Mobile Harm Reduction Worker

Phoenix Society

ABOUT US
The Phoenix Society is a not-for-profit society dedicated to providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to addiction, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/or employment. You can read more about Phoenix here.
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
 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.

Closing Date: July 24, 2020

To apply for this job email your details to careers@phoenixsociety.com

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