Job Post Details
RAD Support Worker - Comox Valley and Campbell River
Job ID: 14903
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 15 hours per week: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am - 5:00pm
Duties: Work collaboratively with the RAD team to identify potential program participants, provide information regarding access to pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs, and assist with assessments and intakes for the program. 2. Connect regularly with program participants to offer peer support through active listening skills and a non-judgmental attitude, as well as referrals to other health and social services. 3. Assist with post-dose monitoring for program participants. Assess for overdose symptoms and respond with rescue breathing and naloxone when necessary. 4. Liaise between participants, systems navigators, nurses and physicians to support participants to be heard and assist with keeping communication open and accessible. 5. Distribute safer drug use supplies, safer sex supplies and naloxone kits, and provide information on harm reduction practices, overdose prevention and overdose response. 6. Work with participants and the RAD team to navigate administrative and financial requirements for access to pharmaceuticals according to care plan. 7. Identify and develop safety plans with people who are using substances who are at increased risk of overdose. 8. Maintain the safety of all program spaces by following protocols related to violence prevention and critical incidents. 9. Contribute to a positive, respectful environment at the program space and act as a an AVI ambassador in the community. 10. Maintain confidential records in accordance with privacy requirements and participate in team charting to assure comprehensive documentation. 11. Engage in planning, evaluation, reporting, and program development as directed. 12. Attend regularly scheduled team meetings and individual supervision meetings. 13. Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: Minimum two years’ experience working within harm reduction settings. Experience working with safer supply programs preferred. • Have lived/living experience with drug use and related health and social barriers. Have personal experience accessing harm reduction services for safer drug use support and/or accessed other services designed to meet the needs of people who use substances. • Proof of Vaccination Status, as required by the Provincial Health Order for Hospital and Community Health Care Services staff. • Experience responding to critical incidents and overdose, including administration of naloxone. • Have a current knowledge of the local drug trends and can relate as a peer with program participants. • 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.
Company: AVI Health & Community Services
Contact: Anne Cole
Notes: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com by 5 pm on March 20th, 2023.
Address: 355 6th St., Courtenay, BC, V9N 1M2