JOB DESCRIPTION: Federal HCV Community Development Coordinator
Hours of Work: 35hrs
Rate of Pay: $48,960 plus Benefits
Job classification: Permanent, Full time, Bargaining Unit, CUPE Local 7797
Internal Posting Deadline: June 7th 2016
This program aims to increase access to information, resources and support for people living with or at risk for HIV/HCV infection incarcerated in Ontario federal prisons.
- Develop and deliver capacity building peer educator trainings on HIV/HCV issues for federally incarcerated prisoners living with or at risk for HCV infection.
- Develop relevant HIV/HCV educational resources materials for distribution to federally incarcerated prisoners
- Provide individual advocacy and case management support on the phone and during prison visits for prisoners living with HIV/Hep C
- Provide referrals as necessary to prisoners living with Hep C
- Develop and deliver skills building trainings on HCV, Co-infection and other prison health issues for service providers
- Develop and implement appropriate evaluation tools to measure the impact of program.
- Foster partnerships and collaborate with diverse community partners and stake holders.
- Attend staff meetings and complete funder reports and other administrative work as required.
- Liaise with inmate committees
- Work on one systemic prison issues per year chosen in consultation with the Prison
HIV/AIDS & Hep C Research & Advocacy Consortium.
- Maintain ongoing consultation with correctional staff and community partners
- Attend health and pre-release fairs
- Participate in staff professional development/training as required.
- Other duties as assigned
- Understanding of the health and social impact of the criminal justice system on individuals and society and experience working with HIV and HCV issues including a well-developed knowledge of relevant resources.
- 3 – 5 years’ experience working with prisoner/ex-prisoner communities/client groups vulnerable to incarceration
- Ability to determine needs, develop programs and facilitate community initiatives
- Experience developing, facilitating and evaluating targeted education and training workshop.
- Excellent facilitation, teaching and training skills
- Expertise in planning and implementing programming-related initiative
- Familiarity with community based research and general research methodologies
- In depth knowledge of the social determinants of health
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of harm reduction principles and practice.
- Expertise in community development focusing on marginalized communities.
- Experience working within an anti-racist / anti-oppressive framework
- Demonstrated skills preparing presentations, reports, program plans, educational materials, brochures, etc.
- Ability to develop and sustain partnerships, coordinate networks and support advocacy strategies
- Demonstrated experience with case management
Strong problem solving and communication skills and ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work under pressure meet deadlines and ability to work both independently and within a team structure
- Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems/conflicts and take appropriate actions, to organize and prioritize work.
- Sound decision-making and judgment skills with the ability to effectively manage communications with community, committees and coalitions.
- Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with PASAN’s related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices
• Ability to obtain clearance into Federal correctional institutions
• Ability to travel and be on the road for multiple days at a time