Mobile Harm Reduction Worker
Website Phoenix Society
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Position will remain posted until filled.
Closing Date: July 24, 2020