Lower Mainland Purpose Society for Youth and Families has the following position available:
Position: HCC Outreach Worker
Wage: $21.00 per hour
Location: Based out of Main Office at 40 Begbie Street, New Westminster.
Hours: Saturdays, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Start Date: ASAP
The Purpose Society is funded by the Fraser Heath Authority to provide mobile harm reduction and supportive social services in New Westminster. Services focus on supporting people who are at risk of opioid overdose or who use other substances, answer calls to pick up sharps, administer naloxone as needed and make referrals.
The HCC Outreach worker will be supervised by the HCC Site Co-ordinator and, in the event of an emergency, the Executive Director.
The primary duties of the Outreach Worker are to drive a vehicle and find people who are using drugs outside, inform them of and invite them to the HCC. Support people who at risk of opioid overdose or who use other substances, ensure they are safe and support them, distribute harm reduction supplies, answer calls to pick up sharps, administer naloxone as needed and make referrals.
The Outreach Worker must be comfortable working with marginalized and street-involved individuals who are actively using substances, experiencing mental health issues, working in the sex trade, are homeless, and/or live in tents/camps.
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