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Peer Outreach Workers 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager of Health Promotion & Community Services, the Peer Outreach Workers will be responsible for developing and implementing health promotion and outreach activities for the community within the North York area of Central LHIN.  With strong community connections, the outreach workers will participate in the harm reduction program, community initiatives, and other outreach activities through education and support to individuals and families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of an outreach strategy with the Community, Health Promotion team and other interdisciplinary staff at Black Creek CHC
  • Support outreach activities
  • Support the team in a variety of harm reduction services and education as required: safer drug use, safer sex, safer sex work, safer partying, etc.
  • Distribute harm reduction supplies to individuals and identified distribution sites
  • Collaborate with other Harm Reduction team members to facilitate groups or workshops as the needs arise
  • Participate in advocacy and work in partnership with individuals, groups and health care professionals to identify and facilitate appropriate care
  • Maintain client information and data as required
  • Participate in all required training and handle other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with harm reduction philosophy and principles – lived experience an asset
  • Related college or university education or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with marginalized populations such as; drug users, sex workers, homeless or street-involved individuals, youth, new immigrants, LGBTTQQ+ population, individuals with a history of incarceration and individuals experiencing mental illness
  • Strong connection to identified priority neighbourhoods in catchment area: Jane & Finch, Tobermory, Firgrove, Yorkwoods, Chalkfarm, Falstaff, Islington & Finch, Bathurst & Finch
  • Knowledge of community resources: schools, TCH, agencies, grass roots groups, etc.
  • Ability to work within a community-based context, with a culturally diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Please send application to hr1.@bcchc.com

Application deadline: Tuesday February 11, 2020 by 5:00 pm.

Black Creek Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. All qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status or any other legally protected grounds will be considered.

Accommodations will be provided for candidates with disabilities, where needed and on request, to support their participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.

Thank you for applying.

 

 

 

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