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We’re Hiring! Harm Reduction Peer Worker (0.25)

October 8, 2019

Job Posting: Harm Reduction Peer Worker (0.25)

Internal/External Posting

Position Summary

The Harm Reduction Worker Peer Navigator position is a 12 hour per week part 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.

 

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with advocacy groups and organizations that work with people who use drugs to raise awareness and build community capacity.
  • Coordinate and implement direct outreach activities.
  • Make appropriate referrals.
  • Maintain confidential and accurate files.
  • Comply with agency policies and procedures.

Qualifications & Skills

  • The comfort and skills to apply your lived experience in a helpful way to others.
  • Direct experience working with marginalized and vulnerable members of our community.
  • Have a strong knowledge of community resources.
  • A deep understanding of stigma associated with substance use and related issues.
  • Demonstrated use of harm reduction philosophy and principles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and advocacy skills.

 

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, October 21st  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.