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Community Development Worker, Health Services – Communicable Diseases, Region of Peel

Mississauga, Ontario
No deadline noted

The Healthy Sexuality Program requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment of Community Development Workers and Public Health Nurses to provide outreach and harm reduction services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 – Infectious Diseases Program Standards, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood-borne Infections (including HIV).

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver needle exchange services including injection drug, steroid and piercing supplies through the Peel Works Needle Exchange Program (NEP) mobile van
  • Provide needle exchange services on weekdays through daytime and evening shifts
  • Mobilize the community to respond to their health issues by acting as a resource consultant and an enabler
  • Target and access the ‘hard to reach’ communities and ‘at risk’ populations
  • Travel to various locations across the Region of Peel to serve clients, via the Peel Works NEP mobile van

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in a health or social services field, with a strong emphasis on community outreach and engagement
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of harm reduction
  • Minimum one year experience as a community development worker (or similar), with recent experience in Public Health preferred
  • Experience working with diverse groups including the injection drug use (IDU) community
  • Knowledge of Peel’s IDU population and an awareness of trends and issues which impact health
  • Strong assessment and organizational skills
  • Working familiarity with crisis intervention techniques
  • Effective oral communication skills (in person and via the telephone)
  • Strong computer skills in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Access
  • Ability to travel to various locations across the Region of Peel to serve clients, via the Peel Works NEP mobile van

Compensation: Band 5 - As per Non-Union Salary Structure
Location: 7120 Hurontario St, Mississauga
Hours of work: Casual Opportunity - No guarantee of hours (2 pm -10 pm with limited day shifts)

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online at http://www.peelregion.ca/hr and complete the attached questionnaire.