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JOB POSTING: Harm Reduction Coordinator

AUGUST 18, 2023

Job Title: Harm Reduction Coordinator
Department: Health Promotion
Supervised by: Program Director
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week.
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $50-54K annually

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 Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator responsible for managing Black CAP’s Harm Reduction (HR) Program. The individual must have experience working in, and preferably managing, a harm reduction program and effectively overseeing a team in a harm reduction setting. Black CAP’s HR 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. The HR Coordinator will support the part-time Peer Educator who will assist in HR outreach activities and will help to supervise placement students completing their practical experience in the agency. The Coordinator also works collaboratively with other members of Black CAP’s prevention/outreach team and other Black CAP staff and volunteers to achieve the objectives of the program/mission of Black CAP.

* Please note that we strongly encourage candidates from Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities who bring lived and/or employment experience in relation to substance use/harm reduction to apply. Candidates unable to demonstrate this experience will not be considered. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

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 use ‘Harm Reduction Coordinator.’ as the subject of your email.

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