate exposure to household cleaning supplies
  • minor to moderate exposure to bodily fluids/wastes
  • minor to moderate exposure to risk of traffic accidents when driving

Precautionary Measures:

  • Communicable disease precautions
  • Current certification in First Aid & CPR
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training
  • Personal Health Information Act training
  • Criminal record check
  • Child Abuse Registry check
  • Adult Registry check

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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