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Hepatitis C Outreach Worker
Salary: $38,000 plus benefits

Scope of the Position:

The Hepatitis C Outreach Worker will provide low threshold outreach to marginalized community members living with/at risk of acquiring Hepatitis C. This position will coordinate, design and deliver education and training sessions, provide support services and promote referrals to testing and treatment.

Qualifications:

• 2 years of experience working in a community setting;
• Thorough knowledge and experience of HCV, harm reduction and peer support models;
• Strong knowledge of issues affecting marginalized and HCV priority populations and communities;
• Experience working with diverse agencies and working successfully in partnership with these; agencies
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the local health and social service sector, government programs and current legislation that may affect clients;
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, to anticipate potential problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions and to meet deadlines;
• Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member within an evolving role in a multi-disciplinary environment;
• Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills;
• Strong commitment to harm reduction, health promotion, community development and adult education;
• Excellent knowledge of MS Word and excel applications and other office related software;
• Ability to work some evening and/or weekend shifts;
• Must be able to work in a variety of social and physical settings;
• Ability to fundraise effectively and to support existing and future agency fundraisers.

Responsibilities and Related Tasks:

Outreach and Support

• Active outreach in the region/community (including correctional facilities) that are frequented by at risk community members living with/at risk of acquiring HCV in order to bridge to program and treatment teams;
• Promote and participate in harm reduction services (i.e. needle exchange, naloxone)
• Deliver group and individual support and HCV treatment and prevention education;
• Assist clients with needed paperwork such as applications for birth certificates, health cards or medical appointments;
• Accompany clients to medical appointments, if requested, to provide emotional support
• Assist clients to develop their capacities around treatment/medical scheduling and health management planning, taking into consideration the reality of the relevant social determinants of health for each individual;
• Promote HCV testing and support those who are tested;

Peer Support Program Liaison

• Promote and facilitate the utilization of peer support workers within the program
• Schedule and assign support, education and outreach activities to peer workers;
• Assist in providing training on HCV prevention, education and addiction issues, with a focus on harm reduction to peer support workers;
• Ensure peer support workers have the information and resources to provide information and referral services;
General Administration
• Maintain and revise training materials;
• Routinely compile, enter and report confidential data at agency and funder’s request;
• Ensure that all necessary reports are completed and submitted to the appropriate sources, meeting set deadlines;
• Participate in the planning of program evaluation initiatives;
• Participate as a team member in all team functions- program planning, team meetings and case conferences;
• Network with internal and community partners to ensure an optimal continuum of health & social services through all stages of HCV education, support, care and treatment;
• Maintain and develop professional competence and learning;
• Participate in agency fundraising activities;
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Assets

Facility in both official languages required.
All non-bilingual qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as such applications will be considered in the event a fully qualified, bilingual applicant is not selected for the position.
Interested applicants should forward, in print and electronic formats (pdf), a letter of application and interest, resume, contact information for two employment references to be received no later than 3:00 pm Monday, October 2, 2017 addressed to:

Dr. Stacey Mayhall, Executive Director
The AIDS Committee of North Bay & Area
269 Main St. West, Suite 201
North Bay, Ontario P1B 2T8
acnbaed@gmail.com
Phone: 705-497-3560
Fax: 705-497-7850