Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are community- inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti-oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.
Primary Purpose of the Position and Role
We are seeking Harm Reduction Workers for Full-time, Part-time and Relief Positions for our Harm Reduction Team, including London’s Consumption & Treatment Services (CTS previously known as Temporary Overdoes Prevention Site), Needle Syringe Program and Outreach services provided to London, Oxford and Elgin Counties. Shifts range between 9am and 9pm Monday to Sunday. Our compensation package includes a competitive wage for Part-time and Relief staff and a competitive salary, generous health benefits and generous time related benefits for Full-time, permanent staff.
Every day, you will meet people “where they are at” and your efforts will directly improve their quality of life. You will have the opportunity to teach and to learn as a member of a tight-knit and integrated multi- disciplinary team and will provide wrap-around supports in collaboration with community partner agencies.Establishing rapport with people who use substances and creating an environment in which they can communicate their needs in safe way, you will facilitate the intake process and support individuals who are using substances. With your knowledge of community resources, you will offer people who use substances appropriate referrals and provide educational support.
- Understanding of/experience with harm reduction-based philosophies and practice related to sexual health, substance use and sex work
- Ability to apply critical thinking skills to the practical aspects of the job by utilizing community development models/approaches to affect change that are sensitive to issues of diversity
- Strong ability to build rapport, conflict resolution and crisis intervention
- The ability to engage with and relate to culturally, linguistically, ethnically, spiritually, racially and geographically diverse communities
- The ability to identify and understand intersectional factors that impact the health and wellbeing of diverse communities of people
- Understand the societal stigma imposed on the drug using population and its related impacts
- Have excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with strong written and oral communication skills
- Have a College Diploma in Social Services program
- Have a strong knowledge of community resources and London social service agencies
- Have crisis intervention/de-escalation skills
- Possess a working knowledge of addictions and have used harm reduction principles when supporting people
- Advanced computer skills including, but not limited to, the following: Microsoft Office Suite programs, data management software, digital/social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
- A satisfactory Vulnerable Positions Screening (Police Vulnerable Sector Check)
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience providing culturally relevant, anti-racist, anti-oppressive, queer and trans-affirming services, preferred
- Excellent communication (verbal, written, and visual) and negotiation skills, preferred
- Lived experience that may be relevant to the position’s focus on sexual health, harm reduction, substance use, sex work and diverse communities, welcomed
Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email or in hard copy to:
#30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7
Application period is open until all roles are filled
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Regional HIV/AIDS Connection in an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.
We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.
No phone calls please.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: $19.75 to $26.00 /hour