GBMSM & Youth Sexual Health Educator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection
  • Community Outreach
  • Program / Project Evaluation & Development
Full Time
  • Ontario - London
  • Ontario - London Area
Experienced (Non-manager)N/A2019-03-152019-04-01

GBMSM & Youth Sexual Health Educator
Full-time (35 hours weekly) from April 2019 to March 31, 2022
Salary Range: $41,500 to $47,999


Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a volunteer driven, non-profit, community-based organization serving London and the six surrounding counties – Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. We are community-inspired and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for or affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. Our philosophy includes adherence to The Ontario Accord/GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS), anti-racism/anti- oppression, sex positivity, principles of harm reduction, holistic health and civil society.


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION AND ROLE
The GBMSM & Youth Sexual Health Educator reports to the Director of Education. This role focuses on delivering and evaluating both group and one-to-one sexual health/harm reduction education and prevention programming for members of 2STGBMSM (Two-Spirit, Trans* Gay, Bi and other men who have sex with men) communities within the six counties RHAC serves. The role also includes developing, delivering and evaluating a population-specific, HIV testing-focused campaign through collaborative and strategic planning with a team of internal stakeholders and external consultants; community development activities; and a combination of both online and frontline campaign-linked outreach. Additionally, this role is connected with the administration and facilitation of RHAC’s Open Closet program for 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.

Required Skills:
- Current and extensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS/HCV/STIs, including transmission/acquisition in relation to the social determinants of health
- Ability to engage and relate with gay/bi/two-spirit/Trans* men and other men who have sex with men
- Ability to deliver programming and activities in the context of a harm reduction framework/philosophy in relation to both sexual health and substance use
- Sensitive to issues of diversity and a commitment to support the mission, philosophy and values of RHAC, including the ability to work with diverse at risk populations within an anti-racism / anti-oppression framework and recognize/diplomatically address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the context of providing HIV/AIDS STI education, prevention and awareness services
- Demonstrated competency in motivational interviewing-based interventions and activities
- Experience with mindfulness-based programming and interventions
- Strong program development and delivery skills including: research skills, written and oral communication skills, promotion/marketing skills, networking skills, trust-building, facilitation skills, mediation/conflict resolution skills
- Capacity to integrate a nuanced understanding of syndemics, HIV acquisition/transmission, and related impacts among 2STGBMSM community members into program delivery
- Program evaluation experience (i.e. data collection, organization and analysis)
- Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
- Advanced computer and digital media skills including: knowledge of all Microsoft Office Suite programs, audio/visual editing programs, social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), website design/maintenance and presentation software
- Community development and collaboration skills
- Crisis intervention skills

Qualifications:
- Minimum 2 years working in HIV/AIDS, Hep C and STBBI prevention, health promotion, and demonstrated experience working with diverse communities
- Diploma or undergraduate degree in social services or equivalent related experience in social or health services; experience with community organizing an asset
- Demonstrated experience with philosophies and practice related to both youth and adult learning principles
- Direct experience (work or volunteer) within communities of youth at-risk and gay/bi/2-spirit and other men who have sex with men preferred
- Direct experience (work or volunteer) within communities of individuals who use substances preferred
- Must be able to work evenings and weekends in a variety of social and physical settings; irregular hours, evening and weekend work along with travel and offsite meetings will be required
- A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for work-related duties is required
- A valid Police Vulnerable Sector Screening document is required

Cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to hr@hivaidsconnection.ca or in hard copy to #30-186 King Street, London, ON, N6A 1C7.
Application deadline is April 1st 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Regional HIV/AIDS Connection in an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the community we live in. To this end, we encourage applications from persons living with HIV/HCV, members of LGBMSMT2SQ+ communities, individuals from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities, members of diverse ethno-cultural communities, and persons with dis/abilities.
We appreciate all submissions; however, we will only contact those to be interviewed.

No phone calls please.

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