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Counsellor, AIDS & Sexual Health Infoline, Toronto Public Health

This is an exciting time to join the Public Health Division in the City
of Toronto, and make your contribution in the following key role.

File Reference #: X6CSA10497

Major responsibilities

  • Provides information and counselling to individuals and refers to
    community resource agencies regarding sexual health issues related to
    HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), hepatitis, birth
    control and its options (i.e., emergency contraception, abortion
    counselling), sexual orientation and harm reduction in drug use (i.e.,
    safe injection use, etc.).
  • Assists clients in risk management, problem solving and decision making.
  • Promotes and provides information on available programs and support agencies.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service seminars, work groups
    and community meetings.  Takes part in research projects and
    assists or sits on committees as a resource.
  • Monitors current community demographic data and service availability.
  • Contributes to the development of, maintains and updates a
    province-wide manual of resources/services, agencies and health care
    professionals specific to each community in Ontario.
  • Participates in community outreach and education programs such as Health Fairs, Gay Pride Day.   
  • Sets up booths in different settings and speaks to community groups

Key Qualifications

  1. Experience in teaching or counselling regarding sexuality and/or sexual and reproductive health issues.
  2. Experience in HIV/AIDS/sexual health issues and concerns.
  3. Degree/Diploma in Nursing, Health Sciences, Social
    Sciences or the approved equivalent combination of education and
    experience.
  4. Ability to convey objective, unbiased view of sexuality and related topics.
  5. Knowledge of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS and their control.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  7. Willingness and ability to work flexible shifts, evenings and weekends.
  8. Ability to speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi would be an asset.

This is a part-time position of 1-3 shifts per week.  Currently
hiring for 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. shift. (The hours of operation for
the line are weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and weekends 11:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.)

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File # X6CSA10497, using one of the following methods:

Online: Through our website, http://www.toronto.ca/employment, or
FAX: (416) 397-9818, or
Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro
Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6

Please do not send duplicates.

Applications must be received by July 14, 2006.
Salary: $26.32-$28.84

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages
applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members
of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.