OUTREACH WORKER

all applications will be processed between january and march 2019

DESCRIPTION

Wapikoni's audiovisual/musical training studio has been travelling in Indigenous communities across Quebec and Canada since 2004, to acquaint their members with making short films and videoclips. Wapikoni is currently looking for an outreach worker for a four-week assignment in an Indigenous community during a training stopover. Responsibilities include working with and supporting participants, serving as community liaison and coordinating workshop activities. The individual will work with two filmmaker-mentors, a local coordinator and an assistant filmmaker.

Main responsIbilities

Under the supervision of the field coordination team and in collaboration of the stopover team, the outreach worker will:

  • Promote the stopover with the local coordinator and contribute to recruiting participants
  • Supervise the local coordinator
  • Welcome participants to the Wapikoni Mobile, listen to them, and provide psychological support
  • Support participants in the achievement of their personal goals
  • Refer participants to the various available resources to suit  their needs
  • Represent Wapikoni to the various institutions in the community (band council, health centre, school, etc.)
  • Maintain collaborative relations with key persons in the community (institutions, youth organizations, former participants, etc.)
  • Participate in organizing video/film shoots and ensure the necessary paperwork is completed
  • Organize the screening at the end of the stopover in collaboration with the local coordination team
  • Perform all other tasks related to Wapikoni 's activities

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in intervention or in another related field
  • Minimum two years in social work or other relevant experience (with youth an asset)
  • Understanding of Indigenous culture in Quebec and Canada
  • Experience within Indigenous communities or abroad an asset
  • Empathy and ability to build ties based on trust
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to bring out the best in team members
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to handle uncertain situations with ease
  • Initiative and creativity when unforeseen circumstances arise
  • Conflict-resolution skills
  • Adaptability (to cultural differences, to working in a remote area with variable hours)
  • Fluent French and/or English (Indigenous languages an asset)
  • Driver’s licence and driving experience mandatory

WORK LOCATION: In an Indigenous community (to be determined).

WORK CONDITIONS: Four-week contract. Stopovers will take place between May and October 2018.

Interested candidates must submit their resume and a cover letter to Simon Thériault at responsable.communaute@wapikoni.ca. The Wapikoni mobile is committed to the principles of employment equity. Preference will be given to Indigenous candidates. Only candidates retained for an interview will be contacted between January and March 2019.