About Christ Church Cathedral 
We envision a Cathedral which is radically inclusive, restlessly inquisitive, intentional, and inspired. This is a place that is called to lead and to serve, in communion and in community, with healing, reconciliation, and love, living out Christian mission. Together, we look to the power of Christ for the transformation of each person, this city, and the world.

We recognize our history and traditions, while seeking renewal and growth in spiritual depth and size. Curious and adaptable, this chorus has room for all voices. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, whomever you love, and regardless of what you may bring or are searching for, you are welcome here. 

About the Maundy
The Maundy is the Cathedral’s coordinated attempt to harness the power of good food to build health, belonging, and reconciliation in communities affected by systems that perpetuate poverty.  The Maundy’s work is organized around the Cathedral’s Food Philosophy.

The Cathedral’s Food Philosophy
Christ Church Cathedral uses food to nourish its communities in ways that cultivate connection, holistic health, and community resiliency by honouring the agency, creativity, dignity, intellect, and worth of all who come to the table.

  • Food is at the core of who we are and what we do. Our philosophy of food is rooted in the biblical traditions of Sabbath, Shalom, and Eucharist, and expressed in the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion.
  • Food provides far more than nutrition. It is a vehicle for connection, and an engine for social inclusion, and has the opportunity to address deeper needs such as meaning, beauty, and hope
  • Growing and sharing food cultivates essential attitudes of abundance and hospitality, of mutuality and resilience, of thankfulness and celebration. Food roots us in the land and in community. Food connects us across generations, cultures, and socio-economic divides.
  • All members of our community have a right to food based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”

Position Description
As an Outreach Worker, you will:

  • Work as a member of The Maundy team to provide outreach services to vulnerable and marginalized people on Vancouver’s downtown peninsula in accordance with the Cathedral’s Mission, Vision, and Food Philosophy
  • Connect with guests at the Cathedral’s weekly community meals during the Maundy Cafe’s typical operating hours
  • Liaise and work with community partners and healthcare providers to create a network of local resources
  •  Partner with St Paul’s Anglican Church, West End Seniors’ Network and Gordon Neighborhood House
  • Actively seek out individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and may require community supports and service in the Downtown and West End 
  • Assist individuals in accessing benefits and coordinate our referral tax clinic
  • Arrange, plan, escort and transport/accompany as necessary, individuals on appointments, errands and other activities
  • Provide basic health-promoting information and promote development of life-skills to individuals; coordinate mental health workshops in partnership with other agencies
  • Maintain regular office hours at the Cathedral for  appointments and drop-in assistance
  • Participate in weekly team meetings with other members of the Maundy staff team
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate case documentation
  • Data collection including a comprehensive housing needs assessment and history and other applicable surveys
  • Perform a variety of general clerical duties, assist with The Maundy programs as needed

Qualifications
Education & Experience:

  • Diploma in Community Social Services and one (1) year related experience working with people who use substances and those suffering from complex mental health issues and/or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Valid BC driver’s license
  • CPR, First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and Naloxone training
  • Knowledge of Google Suite or ability to learn 
  • Must pass Police Records Check with vulnerable sector search

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work with marginalized and culturally diverse populations including those with substance use issues and mental illness
  • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with individuals and families in order to explore issues that are beyond the initial presented concerns
  • A working knowledge and familiarity with health and social service programs specific to Downtown and West End
  • Crisis prevention/intervention and conflict resolution/de-escalation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment as well as capacity to work in partnership with other community agencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Can speak or write Farsi, Mandarin, Spanish or other languages 

Job will remain posted until the position is filled. 

Can be full time or part-time

$23/hour contract position

Start Date: January 3, 2022

Apply via email to vienne@thecathedral.ca