Summary: Moyo Health and Community Services is a community and AIDS service organization (ASO) in the Peel region that provides a growing array of health promotion, education, social and support services for people living with, affected by, and at systemic risk of HIV for communities in Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon.
We are seeking to hire a dynamic individual with experience working with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, women (including cisgender women, trans women, and individuals who experience discrimination based on femme identity and/or presentation), men, and boys in the areas of Gender Based Violence (GBV). This person is also responsible for creating supportive structures that address gender-based violence through community-building that advances gender equity for BIPOC women and 2SLGBTQ+ folks. This project work is collaboratively driven in partnership with East Mississauga Community Health Center (EMCHC) and Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS).
Guided by a strengths-based multidisciplinary approach rooted in principles and values of inclusion, anti-racism, anti-oppression, decolonization and cultural safety, self-determination, sex positivity, and harm reduction, this position recognizes and meaningfully promotes the voices of folks with lived experience.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and implement activities (drop-in sessions, workshops etc.) that foster intergenerational safer spaces through health and wellness education, engagement, mentorship, solidarity with BIPOC women who hold intersectional identities.
- Support the scale up of interventions engaging men and boys in addressing toxic masculinity and support men in becoming allies in gender-based violence against women and 2SLGBTQ+ folks.
- Work with PWLE (People With Lived Experience) to implement Facilitator- and Peer-Guided sessions co-designed with target populations including BIPOC women and men in Peel region.
- Develop meaningful and consumable learning tools and resources (project curricula, workshop modules, facilitator guides, social media content, factsheets etc.) on key project themes (lateral violence, toxic masculinity, anti-racism, gender-based violence and violence against 2SLGBTQ+ folks, transphobia, etc.).
- Develop, implement and evaluate training focused on building organizational and sector capacity to address GBV for BIPOC women with intersectional identities and healthy masculinity and allyship.
- Lead conversations with equity owed communities to better understand what is a safe(r) space, discuss the factors that hinder safety and gender equity, promote allyship, address lateral violence, and create peer support opportunities for the advancement of BIPOC women.
- Lead the coordination of knowledge translation activities like workshop sessions, social media LIVE events and town hall meetings to mobilize learnings with project stakeholders (BIPOC women, men, masculine of centre folks and community partners) and title and rights holders.
- Explore Ethno-Specific knowledge product development with community members (local theater plays, radio announcements, and interactive social media campaigns).
- Design, implement, and evaluate an annual forum on GBV learnings to bring attention to yearly work, key learnings, points of best practice leverage, and motivate change through discussions with decision makers.
- Work with communities to celebrate and acknowledge project achievements and contributions as well as leading a pathway for the advancement of BIPOC women who hold intersecting marginalized identities.
- Mobilize conversations on allyship, patriarchy, the complexities of the legal system, and the role of media in gender-based violence.
- Explore and contribute to discourses on how local and regional discriminatory legislation, policies, and practices prevent women and girls from fully participating in the social, political, and economic spheres.
- Develop, lead and foster a project Advisory Committee who will inform and guide the directions of the project deliverables.
- Lead and facilitate meaningful community participation through independent community consultations and conversations with the project’s advisory committee.
- Maintain and submit accurate tracking documents and monthly reporting updates to the supervisor.
- Operate in accordance with the policies, guidelines, and protocols of the program and partner organizations.
- Post-secondary education in Health Promotion, Community Services, Social Sciences from a recognized university, OR a relevant degree or post-secondary diploma coupled with equivalent experience in the Health and Social Services sector with a focus on/experience in GBV work.
- A demonstrated commitment to health equity and working with equity owed communities; BIPOC communities, 2S and LGBTQ+ folks, newcomers to Canada, folks living with chronic diseases, substance users, etc.
- Minimum of one year experience in Gender Based Violence (GBV), violence against women (VAW), domestic violence (DV) and/or violence against children (VAC) prevention and responses including GBV assessment and interventions, and best practices
- Lived experience within these identities (BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, Folks living with disabilities etc.) is considered an asset.
- Training and/or extensive experience in community development, program planning, adult education, program development principles and practice, would be an asset
- Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively with multiple partners, with the ability to develop a strong network while providing outreach to a diverse stakeholder base.
- Proficiency in using virtual engagement tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Teams and Social Media.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both in written and verbal formats, and when interacting with individuals and groups
- Meticulous attention to details, ability to prepare standard reports, forms, program statistics and facilitate meetings.
- An appropriate level of proficiency in the principles and practices of mental health services, sexual health promotion, stigma, and discrimination.
- Ability to handle conflicting priorities in a disrupted environment
- Ability to speak a second language and/or bilingualism is an asset.
Program travel is required for this job; therefore, candidates must have a valid Driver’s License, insurance, and access to a vehicle OR access to other forms of transportation to attend meetings and events as required.
What’s in it for you?
- In addition to vacation allowances, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision upon successful completion of your probationary period
- A flexible, trust-based environment that invests in staff well-being and in a holistic way
- A chance to contribute to the growth of an aspirational organization and add to the culture and diversity of our growing team while making a significant impact on the sexual health and well-being of our communities
- Working for an organization that is committed to sex-positive, anti-racist, anti-oppressive work and is invested in your personal and professional growth.
- Working with partner organizations and with diverse interdisciplinary teams in a supportive learning environment.