JOB: Overdose Prevention Site Coordinator

 

Job Title Overdose Prevention Site Coordinator
Supervisor Part time Temporary staff member 
Type of Position Part time (25 hours/week), 3 month contract (June 17, 2019 to September 15th, 2019

Schedule : (TBD)

Hourly Salary $18.00/hr

 

Mission

Head & Hands envisions a society where all youth are participants and are inspired by the endless possibilities available to them. Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental well being. Our approach is preventative, non-judgmental, and holistic with a fundamental commitment to providing an environment that welcomes youth without discrimination. We facilitate social change and the empowerment of youth based on their current needs within our community and society at large.

About Head & Hands and the Overdose Prevention Site

Since 1970, Head & Hands has been helping youth harness their potential to create healthy, vibrant, and caring communities.  We envision a society in which all young people are full participants, inspired by the endless possibilities available to them.

The Overdose Prevention site is free for people of all ages. The overdose prevention site is equipped with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who provide drug testing, supervised consumption, harm reduction education, gear distribution, and referrals. We support people in managing their use in the safest way possible.

The aim of the Overdose Prevention Site is to maintain the community’s well-being by promoting access to health for all, by making available harm reduction information and/or advice and referrals.  

 

About the Overdose Prevention Site Coordinator position

The Overdose Prevention Site will offer five services :

  • Supervised Consumption
  • Gear Distribution (Needle Exchange)
  • Drug Testing
  • Harm Reduction Training (Safer consumption, Naloxone Use, How to use Fentanyl Strips)
  • Info & Referral

 

Project Management :

In the weeks before the site opens, the Head and Hands Overdose Prevention Site (HHOPS) Coordinator will be responsible for supervising & coordinating outreach efforts in the form of postering, community workshops and social media posts.

When the site is operational, they will be responsible for supervising the site and for intake. In the case of an incident at the site, the Coordinator will be responsible for managing the incident as well as debriefing with the team and administration afterwards.

After the project is over, they will be asked to write a brief final report based on data collected at the site.

Staff Coordinator :

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing a small team of staff and volunteers.

 

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • Bilingual French & English
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression
  • Strong time management skills, personal organization, and attention to detail
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Skills in supervision
  • Strong sense of teamwork

Assets:

  • Experience in working with youth
  • Knowledge regarding youth’s health needs and challenges
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Experience working with marginalized communities
  • Understanding or lived experience of drugs and drug use
  • Experience in working in a collective
  • Experience in working in Non-profit sector

 

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your C.V and cover letter to lizstreetwork@headandhands.ca, and including “Attn: Streetwork” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax at 514-481-2336, or in person at 3465 Benny ave. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website, no incomplete applications will be accepted.

As an organization that works to facilitate social change and the empowerment of diverse communities of youth, Head & Hands recognizes that experiencing marginalization and oppression often brings both challenges and valuable skills and perspectives.

We recognize that these skills are often undervalued and unacknowledged in professional settings, despite being highly transferable to the work we do. If you have questions about representing non-traditional skills and experience within your application, please get in touch for support in framing what you have to offer in a way that’s identifiable within the Qualifications and Assets described above.

People of color, people with disabilities, women, two-spirited and queer people, trans people, and other candidates who experience marginalization are strongly encouraged to apply and to self-identify in your cover letter. We are committed to a creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Applications are due at 10:00 am on Friday June 7th.  All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further. We are aiming to hold interviews for this position to the evening Wednesday June 12th and the start date will be as soon as possible after that process. This job will end in September. You must be available June 26th as well as Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.