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Senior's Outreach Worker 

Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Status Temporary (7 hours/week). Term duration - until March 31, 2022. Flexible to work rotating shifts.  
Category Health Promotion  
Open Date 6/3/2021  
Close Date 6/10/2021  

The Senior Outreach Worker participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of supports in the CCHC service area for seniors. The efforts of the Senior Outreach Worker are directed specifically towards promoting/enhancing the effective integration and quality of life of seniors by providing individual practical support, referral, advocacy and cultural interpretation.

Program-Related Activities

  • Building relationships with seniors.
  • Assists seniors in connecting with needed resources in the Ottawa area.
  • Provides referral, advocacy and cultural interpretation as needed.
  • Assist in the meeting the goals set out in the grant application
  • Acts as a client advocate on individual and systemic issues.
  • Assists seniors in the community to build support networks.
  • Assists with facilitation of groups for target populations, as requested.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of education, and health promotion programs and services for individuals, families and the community.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline or equivalent combination of some post-secondary education and significant experience working with an older adult/senior population.

Professional Experience

  • Three to five years full-time relevant experience in a community setting.
  • Experience and interest in one or more of the following areas: community work/development health, seniors’ health and program delivery.
  • Experience working with older adults/seniors.
  • Experience working with volunteers in a social services or health care environment.
  • Experience in group education and knowledge of adult learning principles and experience in facilitating groups.
  • Experience and interest in working with marginalized and diverse clientele, such as low-income, high-needs, newcomer, and a variety of multicultural communities.
  • Experience in health promotion including community development and connecting with community groups and association.
  • Experience with facilitating physical education sessions for seniors.
  • Experience in program development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
  • Experience in a non-profit, community-based organization.

Key Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of community resources and community-based health care, as well as issues affecting women and people affected by mental illness.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to change and have the willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of and experience with group dynamics and group facilitation approaches.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and various software applications, including Microsoft Office programs, client database software, and electronic record keeping in a client services setting.

Linguistic Profile

  • This position is not designated under Carlington’s French Language Services Plan.
  • Proficiency in English required.
  • Bilingualism (French / English) is preferred, a third language relevant to our client population is an asset.

Personal Suitability

  • Sensitivity to the needs of marginalized and diverse clientele.
  • Commitment to health promotion concepts, strategies, and philosophy.
  • Commitment to community-based health care and social services, and strength-based philosophy and practices.


  • Availability to work days, evenings and occasional weekends if required.
  • Use of a vehicle, valid driver’s license required.
  • Police Record Check for working with the vulnerable sector is required. 
  • CPR Certification is considered an asset.
Salary Range $25.33/hour - $29.79/hour  
Reports to Director of Health Promotion and Counselling  
Position Senior's Outreach Worker  
Post Internal Days 0  
Created By Brittany Bourdon  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number HEA-21-00001  
Location 900 Merivale and Community locations  
About the Organization Carlington Community Health Centre is a non-profit organization that puts today's most pressing health care challenges at the heart of their service delivery. We turn to the best professionals and employees to help improve the health and well-being of our community. We build trusting relationships with our clients and deliver quality services through a wide range of health and social services to parents and children, youth and teens, adults, and seniors.

We look to help community members resolve problems and advance concerns in the community by providing organizational support and advocacy assistance to local groups and associations.

Our mission is to improve, support and promote the health and well-being of the people and diverse communities we serve!
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

CCHC is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ communities and persons with disabilities.  
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