Health Outreach Program Worker

Thunderbird Friendship Centre

301 Beamish Ave WestGeralton, OntarioP0T1M0

Health Outreach Workers combine traditional and mainstream programs and services to help improve Indigenous health outcomes and reduce family violence in Indigenous families. The program ensures that the health needs of the Indigenous community are addressed by undertaking health promotion, education, referrals and linking Indigenous culture resource people and mainstream health providers.

Full Time

Social and community service workers







? Assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors.

? Conduct outreach for medical personnel or health organizations to implement programs in the community that promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health.

? Promote healthy lifestyles by conducting home visits, circles, workshops, seminars and public education forums, etc.

? Provide information to community about available resources.

? Provide social support and informal counseling.

? Advocate for individuals and community health needs.

? Create a healthy and safe environment for all participants seeking activities offered through the Health Outreach program.

? Maintain communication with participants and the community on a regular and on-going basis to include.

? On the job training will be provided as required.


? Health or Social Services Diploma or post-secondary degree in related field is preferred; or a combination of relevant education and work related experience.

? Must have a Criminal Reference check, including a Vulnerable Sector Screening completed and approved prior to the commencement of the position.

? Must possess a valid “G” driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.


? Knowledge of the local health practices, urban Indigenous health issues and other Indigenous agencies.

? Ability to work effectively with community members and multiple community partner agencies in sectors such as; housing, education, justice, family services and health.

? Must have experience in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring community-based programming.

? Must have an understanding of Indigenous culture and the social realities that Indigenous people experience in an urban setting.

? Ability to work as a team member and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

? Excellent communication, facilitation skills and experience working with diverse groups.

? Be able to work flexible hours including evenings and occasional weekends.

Starting salary range begins at $41,400 to $46,000 plus benefits,

(salary conditional upon qualifications).

Permanent Full Time

Closing Date Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 12:00 PM

Interested candidates may call about inquiries or are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and the names of three references with candidate’s written permission to contact the provided references in a sealed marked envelope, or by fax or email to the attention of Lazuli Mykulak, Financial/Human Resources Assistant. We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.