Part-time Opioid & Substance Abuse Outreach Worker

Date posted: August 14, 2020

This is a one-year part-time position with an opportunity to renew depending on funding. This role is primarily focused on developing an outreach preventative strategy to proactively address the social, health and community hazards stemming from opioid and substance misuse. The position reports to the Opioid Prevention Program Coordinator.


Key Responsibilities and General Duties                                                                                                                    

  1. Develop a community-based cooperative outreach plan with other health services and community organizations:

    • Determine the venues, tactics and need for outreach in terms of the most vulnerable clients.

    • Determine and design priority programs for clients.

    • Identify service delivery barriers for clients.

    • Attend interdepartmental and interagency meetings.

    • Host workshops and programs geared for preventative education.

    • Monitor and gather information on outreach programs to assist with metrics on what is working, how many people reached for future programming.

  2. Develop culturally sensitive programming and presentations.

  3. Provide regular updates on work plan, strategy development and deliverables.

  4. Transportation of clients to medical appointments and other related services.  This may require overnight accommodations.

  5. Complete project reporting as required by the funder.

  6. Attend staff meetings.

  7. Attend annual goal setting meetings and identify priorities.

  8. Perform assignments as required by the AWN Opioid Prevention Program Coordinator and Executive Director.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Professional experience working with addictions and recovery and/or vulnerable sectors.

  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License and clean driver’s abstract.

  • Applicant must be minimum 25 years of age as per company automotive policy.

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities.

  • Understanding of Cree traditions and values is an asset.

  • Experience developing and maintaining effective office systems.

  • Basic financial management, including budgeting.

  • Understanding of community and organizational development.

  • Experience project planning, management, and evaluation.

  • Report writing.

  • Experience staying current with new legislation impacting this type of work.

  • Practices healthy choices and promotes a balanced lifestyle.

  • Addictions and Substance Abuse Worker Diploma is an asset.


Core Skills


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.

  • Effective decision making and conflict resolution skills.

  • Stress management skills.

  • Skills in working safely and ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time.

  • Ability to engage with the public in a positive, courteous, and respectful manner.



This position includes providing transportation to clients and some sedentary work at the desk. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.


This position operates out of a busy office, attending meetings in the community and performing travel within a 30-kilometre radius of Grande Cache. Travel for clients to out-of-town support services is essential but will not occur often.


How to Apply                                                                                                                                                                               

Please submit a resume and cover letter by August 30, 2020:

Tracy Gulevich, Opioid Prevention Program Coordinator

Tawow Community Centre, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

780-827-5510 · tgulevich@aseniwuche.com

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10020 99 St. Box 1808

Grande Cache, AB

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Grande Cache, AB

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Grande Cache, AB

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