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JOB POSTING: ACB PHA Wellness and Mental Health Support Worker

AUGUST 18, 2023

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the transmission of HIV within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space which provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto, we are supported by a broad range of government and foundation funders. As an employer we also offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive health benefits plan, an Employee Assistance Program, annual RRSP contributions and access to a wellness program. To learn more visit us at or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.

Position Summary:

Black CAP’s Wellness and Mental Health Support Program will provide counselling, mental health and addiction services to African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people living with HIV in Toronto. The Mental Health Worker will support clients’ recovery through the provision of client-centered assessments and case management services to support capacity building and empowerment, this includes supports to individuals using a screening tool, solution focused counseling and referrals to mental health and addiction services to support individuals to address short term mental health and addiction issues and access longer-term mental health and addiction services. The program will also provide group programming based on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or other models to address mental health and addiction issues and provide peer-based support.

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

Black HIV positive and/or LGBTQ youth in crisis, helping them to address their specific challenges, and referring and supporting them to access required services.

Black CAP is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications from members of Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and ACB persons living with HIV.

This is a Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Program Director. The position is subject to a 3-month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 1 September 2023

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Rosemary Okoth
20 Victoria St., 4th floor, Toronto ON


Please subject your email as ‘ACB PHA Mental Health Worker

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