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Outreach (Employment Navigator) #0839 - Lookout Housing and Health Society

Province: Abbotsford, British Columbia
Position: Outreach (Employment Navigator) #0839
Deadline: March 23, 2023
Posted: March 16, 2023

Job Description / Duties


POSITION: Outreach (Employment Navigator) 1 Full Time – LEEP, Abbotsford


• Monday through Friday
• Shift times will be from 09:00 to 17:00 Hours
• Shifts are 7.5 hours in length
• Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
• Probationary/qualifying period will be 488 hours with mid and end point reviews


The Employment Navigator Outreach Worker reports to the Program Manager or designate and works in accordance with the mission and philosophy of Lookout Housing and Health Society including following Lookout’s Code of Ethics. Duties and responsibilities include providing support, direction, and assistance and advocacy services pertaining to employment to a wide variety of Lookout guests across the organization. Will assist individuals with challenges such as mental health, HIV, housing, and addictions issues. The Outreach Worker provides a variety of day to day physical, emotional and social supports, advocacy and life skill assistance for guests who may access treatment(s) or who do not adequately utilize needed services. The Employment Navigator Outreach Worker assists in the development of supportive relationships in the community, including with employers and service providers.

JOB DUTIES (In Brief):

• Provide assistance, support and skill training to adults who may be facing multiple barriers
• Will work on securing and maintaining stable employment
• Will build solid working relationships with employers to increase employment options
• Will discuss, isolate and assess issues and develop a flexible plan of action for guests
• Will ensure basic needs of guests are met and network, as needed, with community services
• Will provide crisis intervention as necessary
• Complete required records and maintain statistical data
• Provide assistance for new staff, volunteers or students
• Will drive company vehicle at times
• Job duties are complex and may have a few disagreeable factors

Qualifications / Required Skills


• Related Diploma or Certificate; or minimum Grade 12 education, plus two (2) years of recent related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
• A minimum of one (1) year of case management experience is preferred
• Familiarity with community resources, particularly addiction, mental health, welfare, and harm reduction
• Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate
• Must have a Class 5 Drivers’ Licence and Drivers’ Abstract and Business Insurance
• Must have two doses of COVID 19 Vaccine
• Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
• Ability to work independently or in a team setting
• Strong ability to manage stress and organize workload
• Excellent communication, writing, documentation, and organizational skills
• Ability to understand and maintain clientele/worker boundaries
• Ability to work with disadvantaged and challenging adults in a diverse environment
• Strong physical and mental ability to perform work tasks and operate job related equipment
• A minimum of two (2) years of sobriety if you have had concerns related to alcohol and/or drug use
• Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector

Additional Information

Lookout Housing and Health Society is committed to empowering people from different races, gender, age, religion, identities and unique experiences. We welcome everyone from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to apply in order to foster an inclusive environment.

Salary: $26.42 (as per the Collective Agreement)

Contact Information

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line to:

CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2023 at 5:00pm

“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9.” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.

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Employer Profile

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a charitable organization and social safety net that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income, who have few, if any, housing or support options. As the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services. We believe that helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is the first and most essential step in achieving responsible and independent individuals. For more information about Lookout, please visit