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TRIP Project

Outreach Worker Position

(24 hours a month; $11/hour)

Part Time 1 year Contract Feb 20, 2012- Feb. 20, 2013

CTCHC is a non-profit, community-based health organization committed to improving the health of community members, particularly those at risk for poverty and discrimination. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes the provision of primary health/dental care, counseling, harm reduction, community development, advocacy, and innovative partnerships with other organizations. CTCHC is a leader in the development of inner-city health services and focuses on the needs of homeless and street involved youth, adults, and families in the local area. CTCHC is a pro-choice and gay positive organization committed to employment equity and anti-discrimination. Our facilities are fully accessible.

Position Description

The TRIP! Project, a project of Central Toronto Community Health Centres (CTCHC), provides safer sex and safer drug use education, information, supplies and referrals, to Toronto’s diverse dance music communities. Working closely with the TRIP! Project Coordinator, this position will be supported to provide peer-based harm reduction education online through social media and onsite at dance music events (parties), and will support project volunteers to provide accurate information on harm reduction, sexual health and safer drug use to the dance music community, local organizations and high schools.

Accountability:

This position will work within a broader Harm Reduction team, and be responsible to the Project Coordinator.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide an average of 1-2 shifts per month of outreach services at dance music events in Toronto each month
  • Provide appropriately tailored and accurate information on harm reduction, sexual health and safer drug use to the dance music community through onsite outreach and social media outreach, including Facebook, Purerave, Twitter and blogging
  • Work collaboratively with the TRIP! Project Coordinator and other TRIP! Outreach Workers, and participate in the Harm Reduction team and the broader CTCHC as required
  • Provide programming support for TRIP! trainings and workshops, including helping with community kitchen
  • Attend and provide support for monthly outreach meetings, and meetings with the TRIP! Project Coordinator

Also responsible for working in a manner that:

  • Preserves confidentiality and seeks to minimize risk
  • Incorporates health promotion and harm reduction strategies and recognizes the determinants of health
  • Incorporates and strengthens interdisciplinary teamwork and a collaborative approach to the CTCHC’s work
  • Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals
  • Contributes to CTCHC’s activities to collect, analyze and report on data, participates in research as applicable
  • Communicates clearly, listens accurately, is open to feedback, handles conflict appropriately, displays sensitivity to others.
  • Participates in CTCHC’s commitment to being a discrimination-free health centre.

Qualifications:

  • An active participant of Toronto’s dance music community; strong knowledge of and comfort with party and rave culture, partygoers, and Toronto’s dance music communities
  • Strong knowledge of HIV, drug use, and related issues, as well as risk and harm reduction strategies Knowledge of harm reduction and the rave/dance music community.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and experience using social media (including Twitter, Facebook and WordPress)
  • Excellent ability to take initiative and work independently, while also working closely with the TRIP Project Coordinator and other TRIP! Outreach Workers
  • Demonstrated ability to support peer volunteers in providing health promotional outreach services
  • Knowledge and experience using social media (including Twitter, Facebook and WordPress)
  • Positive attitude towards a diverse community
  • Ability to work long night shifts on weekends
  • Ability to express and invests creativity and positive energy into an incredible youth prohect
  • We are particularly seeking applications from qualified members of the groups traditionally under-represented in the workplace and the dance music community

Please email cover letter and resume by Mon Feb 13, 2011 @ 5 p.m.

Hiring Committee – Job#QW,

EMAIL ADDRESS: lkufner@ctchc.com

For more information about the program, please visit
http://tripproject.ca/
We regret that only those we wish to interview will be contacted.