Mobile Harm Reduction Worker

INTERESTED?

  • Challenge yourself by joining a rapidly growing organization.
  • Surround yourself with skilled helpers, willing to share their knowledge and expertise with new staff and people in their early careers.
  • Finish each day knowing you have made a difference.
  • Be part of an exceptional company culture with a healthy work/life balance.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Mobile Harm Reduction Worker supplies harm reduction supplies/information to people wishing and needing access to these supplies. The Mobile Harm Reduction Worker will provide a variety of services relating to Harm Reduction and Peer Support and Engagement. These services include mobile and fixed provision of Harm Reduction supplies/information, actively engaging clients who are difficult to find or do not otherwise access other stationary services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures the Harm Reduction program runs on appropriate days and supplies and information are distributed.
  • Providing appropriate referrals/follow up to high risk clients.
  • Providing transportation to clients as directed.
  • Organizes “rig digs” or sweeps of the area.
  • Ensures the van is clean, well maintained and well stocked with supplies and adequate resource materials. Remembering to safety check and clean the van after each outing.
  • Assists with community Naloxone Trainings.
  • Responds to community calls to pick up inappropriately discarded sharps.
  • Ensures sharps are disposed of in a safe and correct manner.
  • Acts as a back up to other staff if needed.

Competencies

  • Relationship building
  • Client-centred care that empowers and motivates the client
  • Adaptability in ambiguous situations
  • Case management including record keeping, report writing and statistics
  • Teamwork within an integrated addiction services team
  • Medication administration using a Medication Administration System
  • Sensitivity in a culturally diverse environment

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Academic: Position requires a minimum of a diploma in the social/human sciences, addictions or in counselling. Preference will be given to those who have post-secondary education and training relevant to the social service field. Alternately, pursuit of certification in social work, counseling, criminal justice or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for this position. Preference given to those with post-secondary education in a relevant discipline.
  • English: fluent and able to effectively communicate professionally, orally and written in English.
  • Satisfactory Tuberculosis Screening Certificate: current negative test
  • First Aid Certificate with CPR: current
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check Review – through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General Criminal Records Review Program.
  • Driver’s License: Valid BC class 5 license accompanied by a driver’s abstract.

 

We welcome qualified applicants with a passion for meaningful work to submit a resume and cover letter to careers@phoenixsociety.com.

Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Position will remain posted until filled.