Harm Reduction Peer Worker

Position Title:          Harm Reduction Peer Worker
Classification:         Support Worker ($20.26 – $24.40 per hour)
Department:             Harm Reduction
Reporting to:           Practice Facilitator, Harm Reduction
Type:                         Contract/Term 17.5 hrs to 35 hrs a week

Ending March 31st 2018

Location:                  Carlington Community Health Centre

Application Deadline: Friday January 19, 2017         


Job Summary

Working closely with the Harm Reduction Practice Facilitator at Somerset West Community Health Centre and the Intake/Harm Reduction Counsellor at the Carlington Community Health Centre, the Harm Reduction Peer Support Worker(s) will support harm reduction services to people who use drugs in the Carlington area.

Job responsibilities include providing support to clients, distributing harm reduction materials, providing information and referrals as required and assisting with other tasks as directed by the Community Support Workers. All services are provided using a harm reduction model. Hours of work may vary depending on the need of the Program.

Job Qualifications

  • Lived experience of drug use
  • Knowledge and experience with a harm reduction mode
  • Drug, sex and sex worker positive
  • Understanding of HIV and HVC transmission
  • Knowledge of related community resources
  • Understanding or homelessness, mental health and additions
  • Ability to work well with other as part of a team
  • Commitment to working within a diversity and social justice framework
  • Basic knowledge and experience working with computers

Completed application form and letter of intent outlining how you meet the qualifications for this position must be submitted to Nikki Jalbert at the Carlington Community Health Center by 5:00 pm Friday January 19th, 2017.

Questions may be directed to Nikki Jalbert, Intake/Harm Reduction Counsellor

Carlington Community Health Centre
900 Merivale Road, Ottawa, ON K1Z 5Z8
Phone: (613) 722-4000, ext. 260

Fax : (613) 761-1805

Email: yjalbert@carlington.ochc.org

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