Outreach Worker: Post Majority Support Services, Treaty 8 UCFS

The Post Majority Support Services is a new program that will provide individualized support to First Nations young people aged 15–26 who are considered ordinarily resident on reserve, as they prepare for independence. Treaty 8 Urban CFS office is hiring an Outreach Worker for this program. This role will report to the Supervisor of PMSS and will be based in Edmonton, Alberta. The Outreach Worker is responsible to provide day to day support and assistance to youth, coordinate and book appointments, provide transportation, assist with forms and applications for services and programs with a client-focused approach as they navigate through programs. The Outreach Worker will focus on outreach and engagement with youth in homeless shelters who require individual support. The outreach worker will also be responsible to reach, connect and support youth struggling in areas including but not limited to education, addictions and recover, housing, mental health, physical disabilities and legal. This position may be required to travel.


  • Provides day-to-day supports and assistance for youth in areas including, but not limited to mental, physical, legal, employment, and education needs
  • Ensures basic needs are met while encouraging and supporting independence as much as possible
  • Implement and facilitate programs such as budgeting, meal planning and life skills
  • Assist with forms for services and programs and provide a client-focused approach as they navigate through programs
  • Consistent street-based outreach and engagement with youth and young adults in homeless shelters and on the street who need individualized support
  • Connect and collaborate with community agencies, attend interagency
  • Connect and collaborate with secondary and post-secondary institutes to identify youth that require further supports financially and/or in their well-being
  • Distribute PMSS program materials, information and resources to youth and various external organizations including, but not limited to governments, partners, legal, health and educational institutions, conference, gatherings and events, First Nations organizations and First Nations communities
  • Able to reach, connect and support youth who are struggling in various areas including but not limited to education, addictions, housing, mental health, physical disabilities and unemployment
  • Promoting health and well-being through the lens of an Indigenous world view
  • Monitor youth and young adults’ progress against expected and known previous outcomes by maintaining accurate records and follow up
  • Other duties as required
  • Travel may be required

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to practice in an anti-oppressive manner
  • Ability to work in an environment that is culturally diverse
  • Foster positive relationships with youth
  • Work independently and cooperatively
  • Detailed knowledge of Treaty 8 Urban Office programs and services
  • Working knowledge of cultural protocols working with Elders, Indigenous communities and agencies
  • Knowledge and understanding of different jurisdictional child and family services across Canada and interpret various acts and legislation that effect Indigenous youth
  • Demonstrated experience with negotiation, trauma informed practice lens, crisis management, and problem-solving skills
  • Active understanding of colonialism, intergenerational trauma, the 60’s Scoop, the residential school system and its ongoing traumatic effect on Indigenous communities
  • Establish and maintain rapport with professional boundaries
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion, and ethical perspective


  • Diploma or Degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field with a minimum of two years experience
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license, reliable vehicle with $2 million liability insurance
  • Provide 3 years driver’s abstract
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check including vulnerable sector and Child Intervention (Welfare) Record check (dated within 3 months upon hiring)
  • Strong working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite include Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook, Database
  • Knowledge and understanding of First Nations communities, culture and language an asset

             SALARY - $2,875.00 Bi-weekly ($74,750) Yearly


Closing Date:  Until suitable candidate is found

Interested applicants can submit a letter, resume and qualifications to:


(780) 784-3663


Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted