Job Posting 77479

Harm Reduction Coordinators - Fixed Sites
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
168 Bathurst St. and 1229 Queen Street West
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 26 Nov)
full time  •  $54,254 to $66,102 per annum plus Benefits and HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan)

Harm Reduction Coordinator – Fixed Sites

Two (2) Full-Time Regular positions, at 1.0 FTE each (35 hours/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.

A collaborative lead with substantial experience in drug use, harm reduction, you share our passion for making a difference, and 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 respond to the needs of the drug using community through outreach and on-site programs, resource development and supply distribution and coordination, crisis intervention, anonymous testing, community education, and recruitment, training and supervision of peer harm reduction workers. This is a highly interactive role that will see you developing professional and social networks, and liaising internally with other Harm Reduction Workers, and with external agencies and groups regarding the needs of drug users, with a special focus on educating service providers, expanding services, enhancing access to treatment, and advocating on issues affecting folks in the Parkdale drug using community. Each position will be based predominately out of either our Queen West or Parkdale location and will also be expected to work across both sites.

As a Harm Reduction Coordinator, you’ll act as a resource to individuals, groups and communities, establish and maintain community links and partnerships, identify needs and gaps in care, and develop, implement and monitor health education strategies and programs to meet said needs. Overall program execution, evaluation and quality assurance will be your responsibility, from developing, implementing, maintaining and evaluating goals and objectives, to developing and following appropriate protocols and policies, to maintaining timely, accurate written and electronic client records, reports and correspondence.


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university, or a combination of some post-secondary education and experience in relevant field.
  • 5 years’ relevant experience in a community setting and providing direct harm reduction services. Experience working with marginalized communities such as homeless and under-housed people, street-involved youth, psychiatric consumer/survivors, sex workers, and injection drug users.
  • Expertise in workshop design, facilitation, budget management, data collection, report writing and program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • 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)





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