Nikihk Housing Outreach Worker


Nikihk Aboriginal Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up support program designed to assist those experiencing chronic homelessness with finding and maintaining housing. We provide in-home follow-up support, cultural and spiritual support and education, as well as trauma/healing support.


  • Obtain information, prepare reports and assessments.
  • Appraise client’s needs or eligibility for program.
  • Find sustainable housing for clients; coordinate moving and transportation expenses; purchase/secure household items, food, and furniture.
  • Ensure client assessments are being entered into the program database.
  • Provide support to clients and landlords, resolve conflict situations between clients and landlords.
  • Conduct move in and move out inspections.
  • Build and foster positive relationships with property management companies.
  • Maintain program housing statistics.
  • Effective time management.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Budgeting skills are an asset
  • Excellent communication skills are an asset
  • Transport clients to viewings
  • Address housing and re-housing issues and needs

Qualifications / Education

  • Completion of college/CEGEP/vocational or technical training.
  • Credentials (certificates, licenses, memberships, courses, etc.):
    – Social Service Worker (SSW) Diploma
    – Community Support Worker (CSW) Diploma
    – Human Services Diploma
    – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
    – Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certificate
    – ETO database experience is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience relating to working with the homeless population is an asset.
  • Knowledge of housing and rental properties in Edmonton.
  • Very familiar with emergency and other social services that would be of value to the homeless.
  • Excellent collaborative skills, knowledge of Aboriginal culture and traditions.
  • Own vehicle, willing to travel, and valid driver’s license.
  • Must have current (within 6 months) Criminal and Child & Family Intervention checks.
  • Drivers’ Abstract without any issues is mandatory before starting this position.

Salary and Benefits

  • Monthly salary, based on working 34.50 hours per week.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after passing 3 months probationary period.
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.

Start Date

This position is to start immediately.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only successful applicants will be selected for interviews.