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Outreach Worker for Relational Care Program (0.6 FTE)

We are seeking an Outreach Worker who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the Relational Care Program at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. This program aims to provide access to food security, nursing and Allied Health services, and Elder-led cultural care to new and existing members of the Kilala Lelum. There are approximately 300 members on the food security program and 50 members enrolled in medication management/case management services in Relational Care. Our aim is to provide healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Outreach Worker (0.6 FTE), supported by an integrated health service team, provides support services to our members living in the DTES.

Working within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team that includes primary care, mental health, and substance use, the Outreach Worker will outreach members (patients), work closely with other community care providers to offer support, and document/provide verbal reports on observations in collaboration with nursing staff. The Outreach Worker role is integral in establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with folks in the DTES in order to improve access to cultural connections and healthcare services for members accessing Kilala Lelum.

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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Allied Health Lead and will receive support from the Social Navigation team, the This position is supervised by the Relational Care Leads and will receive support and mentorship from the rest of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, the Administrative Lead, and the Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter by Friday, November 26, 2021 to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications will not be considered.