Housing Outreach Worker - Nikihk

Group 238

Job description

Nikihk Indigenous Housing First is an intense home visitation and follow-up program designed to assist those experiencing chronic homelessness. We provide in-home follow-up support, with cultural and spiritual support and education.


  • 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.
  • Transport clients to viewings
  • Address housing and re-housing issues and needs
  • Documenting all objective interactions with clients, whether by phone or face to face, on ETO a web based case management software.
  • Create an Independence plan with clients outlining steps required to ensure client maintains stable housing.

Qualification Requirements

  • A./B.S.W./Human Services Degree or Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 – 5 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Enthusiasm for being part of the solution to end homelessness in Edmonton
  • Passion for working with Indigenous individuals; excited about being a catalyst of change in people’s lives.
  • Must understanding the impact the loss of culture identity and intergeneration residential school syndrome has had on Indigenous people.
  • Effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Budgeting skills are an asset
  • Must have own vehicle and be willing to transport clients.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and willing to obtain a drivers abstract
  • Must have 2-million-dollar liability insurance coverage
  • Must provide a Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector and Intervention Record Check (within a 6-month period from date of completion).
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary plus monthly auto allowance.
  • Paid sick and wellness days after 3 months’ probation (pro-rated)
  • Extended Health Benefit (50/50 cost sharing) after 6 months’ employment.
  • Working approximately 34.5 hours per week

How to Apply:

You can send your cover letter and resume

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,860.00-$4,053.00 per month


  • Extended health care


  • 8 hour shift
Group 232