|Job Title:||Coordinator (Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences or Counselling)|
|Work Site:||Robert & Lily Lee Family CHC - Peer Based Program|
|Status:||Temporary Full Time till September 2019|
|Start Date:||As Soon As Possible|
|Salary:||$26.75 - $28.70 per hour|
|Hours:||0900-1700 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off|
The Coordinator oversees the Peer Based Program (PBP), and works directly with VCH Harm Reduction Services, the Harm Reduction Coordinator, and SMART Program Group Coordinator and Facilitator.
The candidate should:
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Coordinator is responsible to develop and coordinate designated programs and workshops to promote harm reduction and health promotion related to sexual health and / or safer drug use. The Coordinator develops program related information for the designated client population applicable to the program. Coordinates workshops, recruits, orients and trains new volunteers/peers, coordinates the deployment of volunteers/peers and provides work direction to volunteers/peers. Evaluates volunteers/peers’ performance and addresses concerns. Acts as a resource for staff, ensures the goals of the program are achieved and the evaluation process is established. Administers workshop budget and provides communications that support program promotion. Liaises with health care providers, colleagues, community mental health services, and mainstream or youth community organizations/agencies. Maintains intranet web pages.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with a counseling emphasis, Counselling or a related discipline, three (3) year’s of recent, related experience working with the designated program client population, working with volunteers/peers in community service work and providing health promotion and harm reduction education in the areas of sexual health and / or drug use or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver’s License.
Knowledge & Abilities
Knowledge of HIV, hepatitis C and STIs and their impact on the community
Knowledge of issues related to sexual health promotion and sexual wellness
Knowledge of harm reduction principles and practices
Knowledge of peer-driven interventions
Demonstrated facilitation, leadership, public speaking and conflict resolution skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients
Ability to provide work direction
Ability to analyze and resolve problems
Knowledge of and proficiency in relevant software, including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software application and Powerpoint.
Ability to be sensitive, tactful and diplomatic with clients and the public.
Ability to prepare presentation, promotional material and business correspondence.
Ability to prepare and update web pages.
Ability to work under the pressure of interruptions and adapt to changes.
Ability to compile and present information.
Ability to do mathematical calculations and monitor budgets.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.