JOB TITLE: Streetworks Outreach Worker
REPORTS TO: Streetworks Manager
SALARY: $19.64-23.10/hour
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

 

Job Purpose:

To work in a team setting to plan and deliver program activities and harm reduction/health interventions. The position involves front-line service delivery, as well as general program responsibilities. It includes liaising with community agencies. Applicants must have a solid understanding of harm reduction as well as the ability to work cross-culturally. This is a full time position.

There will be some weekend and evening work. The development of culturally appropriate educational materials may be included.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Make connections with, provide education, and support to people who use substances by injection or involved in street-based sex work as well as agencies that work with the community
  • Do needle exchanges and supply distribution through the sites and the van
  • Participate in committees, events, program activities
  • Education for community and professionals

Qualifications:

Skills, Abilities and Attitudes:

  • Able to work non-judgmentally within a Harm Reduction framework
  • Lived experience or knowledge or willingness to learn of substance use and culture, sex trade, STIs and blood borne pathogens, and inner city lifestyles
  • Knowledge of and experience in community development
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in an Aboriginal cultural context
  • Familiarity with local community resources (e.g. substance use, social services, justice)
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work in partnership with other organizations
  • Flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm and non-judgmental attitude
  • Self-directed
  • Intermediate skills in MS Office
  • Ability to be involved in evaluation activities
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Basic computer skills

Experience:

  • Experience working in a marginalized city community is an asset

Boyle Street Community Services values diversity and welcomes applications from First Nation, Inuit, Métis, New Canadian, racialized, differently abled and LGBTTQIA communities.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to: mtaylor@boylestreet.org. Please include “Outreach Worker” in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: May 29, 2017