Job Posting 88125

Harm Reduction Satellite Coordinator
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
Toronto Metro area
closing tomorrow (Mon, 3 Oct)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $54,254 to $66,102 per annum

Harm Reduction Satellite Coordinator

1.0 FTE (35 hrs/week) Full-Time Temporary Contract for up to 9 months, 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, your position supports peer workers who offer supply distribution, harm reduction information and support to others living in their building.  The position includes the recruitment, training and supervision of peer satellite harm reduction workers, establishing and maintaining community links and partnerships, identifying needs and gaps in care, and developing, implementing and monitoring 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. 

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 expanding services, enhancing access to treatment, and advocating on issues affecting folks in the Parkdale drug using community. Majority of work will be based at the Parkdale site although the position crosses both the Parkdale and Queen West sites.

 

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university, or a combination of some post-secondary education and experience in relevant field.
  • 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 injection 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 HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) option.

 

If you are interested in joining a creative and dedicated team, 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 “HRSC” in the subject line. Internal candidates please submit your application by 5:00 pm on September 27, 2022. External applicants, the deadline to apply is October 3, 2022. 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 police vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense. Employment is conditional upon having had a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations 14 days before starting employment.

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