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.

Moving Coordinator

Title: Moving Coordinator
Department: Education and Training


Program: RaY Works


Reporting to: Social Enterprise Manager and Director of Education and 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: $21.20 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 Moving Coordinator will oversee the operations of the RaY Works services that involve inventory control and moving/hauling duties under the direction of the Social Enterprise Manager. The Moving Coordinator will have skills in both youth care and moving/hauling services and will be expected to provide a level of supervision that creates an atmosphere of mentorship, training and support to the program team and participants. Through the Level Up! Program, RaY assists at-risk youth who have become street-entrenched, marginalized, and who are often overlooked by other employment development programs. The Level Up! program will actively recruit hard to reach youth and help them develop employability skills that will lead to paid employment or promote a return to school to complete their education.
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 and the moving industry
Minimum grade 12 education

Desired certification: Level C-CPR, Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, Stages of Change/Motivational Interviewing
Minimum of 1-3 years of experience working in a similar role with a provision of community-based services

Valid class 5 driver’s license and comfort driving moving trucks


Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Check and Driver’s Abstract


Proficiency in MS Office and general comfort with technology and apps


Ability to navigate heavy lifting, moving and the coordination of moves from point A to point B


SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Has the ability to build relationships with customers and youth staff
Experience working with vulnerable youth or other at-risk populations
Responsible, organized, and detail oriented
Excellent interpersonal, communication and written skills
Ability to function independently while also working as part of a 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 services.
Ability to safely operate a large moving truck
Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects
Knowledge of safe work practices when it comes to heavy lifting, packing and preventing workplace injuries


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the Moving Coordinator include, but are not limited to the following:
Mentoring and participant supervision
Build trusting relationships with participants who access services and resources through RaY
Provide direction, supervision and training to the youth participants entering the moving/hauling market
Provide updates to case managers regarding participants working with RaY Works which will include advocacy, support with employment goals and supports when a participant requires access to additional supports.
Assist participants in identifying their work-related interests, pinpoint their skills, abilities and aptitude, as well as analyze participants’ strengths and work habits using a strength based, youth centric approach
Support action plans established by participants
Carry out youth employee evaluations
Be involved in the hiring and interview process of youth employees
Maintain quality up-to-date documentation on all interactions with participants/customers moving tasks & Administrative Support
Ensure that all assessments, follow-ups and reports are completed in a timely manner
Ensure that all data collected is entered and reported in a timely manner
Ability to manage day to day activities around agency requirements
Attend agency and team meetings as required
Operate vehicles and mechanical equipment as required to facilitate loading, unloading, and transport of items being moved
Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices
Perform other tasks as assigned which can include, but are not limited to: drop in support, donation pick ups, transportation supports for the agency and other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions & Requirements
Work conditions and physical requirements of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Physical demands: walking, some lifting over 50 lbs
Candidate must be willing to obtain child abuse registry, criminal record check, driver’s abstract
Must possess a valid driver's license
Flexible work schedules are preferred. Work hours will typically be Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm but flexible hours may be required to accommodate for moves and the needs of the agency.
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.

Rapid Rehousing Case Manager

Title: Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
Department: Housing
Program: Housing
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 Rapid Rehousing Case Manager position at RaY serves youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The Rapid Rehousing Case Manager will be responsible for assisting the Rapid Rehousing Team Lead in connecting with participants that require housing support to navigate the private market. Eviction prevention through advocacy with systems such as EIA and with landlords is a significant part of this position. 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 with 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:
1. Case Management and Support
Build trusting relationships with homeless and marginalized 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
Find housing in accordance to the needs of participants, either in the public or private market, may include emergency housing and transitional housing.
Assess participant needs to determine eligibility for access to the Rapid Rehousing rent bank/housing fund
Support participants in attaining housing stability through eviction prevention and life skills development 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
Conduct home visits in the participants’ homes, community agencies and other settings as needed 
2. Administrative Support
Ensure that all service statistics are completed and entered into the RaY database 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 to the HOM Team Lead, attend administrative meetings and contribute to the overall agency goals and planning (daily)
Support the strategic direction of agency vision and goals through active engagement, leadership and aid the on-going initiatives that support an end to youth homelessness
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

Perform other tasks as assigned. 
Physical DEMANDS and Work Environment: 
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 will require home visits and transportation of participants within city limits.

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.