Status: Full time, union
Department: Urban Health & Homelessness Services
REPORTS TO: Manager of Community Initiatives
The HIV Program Leader, is responsible for direct support and development of peers, partnership building and maintenance, and development and growth of the HIV Prevention Program. The HIV Program Leader will assist management in leading and organizing events/activities, monitoring and coordinating data entry and collection, and supporting management in a range of other functions. The position engages with partners from a range of community settings to oversee and organize peer outreach and deliver innovative sexual health education workshops to our priority populations, women at risk, Afro-Caribbean and Black Communities and Indigenous.
A. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Development and implementation of new HIV Prevention Program model
- Recruit, hire, on-board, train, schedule & discharge peers. Implement performance management with all peers by providing leadership and direct support to 3-4 peers from the priority populations identified by the Program Plan
- Lead/organize conflict resolution initiatives and restorative justice circles when/if needed to ensure optimal team performance
- Work collaboratively with the Manager of Community Initiatives in a range of leadership functions related to peer training, project evaluation and development, data collection and entry, and in networking with partner organizations in the community, hospitals and broader social service sectors.
- Create population specific sexual health promotional and educational material for both priority populations and service providers.
- Ensure the completion of and approve bi-weekly timecards for all peers
- Organize the project budgets in consultation with Manager of Community Initiatives
- Responsible for the successful operation of peer outreach programming and workshop delivery as outlined by the HIV Program Plan
- Build, liaise and maintain positive working relationships with community and system partners
- Report to partners and other stakeholders on program outcomes, challenges and successes
- Responsible to ensure that all necessary supplies are stocked and available and communicate with Manager of Community Initiatives should supplies need to be ordered.
- Work with the manager in identifying areas for improvement and adapting the initiative to reach greater success
- Co-Organize with our community partners a meaningful event for World AIDS Day and Pride
- Cooperate with the Manager of Operations and the Health & Safety Representatives to ensure a safe and welcoming property. Report and respond to property issues in a timely fashion to avoid service disruption
B. ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Prepare for and actively participate in supervision meetings with the Manager of Community Initiatives, including the establishment and evaluation of an annual program plan.
2. Attend departmental Leadership Team meetings and other St. Stephen’s activities as assigned.
3. Adhere to all House policies and procedures and ensure confidentiality is maintained on all client, staff and agency matters.
4. Participate in compliance with health and safety legislation and instructions.
5. Respectful of and responsive to individuals and communities facing social, economic and cultural barriers in society.
- College Diploma in Social Services and 1 year of experience working in human services or combined equivalent of education and experience
- Recent lived experience with HIV, substance use and utilization of HIV and/or harm reduction practices as asset
- Experience with direct supervision of peers, leading groups, developing workshops and preforming community outreach
- Recent extensive experience with marginalized populations including homeless adults and those with substance use and mental health issues
- Knowledge of Supportive Housing for People with Problematic Substance Use (SHPPSU), Toronto Community Housing Corp (TCHC), Outreach best practices, and familiarity with Kensington Market neighborhood an asset
- Understanding of drop in settings and work on a multi-disciplinary teams.
- Excellent communication, initiative, judgment, and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
- Crisis prevention training
- Experience in program development, implementation and evaluation is an asset
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Superior skills in office computing and health-related MIS database systems
- Ability to work in a dynamic community-based setting with marginalized populations
- Able to work evenings, weekends and on-call as assigned
St. Stephen’s Community House is committed to diversity, equity and accessibility in accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The Human Resources Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of hiring process.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected will be contacted for an interview.
St. Stephen’s Community House is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.