JOB POSTING: Director of Health Promotion

Job Title: Director of Health Promotion
Department: Health Promotion
Supervised by: Executive Director

Years of Experience: 3-5 years
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week
Term: Full-time, permanent  
Salary: Competitive Salary

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 a Director responsible for the management of Black CAP’s Heath Promotion Department which provides a range of HIV outreach, prevention and harm reduction services for African, Caribbean and Black people living with or at risk for HIV. These services include prevention education, workshop delivery, volunteer management, resource distribution, event planning and others. The Director is responsible for staff supervision, case management support, team case management model development, evaluation and monitoring and the coordination of clinical services. This is a permanent position with a 37.5-hour work week.

Please note that we are seeking 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.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

This is a non-bargaining unit position reporting to the Executive Director. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 23 April 2024
Please forward resume and cover letter to: 
Hiring Manager
20 Victoria St., 4th floor, Toronto, ON
or email: hiring@black-cap.com


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JOB POSTING: Mental Health Peer Navigator

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 www.blackcap.ca 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

email: hiring@black-cap.com

Please use ‘Mental Health Navigator.’ as the subject of your email.

JOB POSTING: Program Coordinator

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Department: Health Promotion
Supervised by: Program Director
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week
Term: Full-time, permanent  
Salary: $ 48,500

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 is 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.

Responsibilities:

Project 1: Anti-Black Racism as Root Cause: ACB Knowledge in the Fight Against HIV-AIDS

Project 2: Integrated National HIV Prevention Strategy for ACB People in Canada

General Responsibilities:

  1. 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.
  2. Conduct research on effective strategies and models for peer-based programming to inform program delivery.
  3. Provide system navigation support and identify appropriate referrals to complementary programming based on the determinants of health framework.
  4. Offer Prevention Case Management (PCM) and other case management support to Peers.
  5. Coordinate the development of intake and assessment tools to assess risk and factors related to risk.
  6. Provide ongoing system navigation support to Peers.
  7. Recruit, train, and place Peers to engage in peer activities at all levels of program delivery.
  8. Support the delivery of workshops on safer sex, disclosure, goal setting, and treatment adherence.
  9. Provide referrals as required to HIV/STI testing sites, other ASOs (AIDS service organizations), and services such as housing, mental health, and employment.
  10. Attend staff and team meetings, as well as relevant training sessions.
  11. Participate in staff and team meetings, develop monthly reports, and perform other assigned duties.

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
or email: hiring@black-cap.com


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JOB POSTING: Sexual Reproductive Health Project Coordinator

Job Title: Sexual Reproductive Health Project Coordinator
Department: Health Promotion
Supervised by: Program Director
Position requirements: 37.5 hours per week.
Term: Full-time, 1-year contract (with potential for renewal)
Salary: $46, 098 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: The Sexual Reproductive Health Project Coordinator will play a critical role in developing, coordinating, and implementing Black CAP’s initiatives to promote access to sexual reproductive health services for Black, African and Caribbean communities in Ontario. The coordinator will work closely with Black CAP staff, community members, and other key stakeholders to increase awareness and understanding of sexual health issues affecting Black communities and to build the capacity of Black-serving agencies to address these issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

organization’s broader health promotion initiatives.

General and Administrative Responsibilities:

Working Conditions:

Qualifications:

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates 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
or email: hiring@black-cap.com

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JOB POSTING: ACB PHA Wellness and Mental Health Support Worker

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 which 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 www.blackcap.ca or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.

Position Summary:

Black CAP’s Wellness and Mental Health Support Program will provide counselling, mental health and addiction services to African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people living with HIV in Toronto. The Mental Health Worker will support clients’ recovery through the provision of client-centered assessments and case management services to support capacity building and empowerment, this includes supports to individuals using a screening tool, solution focused counseling and referrals to mental health and addiction services to support individuals to address short term mental health and addiction issues and access longer-term mental health and addiction services. The program will also provide group programming based on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and/or other models to address mental health and addiction issues and provide peer-based support.

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

Black HIV positive and/or LGBTQ youth in crisis, helping them to address their specific challenges, and referring and supporting them to access required services.

Black CAP is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications from members of Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities and ACB persons living with HIV.

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

email: hiring@black-cap.com


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JOB POSTING: Harm Reduction Coordinator

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

email: hiring@black-cap.com

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