Job Title: Trans Youth Harm Reduction Peer Support Worker
Department: Harm Reduction
Years of Experience: 1+
Position requirements: 30 hours per week
Term: Full-time, 1 year (possibility of renewal)
Salary: $35, 880
Organization Description: The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s 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.
Position Overview: Black CAP is currently seeking a Trans Youth Harm Reduction Peer Support Worker to join our Harm Reduction team. The individual must have experience working in a harm reduction program and effectively working with a team 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.
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.
- Support weekly Harm Reduction Outreach Sessions
- Support the delivery of workshops in areas related to Harm Reduction, substance use and drug prevention.
- Increase Black CAP’s engagement with Trans folks, specifically youth who use substances.
- Support the planning and coordination of youth harm reduction programming at Black CAP.
- Engage with the Trans community and support the Trans Engagement Coordinator where needed.
- Track and report engagement outcomes to direct reports.
- Keep complete and accurate records of information through tracking tools.
- Promote Black CAP’s programming within ACB communities.
- Must be an ACB Trans Youth.
- Comfort 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrated experience working in Toronto’s ACB communities and experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ services.
- A minimum of one year experience in a community-based, non-profit organization.
- Commitment to using AR/AO and GIPA frameworks.
- Attend staff meetings as well as relevant trainings as required.
- Written and verbal communication skills
This is a bargaining unit position. 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, or
Please use ‘Trans Harm Reduction Peer Support Worker.’ as the subject of your email.