Saskatoon

306-244-1771

Prince Albert

306-763-3001

Work with us

STR8 UP works in the core community in Saskatoon and Prince Albert with ex-gang members and their families, to help support individuals as they embark on a healthier path.

STR8 UP is a grassroots organization that is driven by our members. We do not walk in front to lead, nor behind to push, we walk beside our members to assist, accompany, encourage and support. We do our best to meet members where they are at and case plan accordingly. Explore opportunities to work with us.

Current Opportunities:

Team Lead- Prince Albert Office

STR8 UP is looking for the right individual to fill challenging but rewarding positions as Team Lead in Prince Albert.

STR8 UP and the Community Intervention Model. The Gang Violence Reduction Strategy-CIM program supports gang-affiliated youth between the ages of 15 and 30 who have been assessed as a high risk to reoffend by the SPRA or LSI-SK assessment tools.  The project has offices in both the Saskatoon and Prince Albert and a service area that includes the northern half of the province.  CIM supports adults and youth both in correctional facilities and in the community as they move through the justice system and transition out of the gang lifestyle to become responsible community members. Some of the issue’s participants face include socio-economic and health challenges: poverty, family breakdown, limited education and employment, insecure housing, mental health and emotional challenges including anger, frustration, low self-esteem and addictions.   The CIM project advocates, mediates, counsels, mentors and negotiates resources on their behalf. We walk alongside our clients as they chart their course forward.

Purpose and Scope:

The Team Lead will be responsible for Program operations in Saskatchewan’s northern region. He/she will report to the CIM Program Manager situated in Saskatoon, under the general direction of STR8 UPs Executive Director. He/she will help supervise full/part time outreach workers working in the Prince Albert office.

Responsibilities:

Directing the Program in northern Saskatchewan under the direction of the Program Manager;

Working with service agencies, criminal justice stakeholders and community;

Responsibility for contract requirements: client/staff ratio, risk-management, client programming, record keeping, financial and personnel reporting, and privacy;

Advocating in justice, corrections, social services sectors; and

Developing initiatives and strengthening organizational strategies.

Knowledge of First Nations & Metis traditions and cultural practices and community support programs

Excellent, personnel, administrative, interpersonal, communication, negotiation and mediation skills

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in the human services field, equivalent experience or a combination of both
  • Demonstrate and practice a healthy lifestyle
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with adults, youth, staff and partnering agencies and maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Ability to express ideas and concepts effectively in an oral and written form
  • Working knowledge of computers/windows
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultures and issues
  • Must have a valid driver’s license that reflects a safe driving record – A Driver’s Abstract is Required (Within 3 Months).
  • Criminal Records Check (Within 6 Months)

Experience in management.

Salaries are based on STR8 UP current salary grid $23.00 to $28.00 per hour

 

Cover Letters and Resumes labelled – Team Lead, Prince Albert, can be emailed to jolene.morris@str8-up.ca

STR8 UP appreciates everyone who does apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please no phone calls.

 

 

 

Outreach Worker- PA/Saskatoon

STR8 UP is hiring a full-time Outreach Worker, Community Intervention Model in Prince Albert or Saskatoon, SK

About STR8 UP

STR8 UP:10,000 Little Steps to Healing Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization that assists individuals wanting to liberating themselves from gangs and criminal street lifestyles. Outreach is key to supporting individual ex-gang members and addressing the gang problem in our community.

Purpose and Scope

STR8 UP’s outreach support adults and youth in correctional facilities and the community as they move through the justice system and transition out of the gang lifestyle to become responsible community members. They face socio-economic and health challenges: poverty, family breakdown, limited education and employment, insecure housing, mental health and emotional challenges including anger, frustration, low self-esteem and addictions.   Outreach advocates, mediates, counsels, mentors and negotiates resources on their behalf. We walk alongside our clients as they chart their course forward.

Outreach Responsibilities Includes:

  • With the member, conduct intake, ongoing case planning and self-assessments
  • Keep meticulous intake, case planning and attendance and referral records
  • Advocate in justice, corrections, social services sectors and for community supports
  • Provide one-to-one life skills and problem solving counselling
  • Conduct sharing circles in correctional facilities and meet with members in group settings for

fellowship and programming

  • Accompany and support members attending important appointments
  • Assist in obtaining essentials to community living: Identification, financial assistance
  • Arrange access to spiritual and cultural practices to support healing
  • Help maintain family contact during incarceration and in the community
  • Facilitate recreational and cultural opportunities that include family
  • Arrange for addictions programming, housing, health, education/job skills and employment

opportunities.

  • Participate in STR8 UP presentations
  • Provide information about services and opportunities in the community
  • Meet with staff to help develop new initiatives and strengthen organizational strategies
  • Identify partnerships for services in the community

 

Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Justice sector experience
  • B.A. or equivalent education and experience
  • Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Some knowledge of First Nations & Metis traditions, protocols and cultural practices
  • Knowledge of community support programs
  • Practical, organized, decisive, motivated to learn and open-minded
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques
  • Understanding of professional boundaries

 

Salaries are based on STR8 UP current salary grid $21.25. to $28.00 per hour

Cover Letters and Resumes labelled – Outreach Worker – CIM, can be emailed to          jolene.morris@str8-up.ca 

STR8 UP appreciates everyone who does apply; however only those selected for an interview will be notified. Please no phone calls.