Job Posting 67637

Harm Reduction Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closes in 11 days (Thu, 28 Jan)
part time

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:

Position: Harm Reduction Worker (2)

Wage: $24.00

Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Hours:

Position 1: 28 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (casual on call hours available)

Position 2: 21 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Monday (casual on call hours available)

Start date: Immediately

The Purpose Society is establishing the Health Contact Centre which is the first safe consumption site in New Westminster. In addition to providing a site where, substances can be used safely, the Centre will offer other programs to enhance the psychosocial outcomes of program participants.

Duties:

The primary duty of the Harm Reduction Worker is to ensure that clients consume substances in a safe way and offer assistance if needed. Duties include:

  • Responsible for on-site safety and adherence to program policies and procedures
  • Greeting clients coming to the Health Contact Centre
  • Complete required paperwork
  • Observe clients consume substances safely
  • Offer assistance as required
  • Observe clients after substance use to ensure wellness
  • Clean and sanitize surfaces on a regular basis
  • Facilitate drug testing
  • Distribute harm reduction supplies
  • Provide naloxone kits and naloxone training
  • Provide information on the Lifeguard application and install if necessary
  • Complete needle sweeps of the surrounding area as required
  • Provide referral to other Purpose programs that can provide necessary services
  • Work cooperatively with team members to ensure client safety in every way

Qualifications:

  • The equivalent of a high school diploma and evidence of additional training taken
  • At least two years experience providing front line, harm reduction services with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services, or an equivalent combination experience and lived experience
  • Advanced overdose recognition and response training
  • Knowledge of common drugs and their effects
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Ability to maintain a non-judgmental and non-stigmatizing approach is required
  • Willingness to participate in on-going on the job and other outside courses
  • Ability and willingness to work with a client-centred approach
  • Good verbal communication skills

Other:

  • Must be physically and mentally able to be on your feet for long periods, take on physical tasks and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must follow Covid protocols, wear a mask and sanitize/wash hands frequently

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!