Outreach Worker – Rural Wellington Community Team – Mount Forest FHT (Erin, Guelph/Eramosa and Centre Wellington Townships)

Employer -Mount Forest Family Health Team
Location– East Wellington Family Health Team & Upper Grand Family Health Team
Salary– $40,500-48,000 plus benefits, compensation based on experience and education
Closes– February 15, 2018
Contract Type– Permanent
Hours -Full Time

Location: Primarily Erin, Guelph/Eramosa and Centre Wellington Townships

The Mount Forest FHT as the employer for the Rural Wellington Community Team is seeking an OUTREACH WORKER to work with the East Wellington and Upper Grand Family Health Teams and the communities they serve. The Outreach Worker assists residents to successfully connect or re-connect with health care and/or social services to support the resident to address issues affecting their health. Position is full time (37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

If you:

  • Enjoy helping people get the help they need while maintaining their dignity and independence
  • Have experience navigating through the healthcare and/or social service system
  • Are skilled at helping people to understand their choices
  • Understand the challenges facing individuals in rural communities, and
  • Are caring, compassionate and interested in improving health care and wellness…

Successful Candidates Must Have:

  • Experience working with people challenged by mental health and addictions issues
  • A valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle
  • Ability to obtain a police clearance to work with vulnerable people

Additional Success Factors:

  • Lived experience with rural communities
  • Lived experience navigating through the healthcare or social service system
  • A formal education in a program related to health care, mental health or social services is an asset but not required

The Mount Forest Family Health Team welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To apply, please submit your resume with a cover letter that describes your qualifications and interest in the position by 4:00pm Thursday, February 15, 2018 to:

Suzanne Trivers, Executive Director
Mount Forest Family Health Team
525 Dublin St.
Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L3
Email to:

For more information, please contact Elsa Mann, Team Leader-Rural Wellington Community Team at 519-321-1181 or A copy of the job description is available upon request.