Job Posting 70444

Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
Toronto
closing today (Thu, 13 May)
full time

Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator

1.0 FTE Full-Time Regular (35 hrs/week), Bargaining Unit – UFCW Local 175

 

Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming, we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care and we strive to reduce these barriers.

An experienced and knowledgeable health educator and harm reduction leader who shares our passion for making a difference, you see this role as an opportunity to take the next step in your successful career while contributing to a vision of Inclusive Communities. Responsive Healthcare. Healthier Lives.

Reporting to the Manager, Urban Health - Harm Reduction Services, and using a harm reduction approach, you’ll lead implementation of a City of Toronto funded project to work with marginalized groups to provide support to the vulnerable populations of people who use drugs with a focus on reducing transmission of HIV&HCV, through a variety of strategies that includes street and shelter outreach, resource development and distribution, crisis intervention, advocacy, community education, and recruitment, training and supervision of peer workers.

As a Harm Reduction Coordinator, you will provide anonymous testing, supply distribution and collection services, and will call on your substantial knowledge of drug use, harm reduction and HIV&HCV prevention to design and deliver targeted educational workshops to service users and providers alike, as well as provide internal and external referrals for HIV+ clients. This collaborative role will benefit from your strengths as a communicator, as you develop professional and social networks, build community capacity to respond to the needs of vulnerable populations of drug users and work with partners, participants, peers and the community to identify current and emerging care and support needs and service gaps, and enhance access to treatment and health care support.

Maintaining timely, accurate written and electronic client records, reports and correspondence will be an integral part of your job, which includes responsibility for program execution, evaluation and quality assurance – from developing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating HIV& HCV program goals and objectives, to developing and following appropriate protocols and policies.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university, or a combination of some post-secondary education and experience in relevant field.
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience in a community setting, and expertise in workshop design and facilitation, and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience working with marginalized communities such as homeless and under-housed people, street-involved youth, psychiatric consumer/survivors, sex trade workers, and drug users.
  • Proficiency in one or more languages other than English, and personal/lived experience of drug use, homelessness, and/or street involvement would be considered assets.

Compensation: $54,254 to $66,102 per annum plus benefits and HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)

If you are interested in joining a creative and dedicated team to make things better, we want to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format only) to , quoting “Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line. Internal candidates please submit application by 5:00 pm of April 30, 2021. External applicants the deadline for application is May 13, 2021. We truly appreciate your interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a criminal reference check as a condition of employment.

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