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Transitional and Cultural Outreach Coordinator-Kenora


Job Title:

Transitional Outreach and Cultural Coordinator

Travel Required:


Level/Salary Range:

$ 25.22 / hr (non union)

30 hr weekly

Position Type:

Contract Position until March 31, 2020 with possibility of extension


Chrysti Savage

Date posted:



To begin ASAP

Posting Expires:

November 22, 2019

Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House is a safe refuge for women and their families fleeing domestic abuse.  We provide support and by providing crisis intervention, educations, counseling, safe accommodation, and access to the means to meet basic needs.

Applications Accepted By: Fax  807-468-7870 or email


Under the administrative direction of the Programs Manager, the Transitional Outreach and Cultural Coordinator performs a variety of functions including and maintain relationships between the agency, client and landlords in our community.  This position will work directly with clients in the community to ensure that their housing placement is successful. The Transitional Outreach and Cultural Coordinator receives referrals directly from the Transitional Housing Support worker or the Programs Manager.  This position is expected to participate in Case Management 2 times a week to ensure service standards are being met.

The Transitional Outreach and Cultural Coordinator position will all work collaboratively with elders and healers to offer cross-cultural education and support to clients of WSSH.  This worker will work with traditional knowledge keepers to help Women’s Shelter, Saakaate House Inc’s ongoing effort to balance traditional and contemporary services. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Post Secondary education in relevant field (community development, social service worker, social work) or relevant experience
  • Understanding and appreciations of Indigenous cultural values and the ability to develop culturally appropriate approaches and interventions.
  • Thorough understanding of women’s issues; the dynamics and effects of violence against women, effect on children witnessing and/or experiencing violence against women.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to working within a feminist and/or Indigenous  perspective
  • Demonstrated  understanding of and commitment to anti-racism/anti-oppressions principles
  • Proven conflict resolution skills with co-workers and clients
  • Ability to role model positive, appropriate parenting and child care approaches
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently and cooperatively as part of a support team
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective use of healthy boundaries; use of good judgment
  • Understanding of child protection and mandatory reporting. 
  • Computer literacy abilities, understanding of budgeting
  • Ability to develop and run psycho-educational groups for women
  • Ability to appropriately identify emergency situations and follow the appropriate protocol.
  • Exercises initiative and uses judgment in intervening with clients and other service providers
  • Extensive knowledge of resources in service area.  Ability to mobilize the appropriate resources quickly (often on an emergency basis). 
  • Works autonomously on day to day basis while working effectively as a member of a team. 
  • Takes direction from Managers and/or Supervisors of the Shelter.
  •  Must be able to work cooperatively as a team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.  Respond to and prioritize a large volume of different demands and develop strong working relationships with both external and internal clients and service providers