Homeless Outreach Mentor - Aboriginal Services

Homeless Outreach Mentor- Aboriginal Services

Main Street Project (MSP)

Full-time Term to March 31, 2011


Project and Position Summary:

With a focus on the Aboriginal community and adhering to the principles of “Housing First” the project team will engage with homeless individuals to help them move from street or shelter to transitional or permanent housing. Supports and services will be identified by workers who may accompany and participate with Homeless Individuals receiving services as opposed to just providing referrals to those services. Working with Aboriginal groups and other participating agencies the worker will report to the Program Manager for Client Services and function as a member of the community Outreach Mentor Team.


Essential Functions:

  • Engage with Homeless Individuals primarily within the Aboriginal community to determine their strengths and needs in relation to maintaining stable tenancy through relevant community agencies and street outreach.
  • Assist homeless individuals to create connections within the community and strengthen their involvement in activities and networking with supportive resources including housing.
  • Establish and maintain a working relationship with Aboriginal and other agencies including shelters in Winnipeg to identify qualified individuals, and liaison with Landlords to locate housing.
  • Provide links to resources that assist homeless individuals in meeting their personal goals
  • Work with Aboriginal leaders and other Outreach Project Team members to identify obstacles and develop relationships that ensure a joint approach in the delivery of services to Homeless Individuals that capitalizes on the strengths of the individual agencies and service providers.
  • Follow up with clients to ensure successful transition.
  • Report on outputs and outcomes that correlate directly to activities and services provided.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·         Certificate (2 year) in the field of human services, e.g., Housing placement/support, and a minimum of two (2) years related experience working with homeless individuals, or other equivalent combinations of education and experience

·         Grade 12 or equivalent and communication skills, both oral and written, with computer proficiency at an intermediate level is required.

·         Related case management, assessment, counseling, referral and advocacy experience.

·         Knowledge of the effects of homelessness, poverty and our community’s strengths and related issues are essential.

·         Working knowledge of Aboriginal culture is considered a asset

·         Drivers licence and First Aid, CPR and non-violent crisis intervention are required


$18.69 per hour.

Persons of aboriginal descent and persons with lived experience of homelessness are encouraged to apply.


Please send your resume and cover letter by Nov 2, 2010 to:


Main Street Project Inc.

75 Martha St. Winnipeg, MB. R3B 1A4

mfoster@mainstreetproject.ca Fax: 943-9474

Company Name

Main Street Project

Posted By

John Stott

Don't forget to mention:
"Winnipeg Job Bank" or "WJB"

Job Category

Healthcare - Medical, Dental and Other

Post Date

October 19, 2010 (Long time ago)