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TRIP! Project

TRIP! Project – 1 Outreach Worker Position

12 Month Contract (July 2011 to June 30, 2012)

Average 24 hrs/month; $11.00 / hr

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, HIV prevention and safer drug use to the dance community, local organizations and high schools. 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, HIV prevention and safer drug use to the dance music community through onsite outreach and social media outreach, including Facebook, Purerave, Twitter and blogging

Attend and provide support for monthly outreach meetings, and meetings with the TRIP! Project Coordinator

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


An active participant of Toronto’s dance music community; strong knowledge of and comfort with party culture/raving, partygoers/ravers, and Toronto’s dance music communities

Strong knowledge of HIV, drug use, and related issues, as well as risk and harm reduction strategies

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Knowledge and experience using social media

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

Positive attitude towards a diverse community

Ability to work long night shifts on weekends

Ability to express and invest creativity and positive energy into an incredible youth project

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 Monday June 14th by noon to:

SUBJECT HEADING: Hiring Committee – Job #CTCHC 100,

EMAIL ADDRESS: hiring@ctchc.com

No phone calls please. We regret that only those we wish to interview will be contacted.