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Employer: Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020
Closes: Friday, December 4, 2020
Job Location: Thompson Central Office
Job Type: One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position
Professional Employment Opportunity

Office: Thompson Central Office
Location: 116 Hemlock, Thompson, MB.


Position: Street Reach Worker, One (1) Full-Time Permanent Position

Summary of Position:

The Street Reach Worker is a member of a multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to identify, and work with children who are at risk of, or being sexually exploited. Jointly reporting to the Child Abuse Coordinator at Awasis Agency, and the Street Reach North Coordinator, the Street Reach Worker assists in the location of high-risk children and youth and returns them to safety. Following the initiatives outlined in Tracia’s Trust, the incumbent coordinates multi-systems case planning; consults with external collaterals regarding the unique needs of sexually exploited children; and assists police services and Child and Family Services agencies in identifying and investigating suspected child sex offenders. Additional duties include delivering education and training to the Awasis Agency staff on the topic of human trafficking and child sexual exploitation.


  • Bachelor of Social Work Degree with experience in child welfare preferred or an equivalent combination of experience and training may be considered
  • Commitment to community-based service delivery
  • Experience entering data in Child & Family Services Information System (CFSIS) an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive and productive relationships with youth
  • Knowledge of CFS legislation, standards, and regulations
  • Demonstrated assessment, interviewing, and counselling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Sensitivity to and an understanding of First Nations culture and values
  • Ability to speak and/or understand the Cree and/or Dene language an asset

Working Conditions:

  • Community-based, child welfare environment
  • Access to highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Flexible work schedule, including some weekends and evenings
  • Rotating on-call responsibilities
  • Satisfactory Prior Contact, Child Abuse Registry Check, Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle


Awasis Agency offers a competitive salary and employee benefit package. Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

Closing Date:

Friday, December 4, 2020

How to Apply:

Awasis Agency provides service to Indigenous children and families, therefore preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify. Individuals interested in this challenging opportunity please reference Competition Number 2020-061 on your resume/cover letter and in the subject line of your email in confidence to:

Human Resources Department
Awasis Agency of Northern Manitoba
Competition #2020-061
701 Thompson Drive
Thompson, MB R8N 2A2
Fax: (204) 778-8428

We thank all applicants who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process.

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