Bargaining Unit Position
As a member of the Warden Woods Community Centre staff team, the HIV/IDU Outreach Worker will work with the full-time HIV/IDU Outreach Worker and Manager of Health and Recreation to assist the Harm Reduction program.
Reports to: Manager of Health and Recreation
Program Area: Health and Recreation Services
Service Delivery and Development 75%
- Reduce harm and in particular HIV transmission in the injection drug using communities
- Reach out to injection drug users who are unable to or unwilling to access services
- Work towards reducing the isolation of this population
- Assist in referral services to aid community members in receiving timely support
- Be “value added” and complement existing services
- Develop and distribute harm reduction supplies, resources and materials.
- Assist in the recruitment, supervision and evaluation of peer workers.
- Conduct outreach activities to build familiarity within the client base.
- Collaborate with Coordinator and Community Partners to increase awareness about safe use, reduce stereotypes and stigmas of users and HIV transmission within drug using communities.
- Contribution to assessment and enhancement of services to the target population in collaboration with other organizations.
- Contribute to annual funding reports and program evaluations.
- Any additional tasks as determined by the Manager of Health and Recreation.
External Relationships 15%
- Participants in networks, meetings and partnerships relevant to advancing the goals of IDU program
Agency Participation (min) 10%
- Promotes WWCC values and mission in a positive manner
- Maintains good working relationships with co-workers
- Attends meetings and participates in agency-wide fundraising and community outreach initiatives
Required Skills and Experience
- Supportive of the Mission, Vision and Values of the Centre
- Post-secondary education in health and social services and/or equivalent experience
- Develop appropriate networks and contacts to support the program
- Minimum 3 years related experience
- Skilled in providing outreach to marginalized people, particularly people who use drugs
- Skilled in training and education, especially in the areas of safer sex and safe drug use
- Knowledgeable about AIDS prevention and harm reduction
- Participate as a member of Warden Woods Community Centre staff team
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to relate well to people, regardless of race, colour, creed, economic status or age
Mission, Vision and Values
Mission: To build caring, compassionate, equitable, inclusive and interdependent communities in Scarborough.
Vision: We envision our agency to be a place where everyone belongs, everybody is somebody, everybody is challenged to be a part of the solution, we grow and help one another grow, consultation and communication are norms, not exceptions, together we can build and share in a better tomorrow.
Values: Nurture one another, work in partnership, model and promote caring, compassionate and just relationships.
Members of equity seeking groups, who meet the above requirements, are encouraged to apply.
Warden Woods Community Centre is a unionized workplace and employees are represented by CUPE Local 5218; this is a bargaining unit position.
A police reference check is required by the successful candidates prior to commence.
Warden Woods welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
From time to time all jobs will be evaluated and assessed based on the critical path, outcomes/deliverables, performance, and funding constraints, as deemed necessary by the Management Team.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $14.48 /hour
- Day Shift
- Monday to Friday
Entry process PPE required, and physical distancing where possible
- related: 3 years (Required)
- AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (Required)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19