Employment Opportunities

RaY is committed to representing diversity among our staff and volunteers. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

DEPARTMENT: HOUSING 

PROGRAM: NON HOUSING FIRST 

REPORTING TO: RAPID REHOUSING TEAM LEAD AND THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING 

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 37.5 HOURS WEEKLY 

SCHEDULE: STANDARD HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SOME EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS MAY BE REQUIRED 

HOURLY WAGE: STARTING AT $20.50 PER HOUR, DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

 ABOUT RAY 

Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives. 

Vision: RaY’s vision is that all youth have the opportunity to live a healthy and secure life; that they are given the chance to develop a belief in themselves through tools, information and programs that build personal capacity in order to be self-sufficient and no longer need RaY’s services. 

ABOUT THE ROLE 

 The Non-Housing First program at RaY consists of Rapid Rehousing Case Managers that serves youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will be responsible for managing a caseload of at least 40 individuals with the objective of providing participants with supports to maintain housing stability. In addition, the Rapid Rehousing Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will connect participants to income supports and provide pre-employment supports that will help youth access the labour market, or connect participants to education/training opportunities. The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager works to navigate systems, liaise with systems, and refer youth to appropriate resources that meet their short- and long-term needs. RaY is a fast-paced environment which depends on reliable, open-minded, flexible and team oriented individuals to provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience working within the not-for-profit sector 
  • Child and Youth Care Diploma or acceptable equivalent and related experience 
  • Preferred certification: Level C-CPR, NVCI, ASIST, Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a similar role 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Check and Driver’s Abstract 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Google Products and general comfort with technology 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

REQUIRED ASSETS: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to the Housing First Model and Philosophy 
  • Demonstrated commitment to Here and Now: The Winnipeg Plan to End Youth Homelessness 
  • Creative problem solving and strong advocacy skills 
  • Experience working with vulnerable youth or other at-risk populations 
  • Strong working knowledge of harm reduction principles 
  • Responsible, organized, and detail oriented 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills 
  • Cultural competency skills, knowledge, experience, and awareness 
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationship with partner agencies, service providers and landlords 
  • Ability to function independently while also working as part of a frontline team 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision 
  • Must have a familiarity of resources that are available to youth in Winnipeg; specifically housing and social services. 
  • Must possess knowledge of street life in the inner city including gang activity, substance use, and sexual exploitation. 

DESIRED ASSETS: 

  • Working knowledge of the Province of Manitoba Residential Tenancies Act 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

The responsibilities of the Rapid Rehousing Case Manager include, but are not limited to the following:  

CASE MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION 

  • Build trusting relationships with homeless and impoverished youth and young adults who access services and resources through RaY 
  • Connect youth to necessary and relevant resources, accessed through referral and direct provision 
  • Act as an advocate in a variety of systems including EIA and housing supports/services 
  • Conduct an intake and Life Map with participants to identify needs and goals 
  • Find housing in accordance to the needs of participants, either in the public or private market, may include emergency housing and transitional housing. 
  • Support participants in attaining housing stability through eviction prevention, life skills development, and budget planning which may also include brief crisis interventions. 
  • Coordinate with landlords and caretakers to obtain and maintain housing 
  • Impart information and direction that will empower youth and young adults to make informed and healthy decisions in the hopes of improving their quality of life 
  • Work in cooperation with RaY’s integrated service team and determine effective collaborative strategies that formulate best youth care practices 
  • Refer youth to culturally-relevant services as provided through the Cultural Program Manager, Knowledge Keeper and/or external Indigenous service providers 
  • Monitor and record progress at 3 months and 6 months after participants have secured housing 
  • Maintain case management follow-ups by conducting case planning and assessment meetings with the housing team 
  • Conduct visits in the participants’ homes, community agencies and other settings as needed 
  • Assist with and coordination move in and out, providing resources and cleaning units when necessary 

YOUTH CARE 

  • To have a keen awareness of internal and external resources, such as government systems and mechanisms experienced for participants and an ability to establish interim resources where gaps exist. 
  • The ability to build trusting relationships with participants in a non-judgmental and non- threatening basis, in alignment with RaY values and principles. 
  • To impart information and direction that will empower participants to make informed decisions in the hopes of improving their quality of life. 
  • To advocate on behalf of participants on a case by case basis with various “Systems” i.e. Child and Family Services, Employment and Income Assistance, Legal Aid, Health, Addictions, Justice etc. 
  • To effectively engage in conflict resolution, systems navigation and problem solving. 
  • Responsible for leading overall youth care environment in the agency. 
  • Provide opportunities for youth to participate in cultural activities and ceremonies with the guidance of agency supports and external resources 

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT 

  • Ensure that all assessments, follow-ups and reports are completed in a timely manner 
  • Maintain quality up-to date documentation on all interactions with participants 
  • Ensure that all data collected is entered and reported in a timely manner (monthly) 
  • Attend administrative meetings and contribute to the overall agency goals and planning (daily) 
  • Assist the Rapid Re-Housing team with day to day case reviews and contribute to the lens of reducing harm in establishing preventative measures 
  • Assist the Housing department team in intakes, planning, reviewing work and managing caseloads, including the closure and transfer of cases 
  • Support the strategic direction of the departments vision and goals through active engagement, leadership and aid the on-going initiatives that support an end to youth homelessness 

Perform other tasks as assigned. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

Work conditions and physical requirements of this position include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Physical demands: sitting, walking, some lifting up to 20 lbs 
  • Work environment: an environment of high-stress and fast-paced crisis intervention. Will be largely in the office but may require home visits and transportation of participants within city limits. 
  • Candidate must be willing to have a child abuse registry and criminal record check 
  • Must possess a valid drivers license 
  • Some evening and weekend work 

RaY is committed to representing diversity among our staff and volunteers. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify. 

