Outreach Worker

The Salvation Army Deborah's Gate
March 5, 2018
Job Type
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
March 16, 2018


Interested applicants must respond in writing and quote Job No. 0218 – Shelter Worker FT or PT.


The Outreach Worker provides on call, emergent, and transitory coordination for trafficked and sexually exploited youth and women internally and externally through Deborah’s Gate to connect individuals to appropriate supportive resources in the Lower Mainland/GVRD. This position will assist in the prevention and early intervention of women at risk of violent exploitation, trafficking, and those engaged in the sex trade.


Temporary Full Time:

  • Temporary 1-year Contract, Apr 01, 2018 – Mar 31, 2019
  • Full Time – 40 hours per week
  • Tuesday to Thursday (08:00am – 04:30 pm); Friday & Saturday (09:00 am – 05:30 pm)
  • Partial on call schedule

Temporary Part Time:

  • Temporary 1-year Contract, Apr 01, 2018 – Mar 31, 2019
  • Part Time – 16 hours per week
  • Sunday & Monday (09:00 am – 05:30 pm)
  • Partial on call schedule


  • Report to Deborah’s Gate Management and assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of internal and external programs for trafficked individuals
  • Participate in monthly staff Case Management Meetings and Living Hope LifeSkills sessions
  • Coordinate with Deborah’s Gate Resident Coordinator for services and supports for entering and transitioning residents of Deborah’s Gate
  • Participate in relevant training as pertaining to job description
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate a framework for outreach coordination of trafficked individuals, researching national best practices, and creating a standard operating procedure           for outreach
  • Respond on call, 24/7 to emergent coordination needs for trafficked and exploited females in partnership with law enforcement, government, and service providers
  • Accompany/attend in person emergent situations and/or appointments where trafficked individuals are identified and in need of connection to local resources and support
  • Maintain and develop partnerships with community agencies and services across the Lower Mainland through Deborah’s Gate
  • Provide in person and phone consultation for community partners to access resources and support for trafficked individuals
  • Facilitate the transfer of an individual to and from Deborah’s Gate, and/or other supportive shelter and housing options, coordinate with staff for referrals and intakes
  • Build and maintain resources available for individuals trafficked for all purposes (labour, sex, organs, slavery, domestic servitude, etc.) including medical, legal, rehabilitative therapies, addiction support, shelter and housing, employment, immigration, translation, victim services,   culturally appropriate healing practices and services, and faith based services, etc.
  • Attend local community action teams, victim service network meetings, violence against women and other relevant committees, attend promotional networking opportunities in the    community as per the discretion of Management
  • Record daily interactions and gather statistical data for outreach services
  • Ongoing maintenance of resources, facility library, and message boards within Deborah’s Gate
  • Report monthly to Deborah’s Gate Management on progress and activities
  • Assist in the development of online resources for Deborah’s Gate web content
  • May provide back-up support in other program areas as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Completed Diploma or Undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or another related field, or other equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year or more experience working in a Case Management system and/or a residential program working directly with marginalized women and youth
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power point, Excel, Internet
  • Demonstrated experience building community partnerships and administration
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of human trafficking
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma sensitive services and working with marginalized populations
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a team environment
  • Must possess a valid Class Five BC Driver’s License

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Precautionary measures

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Immunization for Hepatitis B
  • Vaccination against Tuberculosis
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training


  • Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Successful obtainment of the Criminal Record Check clearance through the Criminal Records Review Program
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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