BLACK COALITION FOR AIDS PREVENTION
Peer Prevention Intervention Assistant
Position Type: Peer Support Worker Supervised by: Program Director
Salary: $20 per hour Hours per Week: 22 h
Department: Support Department Years of Experience: 1
Term: Contract, 3 months
The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space which provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto, we are supported by a broad range of government and foundation funders. To learn more visit us at www.blackcap.ca or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.
Black CAP is seeking a Peer Prevention Assistant responsible for client intakes and assessments, coordinating workshops and groups and providing system navigation supports.
Key responsibilities of this position include:
- Assessing the needs of clients received from the community, counselling, advising and/ or referring to other services, agencies or programs and developing strategies for each.
- Planning of social and educational groups and workshops for adult and youth ACB PHAs.
- Providing system navigation supports and identifying appropriate referrals to complimentary programming based on a determinants of health framework.
- Maintain knowledge of existing and emerging services for ACB PHAs and develops service relationships with relevant organizations.
- Representing the agency on appropriate community networks and working in conjunction with other agencies and community groups to co-ordinate/facilitate the delivery of services.
- Participating as a team member on the delivery of other activities in the Support Department.
- Attend and participate in bi-weekly staff meetings and team meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:
- Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, STIs and sexual health issues and the impact of HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s African or Caribbean communities and excellent skills and knowledge of community resources and support available.
- Ability to accept feedback and take initiative as well as work independently and cooperatively with staff and volunteers in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to work in a sex positive, and anti-oppression focused environment.
- Strong written and oral communication skills and strong listening skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet targets, deadlines and manage multiple activities.
- Knowledge of MS Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point), database, internet and email are essential.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
- Self-motivated and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment.
- The ability to speak a language other than English is an asset.
This is a Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Director of Support Services. The position is a contract position. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
Deadline for applications: , December 1st 2020 at 5 pm.
Please forward resume to:
20 Victoria St., 4th floor