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing the position title in the subject line and email your attachments to employment@rayinc.ca with attention to Employment at RaY. No phone calls please. 

Growing Opportunities Support Worker

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATION AND TRAINING

PROGRAM: LEVEL UP!

REPORTING TO: DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & TRAINING

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 37.5 HOURS WEEKLY, ONE YEAR TERM WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

SCHEDULE: STANDARD HOURS MONDAY – FRIDAY, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SOME EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS MAY BE REQUIRED

HOURLY WAGE: STARTING AT $16.50 - 18.50 PER HOUR, DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ABOUT RAY

Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

Vision: RaY’s vision is that all youth have the opportunity to live a healthy and secure life; that they are given the chance to develop a belief in themselves through tools, information and programs that build personal capacity in order to be self-sufficient and no longer need RaY’s services.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Growing Opportunities Support Worker works in conjunction with the Education and Training team to support youth to gain employment experience and opportunities and prepare them for other programming offered at RaY.

RaY is a fast-paced environment which depends on reliable, open-minded, flexible and team oriented individuals to provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience working in youth care and/or with marginalized populations
  • Post-secondary education in community development, human services or social services (BA/BSW/B.Ed or equivalent preferred). Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Check and Driver’s Abstract
  • Proficiency in MS Office and general comfort with technology
  • Proficiency in reporting and stating to the Director and funders

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

REQUIRED ASSETS:

  • Understanding of the needs of marginalized youth and homelessness issues
  • Experience working with marginalized populations an asset
  • Knowledge of the current labour market and in building community relationships and partnerships
  • Creative problem solving and strong advocacy skills
  • Strong working knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • Cultural competency skills, knowledge, experience, and awareness
  • Ability to function independently while also working as part of a frontline team
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Must have a familiarity of resources that are available to youth in Winnipeg; specifically employment and social services.
  • Must possess knowledge of street life in the inner city including gang activity, substance use, and sexual exploitation.

DESIRED ASSETS:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks, to plan and organize effectively, possess a highly developed attention to detail
  • Assertive, professional and positive, with an ability to lead in a stressful environment

Read the full job description here: RaY Street Outreach Worker - Online Job

 

RaY is committed to representing diversity among our staff and volunteers. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing the position title in the subject line and email your attachments to employment@rayinc.ca with attention to Employment at RaY. No phone calls please.

Street Outreach Worker

DEPARTMENT: MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS

PROGRAM: OUTREACH

REPORTING TO: OUTREACH MANAGER and DIRECTOR OF MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS

HOURS: FULL-TIME, 37.5 HOURS WEEKLY, ONE YEAR TERM WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION

SCHEDULE:Standard hours Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM OR 1:00-9:00 pm, some weekends are required

HOURLY WAGE: STARTING AT $20.50 PER HOUR, DEPENDENT ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

ABOUT RAY

Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

Vision: RaY’s vision is that all youth have the opportunity to live a healthy and secure life; that they are given the chance to develop a belief in themselves through tools, information and programs that build personal capacity in order to be self-sufficient and no longer need RaY’s services.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Street Outreach Worker works alongside the Street Outreach Manager providing comprehensive outreach to street-entrenched youth ages 29 and under as well as street-entrenched individuals beyond RaY’s typical age mandate. The Outreach team adapts a unique preventative approach utilizing a harm reduction model which increases access to services, promotes safety and addresses dynamic barriers and complexities faced by street entrenched youth. The Outreach worker will have a demonstrated ability to utilise a strength base approach for marginalized individuals experiencing homelessness with complex needs mental health, addictions and trauma. RaY is a fast-paced environment which depends on reliable, open-minded, flexible and team oriented individuals to provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Relevant experience and combination of post-secondary education in social services preferred; combination of significant direct experience and knowledge considered
  • Preferred certification: Level C-CPR, NVCI, ASIST, Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a similar role
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Check and Driver’s Abstract
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Google Products and general comfort with technology

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

REQUIRED ASSETS:

  • Creative problem solving
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Strong working knowledge of harm reduction principles
  • Responsible, organized, and detail oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills
  • Cultural competency skills, knowledge, experience and awareness
  • Capacity to build and maintain strong relationship with partner agencies
  • Ability to function independently while also working as part of a frontline team
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Must have a familiarity of resources that are available to youth in Winnipeg; specifically emergency food programs, emergency and available shelter, clothing/food and hygiene banks.
  • Must possess knowledge of street life in the inner city including, gang activity, drug use and sexual exploitation.

DESIRED ASSETS:

  • Related Outreach and/or community experience working with vulnerable youth or other at-risk populations

Read the full job description here: Street Outreach Worker - Online Job 

RaY is committed to representing diversity among our staff and volunteers. Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Please email your resume and cover letter detailing the position title in the subject line and email your attachments to employment@rayinc.ca with attention to Employment at RaY. No phone calls please.

RaY receives funding from the Government of Manitoba and works with vulnerable populations. In order to both comply with government mandates and provide a safe and healthy environment for all employees, youth, and visitors, RaY strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. RaY may ask about your vaccine status as part of the hiring process. Unvaccinated employees will be required to submit to testing three times per week, at their own cost (if applicable). If you have any questions or require accommodations, please contact employment@rayinc.ca to discuss.