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JOB POSTING: Mental Health Peer Navigator

AUGUST 18, 2023

Position Type: Part-time
Supervised by: Mental Health Coordinator
Hourly rate: $23 per hour
Department: Support 
Days per week: 3 (22.5 hours per week)
Years of Experience: 1 year
Duration: 18 months

 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 that 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:

We are seeking a Mental Health Peer Navigator responsible for supporting the mental health coordinator in service delivery and providing support to our HIV+ and/ or LGBTQ+ clients at Black CAP. This individual is interested and/ or has experience in mental health and community service. Additionally, they have some knowledge or experience of operating from a trauma informed lens and harm reduction approach. They are comfortable working with folks from varying backgrounds and experiences and are passionate about supporting the ACB community.

The Mental Health Peer Navigator will be responsible for supporting in the facilitation of Black CAP’s support groups for our ACB HIV+ and/ or LGBTQ+ clients, along with co-creating two (2) wellness retreats for clients, providing system navigation support and intake assessment. They will work collaborating with other members of Black CAP’s support team, specifically the Mental Health Coordinator, 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 mental health and harm reduction. 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 ‘Mental Health Navigator.’ as the subject of your email.

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