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Casual Harm Reduction Support Worker
Job ID: 7351
Start Date: ASAP
Wage: 22.38
Hours: Variable
Duties:

Responsible for harm reduction supply distribution and recovery Provides education and support regarding safer drug use and safer sex, HIV, hepatitis C, and STIs Provides overdose prevention education and first aid response, including education on the administration of Naloxone Uses brief assessment, active listening and crisis response skills to help meet immediate, basic needs and make appropriate referrals to other health and support services within the community Engages with clients in a collaborative, person-centered approach grounded in harm reduction Maintains the safety of all program spaces by following protocols related to violence prevention and critical incidents (such as overdose prevention and response), including the ability to use communication devices (cell phone/2-way radio) Facilitates workshops and support groups related to increasing health and wellness Works in collaboration with partner agencies to provide a continuum of services Maintains both paper and electronic confidential client files as required Engages in planning, evaluation, and program development as directed Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

Diploma in health or social services (Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health & Addictions Support Worker, etc.), or equivalent combination of education and experience Harm Reduction Support Workers will have a minimum of one (1) year relevant work experience and will demonstrate the following minimum requirements: Emergency First Aid and CPR Level C Certificate and experience responding to critical incidents Direct service delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services systems Direct service delivery experience in the community social services sector with a demonstrated working knowledge of community-based programs and related provincial and community support services systems Demonstrated skills, experience, and knowledge in the areas of safer drug use, addictions, safer sex, sex work, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, mental health, etc. Demonstrated knowledge of social justice, health promotion and public health approaches and models of social support and health care Demonstrated understanding and commitment to harm reduction principles and practices Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with a diverse range of clientele including individuals who are actively using substances and living with significant health challenges; Experience managing hostile interactions, utilizing non-violent communication and de-escalation skills Ability to apply sound judgement: stay grounded and use creativity, flexibility, and assertiveness when working through complex and often urgent situations Demonstrated understanding of the importance and role of people who use drugs in the development, delivery, and evaluation of services intended to benefit them Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with co-workers, clients, community, and other service providers

Company: AIDS Vancouver Island
Contact: Human Resources
Notes:

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@avi.org by June 14, 2018

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