JOB SUMMARY: The student will work within AIDS Vancouver Island, a community based not-for-profit organisation offering services to more than 150 clients including those living with a disability (HIV and hepatitis C), many of whom experience structural vulnerability. The Social Service and Event Support Worker will provide direct care services within a number of AVI's programs- Positive Wellness, Harm Reduction, and education. TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Supporting the daily health and wellness drop-in; - Providing advocacy and assistance to clients in completing disability and housing applications; - Organising appointments for clients and liaising with other health and social service organisations; - Assisting with the organising of events such as, World Hepatitis Day, International Overdose Awareness Day and HIV and hepatitis testing events; - Providing coverage on the AVI reception desk; - Distributing harm reduction supplies; - Developing health specific resources for clients; - Assist with administrative duties such as organize e-mail lists, produce posters, filing and office organization.
QUALIFICATIONS - As this program is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the successful candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 30 and intending to return to full-time studies in the fall. The applicant must be able to work 30hrs/week for the duration of the contract. - Student in the field of social services, social sciences, or humanities - Ability to utilize a variety of communication skills; verbal, written, electronic - Demonstrated ability to use computer software such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat - Ability to provide compassionate, supportive care to a diverse group of service users; - Demonstrated understanding of the issues surrounding communicable disease, substance use, mental health, poverty, homophobia, and stigma - Demonstrated understanding of health promotion, harm reduction, and social justice models of social and health care - Experience working in community based organizations - Good organizational and time management skills - Understanding and knowledge of the social, emotional, and physical impact of living with HIV and hepatitis C - Demonstrated knowledge of local and provincial resources and programs, including financial aid systems, housing, and medical support
Please apply by submitting your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18, 2018.