At SafeLink Alberta, we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. SafeLink Alberta’s dedication to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in all that we do. Diversity is more than a commitment at SafeLink Alberta - it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and any other difference that makes us all unique.
We are seeking Harm Reduction Outreach Workers who will be responsible for meeting the support needs of people who use drugs and those at risk of or affected by HIV, HCV, and other sexually transmitted and blood borne infections. Working within a harm reduction and human rights-based philosophy of care, this position assists clients to improve overall health outcomes, improve quality of life, and meet individualized goals. This position requires a passionate professional who is committed to developing supportive and respectful relationships through non-judgmental and client-centered service delivery. Key activities include in-office and street-level outreach, assistance with basic needs, distribution of safer sex and safer consumption supplies, advocacy, system navigation, and referrals.
This is a full-time position (35 hours a week), based out of the SafeLink Alberta operational site in Calgary, Alberta. However, services may also include rural communities in the Calgary Alberta health zone. While hours of operation are generally Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, flexibility to conduct outreach events, attend community events, and meetings during evenings and weekends will be necessary. The position will report directly to the Lead, Outreach and Peer Support within Calgary Support Services.
Education & Capacity Building
Evaluation & Administration
Qualifications/ Key Competencies
The salary range for this position is $40,211 - $49,396 per year.
SafeLink Alberta offers a comprehensive health and dental benefits package, including access to EAP services and an RRSP matching program. Employees start at 3 weeks’ vacation per year, plus a complimentary week off between Christmas and New Year’s, and receive additional days off including personal days, sick days, and birthday.
We especially encourage applications from communities that are under-represented among our staff, such as people living with HIV, visible minorities, those with lived/living experience, and persons with culturally diverse backgrounds. We value your lived experience, and we encourage you to self-identify in your application should you feel comfortable doing so.
This position will remain open until the suitable candidate is found. Please send your cover letter, resume, and any other relevant material to support your application via email to quoting job reference SLA – 175.
You must be available for in-person/online interviews. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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