Job Title: Project Coordinator
Salary Range: 50,000 – 55,000 per Annum plus Benefits Package
Type: Full Time, 2-year contract
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, April 14th 2021
Project: A Newcomer Journey: Storytelling through Photography
Description of Role: Project lead/ Project Coordinator will focus on the needs of newcomer communities; those living with HIV/AIDS, ACB, Queer and those using substances. The supports offered by the successful incumbent will include systems navigation support and Brief Action Plan (BAP) counselling for newcomers to Canada. Working with a multitude of partners, he/she/they will lead a qualitative research project while delivering a minimum of 2 photovoice projects during each fiscal year of the program. The successful candidate will work with each cohort to support systems level advocacy for newcomer health with local and regional private and public sector partners including other social service and settlement sector partners.
The three primary program goals include
- Goal 1 Client systems navigation support within the region to support clients with BAP and Motivational Interviewing.
- Goal 2 Work with intersectoral partners to foster welcoming communities and workplaces and enhance newcomers' sense of belonging. He/She/They will work with them to develop an anti-xenophobia campaign that is supportive of this project.
- Goal 3 design and implementation of a Photovoice Program with intersectoral partners to help contribute to a body of evidence that speaks to the health of newcomer communities and their diverse social and cultural determinants of health.
- Post-secondary education in Social Work, Social Service Work, Sociology, Human Services, with previous work experience in settlement services and crisis counselling or relevant work and lived experience.
- Demonstrated competency and genuine interest in meeting the needs of newcomers whose experiences intersect with queer, African diaspora, femme, women's, HIV positive and substance use.
- Demonstrated experience in the client-centered case management service delivery approach.
- Solid interpersonal, problem-solving, decision-making, analytical and research skills.
- Strong attention to detail and flexible to deal with changing demands of the job.
- Ability to maintain confidential records and documentation, in addition to writing objective and descriptive contact notes.
- Demonstrated verbal & written English communication skills.
- Computer proficiency in Windows Office Suite and the internet and experience using a database system.
- Ability to work flexible hours including evening and weekends and from a variety of identified locations.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment and a strong understanding of inclusive and equitable service delivery.
- Current Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Screening will be required.
- Valid Driver’s License with own transportation is a must.
- We strongly encourage those with lived experience as a refugee/newcomer and a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply.
Responsibilities & Duties
- Provide information, referral, orientation and counselling services to meet the social, health and cultural needs of 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers with a focus on building a safer space for individuals.
- Facilitate appropriate referrals and access to services in the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
- Plan and facilitate 2SLGBTQ+ educational workshops to build capacity of the sector.
- Develop and setup a safe space/drop-in center specifically designed to meet the needs of 2SLGBTQ+ persons.
- Plan and implement a variety of social activities for 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers to foster peer to peer connections and reduce isolation.
- Develop collaborative partnerships with community agencies to offer peer support volunteer training to 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers. Document needs and gaps in services for 2SLGBTQ+ newcomer communities.
- Input information into appropriate databases, document accurate record of abuse and maintain up-to-date records of service delivery and case files.
- Complete all required statistical and narrative reports.
- Participate in staff and team meetings, and professional development opportunities as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
MSW or MPH preferred to support ongoing case management needs of clients while planning and leading a program within the region of Peel.
Moyo HCS promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applicants living with or affected by HIV. We also encourage people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, health statuses, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and value the time you have put into applying. However, due to volume of applicants and limited resources, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted by phone and/or email.