Job Title: BIPOC Alliance Harm Reduction Coordinator
Department: Harm Reduction
Years of Experience: 2+ years
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $53, 430
Organization Description: Black CAP is a leading organization in Canada serving the needs of Black, African and Caribbean communities impacted by HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. We provide support, education, and advocacy to individuals and communities affected by HIV, including the provision of comprehensive and culturally appropriate sexual health services.
Position Purpose: We are seeking a BIPOC Alliance Harm Reduction Coordinator responsible for managing Black CAP’s BIPOC Alliance Harm Reduction Program. The individual must have experience working in a harm reduction program and effectively working in a harm reduction setting. Black CAP’s Harm Reduction Program conducts prevention and education outreach to a range of clients including youth, adults, clients living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ people in areas of Toronto where there are geographic and social concentrations of African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people.
The Coordinator will play a role in strengthening Black CAP’s response to substance using communities and increasing levels of awareness of drug prevention and harm reduction for our clients, staff and community partners.
Please note that we are seeking youth applicants who possess a deep understanding of the specific requirements of people living with HIV/AIDS and lived and professional experience working in Toronto’s ACB communities. Please also note that we strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to apply.
- Train Peers/Navigators and Alliance Coordinators using theoretical and practical In-depth training modules on reduction education and outreach especially with regards to marginalized and culturally diverse populations.
- Ensure needs assessment sessions are delivered in community organizations.
- Deliver training of the Trainer’s Community Readiness Assessment and Risk Reduction Strategies (CRRS) Training Model to Coordinator and Peers.
- Organize hybrid community joint events that ensures strengthening of Harm Reduction Networks.
- Develop resources that are culturally sensitive for frontline service providers.
- Conduct Online outreach sessions for people who use drugs and share drug-use equipment.
- Ensure Harm Reduction kits are packed and distributed.
- Plan and execute HIV/STI testing events. This includes joint HIV/STI testing nights.
- Attending monthly staff meetings and training.
- Evaluate program related activities and completion of regular reports.
- Firm understanding of Harm Reduction models/frameworks and knowledge of substance use in diverse ACB communities.
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STIs and sexual health issues and the impact of HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s ACB communities with excellent skills and knowledge of community resources and supports.
- Comfortable conducting outreach, education and the exchange of harm reduction supplies in a range of neighbourhoods across the city.
- Experience in building awareness of harm reduction, HIV and STIs in Toronto’s ACB communities.
- Knowledge of, and relationships within, Toronto’s harm reduction service delivery system.
- The ability to design, deliver and evaluate workshops and familiarity with adult education models.
- Ability to work and operate in an environment using anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks.
- Ability to accept feedback and take initiative as well as work independently and cooperatively with staff and volunteers in a culturally diverse environment.
- Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Social Sciences and/or a combination of education and experience.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Demonstrated ability to meet targets, deadlines and manage multiple activities.
- Self-motivated and able to work effectively under pressure while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude as you deal with multiple personalities, projects and deadlines.
- Knowledge of MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point), internet and email are essential.
- Willingness to work flexible hours including weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
- The ability to speak a language other than English is an asset.
This is a bargaining unit position reporting to the Program Director. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: 6 September 2023 at 5:00p.m..
Please forward resume and cover letter to:
20 Victoria St., 4th floor email: email@example.com
Please use ‘BIPOC Alliance Harm Reduction Coordinator’ as the subject of your email.