Job Title: Harm Reduction Outreach Worker (2 positions open)
Position Type: Part-time contract/Flexible (Up to 20 hours per week – Contract ends March 31, 2020)
Reporting To: Harm Reduction Program Manager
Compensation: $23-$25 per hour
Location: York Region
The AIDS Committee of York Region (ACYR) is a community-based organization that provides support, education and access to dignified care for people living with, affected by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS. We are currently recruiting two (2) part-time Harm Reduction Outreach Workers for a community-based harm reduction project in York Region. The goal of this project is to reduce negative health impacts experienced by people who use drugs as a result of sharing drug use equipment. Through this project, ACYR will establish peer-led initiatives to increase access to harm reduction services, HIV/Hep C and other STBBI testing, and other health services for drug and substance using community members in York Region. Using harm reduction approaches, this project will help build the capacity of individuals and services providers in the region to prevent infections associated with sharing of drug use equipment. We aim to reduce stigma and discrimination toward mental health, substance use, and people who use drugs in York Region.
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Please submit your application to:
with subject line Harm Reduction Outreach Worker Position in the subject line
Drop it off in person at our front desk: AIDS Committee of York Region, 10909 Yonge Street, Unit #203, Richmond Hill ON, L4C 3E3.
Please write: ATTN: Arpa Azmila on the application/envelope.
The AIDS Committee of York Region promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applicants with lived experience of substance use, HIV/AIDS, and/or Hep C. We also encourage people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expression.
We thank all applicants. However, only those who are to be interviewed will be contacted.