Job Posting 102211

Support and Outreach Worker- STBBI Services
HIV Edmonton
Edmonton area
9702 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B1
closed 4 days ago (Fri, 19 Jul)
full time  •  $47,000 - $50,000 per annum with health benefits package plus RRSP contribution.

 

Support and Outreach Worker- STBBI Services

Full Time, Funding renews April 2027

 

HIV Edmonton is an inclusive and dynamic community-based organization dedicated to working with diverse communities in amiskwaciswâskahikan and across Treaty 6 territory. We aim to build awareness of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI), prevent new transmissions, help people living with HIV and other STBBI to live longer, healthier lives, and support community members without judgement, stigma, or discrimination.

Communities that experience racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, substance use and sex work stigmas, and other forms of systemic discrimination experience unequal access to health care systems, resulting in higher rates of STBBI. Our goal is to work towards equitable health systems, where everyone can access health services without judgement or shame. Our STBBI Wrap-Around Support and Outreach team primarily works within and alongside three communities disproportionately affected by HIV and other STBBI: Indigenous peoples, 2SLGBTQ+ people, and African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) people. We take a decolonized approach to supporting community members affected by or living with HIV and STBBI to access testing, treatment, and care as well as providing supports and referrals for overall holistic supports.

This position may appeal to a candidate in the HIV Edmonton community or someone identifying from a disproportionally affected community. Those experienced in an equity-centric workplace are encouraged to apply.

Key Responsibilities:

The STBBI Services Support Worker will be responsible for creating and connecting individuals, groups, and organizations to resources that promote access to STBBI related services.

  • Program delivery of harm reduction services including frontline distribution of harm reduction supplies
  • Delivery of STBBI support in collaboration with the STBBI Services Nurse
  • Outreach and partnership engagement to coordinate STBBI related care and resources
  • Data management into CANFIT management system

Qualifications:

  • Degree or diploma in a human services or related field (Indigenous studies, education, social work, counseling, community engagement, public health, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • A mix of formal education and lived experience will be considered
  • Exceptional skills in de-escalation and crisis intervention
  • Experience providing community education workshops and group facilitation
  • Ability to build relationships, strong verbal and written skills, focus on promising and strength-based practices, a desire to connect with community to engage people about STBBI and a strong ability to generate positive opportunities are all essential to making this position meaningful
  • Competency in computer software/databases including Access, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint is preferred
  • Access to a vehicle is preferred

Hours of Work:  On-site - 35 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 8:30-5:00, Friday 8:30-2:00

Salary: $47,000 - $50,000 per annum with health benefits package plus RRSP contribution. 

Closing Date: July 19, 2024

To apply, forward resume and cover letter to:   

Alec Johnston, Director of Programs & Services

9702 – 111 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0B1

e-mail: 

Applications require a cover letter to be considered for the position.

We appreciate all applications.  Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.   

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