JOB POSTING: Program Coordinator
Job Title: Program Coordinator
Department: Health Promotion
Supervised by: Director, Programs and Services (Interim Executive Director)
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week
Term: Full-time, 1-year contract (with potential for renewal)
Salary: $23.64 an hour
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 Overview: Black CAP is seeking an experienced and dedicated Program Coordinator to join our Programs and Services team. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for developing HIV strategies, strengthening prevention efforts, and promoting HIV treatment adherence. This role will involve working on two Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) funded projects, focusing on addressing Anti-Black Racism (ABR) as a root cause and implementing an integrated national HIV prevention strategy for ACB (African, Caribbean, and Black) people in Canada.
Project 1: Anti-Black Racism as Root Cause: ACB Knowledge in the Fight Against HIV-AIDS
- Conduct desk research on approaches to addressing ABR and community-led monitoring tools.
- Engage in in-person consultations with HIV Prevention Hubs.
- Facilitate online consultations and feedback processes with service providers and users.
- Develop an ABR index for HIV prevention.
- Create an ABR community scorecard for HIV services.
- Pilot the ABR index and community scorecard in Hubs, making necessary adjustments.
- Develop a training guide on the index and scorecard.
- Oversee peers in delivering 3-5 trainings to other providers and users.
- Conduct baseline data collection and analysis.
Project 2: Integrated National HIV Prevention Strategy for ACB People in Canada
- Adapt the Community Health Ambassador Model for Alliance Peer Coordinators specific to ACB sub-populations.
- Develop a Peer Toolkit to support the implementation of activities.
- Deliver workshops annually from years 2-5 (2024-2027) to diverse communities of ACB people.
- Develop and disseminate a framework for delivery and national advocacy strategy based on a status-neutral approach, barrier reduction, Anti-Black Racism, Intersectionality, Anti-Oppression, GIPA/MIPA, SGBA+.
- Create outreach/media materials and strategy, identify pop-up sites, and procure prevention technologies and external resources.
- Conduct 1Love1Stop intervention pop-ups annually from year 2-5 (2024-2027).
- Conduct 1 community consultation in year 1 (2022-2023) to inform the design and development of service provider workshops.
- Deliver workshops annually from years 2-5 (2024-2027) to service providers.
- Assess the needs of HIV-infected and affected clients, provide counseling, advice, and referrals to other services, agencies, or programs, and develop strategies for each individual.
- Conduct research on effective strategies and models for peer-based programming to inform program delivery.
- Provide system navigation support and identify appropriate referrals to complementary programming based on the determinants of health framework.
- Offer Prevention Case Management (PCM) and other case management support to Peers.
- Coordinate the development of intake and assessment tools to assess risk and factors related to risk.
- Provide ongoing system navigation support to Peers.
- Recruit, train, and place Peers to engage in peer activities at all levels of program delivery.
- Support the delivery of workshops on safer sex, disclosure, goal setting, and treatment adherence.
- Provide referrals as required to HIV/STI testing sites, other ASOs (AIDS service organizations), and services such as housing, mental health, and employment.
- Attend staff and team meetings, as well as relevant training sessions.
- Participate in staff and team meetings, develop monthly reports, and perform other assigned duties.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (public health, social work, or similar)
- Experience in HIV/AIDS prevention and community engagement
- Knowledge of Anti-Black Racism and its impact on health outcomes
- Familiarity with peer-based programming and case management approaches
- Strong research and data analysis skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently
- Proficiency in relevant computer applications
Black CAP is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including those living with HIV/HCV and with diverse lived experiences (such as substance use, addiction, sex work, and/or incarceration). Disclosure of diversity in the covering letter is optional. We value diversity and promote an inclusive work environment. Submit resume and cover letter to Muhaari A. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: 30 June 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.