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October 18, 2019

Job Posting: Positive Peer Navigator

Internal/External Posting

 

Position Summary

The Positive Peer Navigator position is a full time position that is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives to enhance peer engagement and to provide direct outreach to individuals who may not be connected to existing harm reduction services or other community supports.

Positive Peer Navigators help to reduce the social isolation experienced by many people who are newly diagnosed as HIV positive or HCV co-infected and outreach to those who are lost to care. They provide assistance in recruitment for HIV/HCV testing and referrals to community and medical resources.

This position is based in Hamilton but may also support initiatives throughout Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work together with other staff to provide education and information to the larger community.
  • Ensure ongoing support to service users by maintaining regular contact.
  • Help service users develop strategies to maintain or improve their overall health.
  • Make appropriate referrals.
  • Attend appointments with service users when requested.
  • Maintain confidential and accurate files.
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures.
  • Plan and implement peer engagement activities and education opportunities for people living with HIV.

 

Qualifications & Skills

  • The comfort and skills to apply your lived experience with HIV in a helpful way to others.
  • Direct experience working with marginalized and vulnerable members of our community.
  • Have a strong knowledge of community resources in Halton, Hamilton, Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant.
  • A deep understanding of stigma associated with substance use and related issues.
  • Demonstrated use of harm reduction philosophy and anti-racism anti-oppression practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of boundary setting with individuals served.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please forward your letter of interest or electronic resume and covering letter by email no later than 9:00 am on Monday, November 4th  recruitment@aidsnetwork.ca

Surface mail or in-person addressed to:

The AIDS Network

Attention: Recruitment

140 King Street East Suite 101

Hamilton, ON

L8N 1B2

 

The AIDS Network values inclusion and diversity and promotes access and equity using an anti racism, anti oppression framework. Persons living with HIV are encouraged to apply.