1 Full-Time Regular Position
1 Part-Time Regular Position
Harm Reduction Workers - SCS
1 Full-Time Regular Position at 1.0 FTE (35 hours/week)
1 Part-Time Regular Position at 0.6 FTE (21 hours/week)
Bargaining Unit - UFCW Local 175
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre (Parkdale Queen West CHC) is a dynamic, community-based
health care organization serving mid-west downtown Toronto. Offering a broad range of services, including primary
health care, dental care, harm reduction, health promotion, counselling, and community development programming,
we are also committed to serving people who face barriers to health care, and we strive to reduce these barriers.
PQWCHC is a multi-sited organization.
We are seeking a Harm Reduction Worker who shares our passion for making a difference; you see this role as an
opportunity to take the next step in your successful career while contributing to a vision of Inclusive Communities.
Responsive Healthcare. Healthier Lives.
Reporting to the Manager, Harm Reduction Services, you will lead the planning and implementation of our kit
making service for vulnerable populations of drug users by:
- Acting as a mentor to peer workers, volunteers, and clients on-site and drop-in programming, including
providing assistance and education around overdose response, housing, income support and asset-
based capacity building.
- Working collaboratively with the team to increase client access to social supports, pathways to care, and
treatment and treatment supports, including overdose prevention.
- Aiding in system navigation.
- Assuming responsibility for supply distribution, including supporting supply management.
- Supporting evaluation and quality assurance, from developing, implementing, maintaining, and
evaluating goals and objectives, to supporting in-house harm reduction programs across sites.
• Substantial knowledge of drug use, specifically injection drug use, acquired through a combination of
work experience, lived experience and/or education or training.
- 2 to 5 years’ relevant experience in a community setting, and experience in and program development,
implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.
- Experience with overdose prevention and response and training in/experience with Naloxone
- Experience working with marginalized communities such as people experiencing homelessness and
under-housed, psychiatric consumer/survivors, people who do sex work and people who use drugs.
- Experience in peer mentorship and support roles is an asset.
- Strong understanding of and commitment to harm reduction, trauma-informed, and anti-oppression
- Confident in asserting and maintaining strong boundaries.
- Extensive advocacy, crisis intervention and prevention, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills.
- Extensive knowledge of community-based resources.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Proficiency in one or more languages other than English, and personal/lived experience of drug use,
homelessness, and/or street involvement are considered assets.
Compensation: $50,561 to $59,539 per annum ($27.78 to $32.71 per hour), plus Group Benefits and *Healthcare
of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
- HOOPP option available for the part-time position.
If you are interested in joining in a creative and dedicated team, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume
and cover letter in a single document (MS Word or PDF format only) to [email protected]. quoting HRW in the
subject line. Internal candidates, please submit your application by 5:00 pm of July 14, 2023. The deadline to apply
for external candidates is by July 21, 2023, at 5:00 pm. We truly appreciate your interest; however, only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please also note that the successful candidate will be required to provide a police vulnerable sector check
as a condition of employment, however strong consideration is made to the type of offense. Employment
is conditional upon having had a full series of COVID-19 vaccinations (2 doses, plus booster within 6-12
months) 14 days before starting employment.
PQWCHC is committed to the principles of access and equity. PQWCHC is committed to reflecting the diversity of the communities it serves
and we encourage applicants who reflect Toronto’s Indigenous, LGBTQ2, racial, and cultural diversity. We welcome and encourage
applications from all qualified candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request. Parkdale Queen West
CHC is in full compliance of the Ontario Human Rights Code and does not discriminate on the ground of records of offenses.
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