Job Posting 68726

Senior Harm Reduction Worker
The Lower Mainland Purpose Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, New Westminster
closed yesterday (Fri, 5 Mar)
part time  •  $25 per hour

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

Position: Senior Harm Reduction Worker (2)
Wage: $25.00
Location: 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster, B.C.

Position 1: 28 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Position 2: 21 hours per week, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

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.



The primary duty is to support the Site Co-ordinator on all duties especially when the Site Co-ordinator is not present on site.

  • Responsible for on-site safety and adherence to program policies and procedures
  • Supervises employees, provides information and direction on a daily basis
  • Assists with ongoing evaluation of day-to-day practices in order improve them
  • Monitor the safety of the site and the practices on a daily basis to ensure everyone’s safety, initiate crisis management as required
  • Assists with coordinating shifts and scheduling staff training
  • Assists to gather data for evaluation and to report to funders


  • A two year post-secondary diploma in a relevant discipline (e.g. social services, community development, public health) and 4 years experience providing front line, harm reduction services with an emphasis on mental health, addiction, homelessness and/or social services
  • Experience developing and implementing new programs
  • Experience supervising employees
  • 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 an on-going on the job and other outside courses
  • Ability and willingness to work with a client-centred approach
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


  • 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


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