JOB: Street Work Coordinator

Job Title Street Work Coordinator
Type of Position Permanent Full Time
Schedule 34 hours/week

Schedule includes: mandatory staff meetings on Tuesday from 1-4pm, some evening and weekends

Hourly Salary $18/hr + yearly increase
Benefits 3 weeks vacation in first year (4 weeks in subsequent years), health days, group insurance

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to work with youth to promote their physical and mental wellbeing. 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.

 

Employment Equity

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. People of colour, 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 creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

About the Street Work Coordinator position 

The Street Work program aims to enable marginalized youth in NDG to meet their basic needs through the support of a harm reduction approach. Street Workers at Head & Hands adhere to the Street Workers code of ethics, and act as a bridge between individuals and services at Head & Hands, institutional and community partners. 

The Street Work Coordinator is a new position that aims to provide administrative and human resources support to the Street Work team, and represent the values and needs of the program within Head & Hands. 

 

Responsibilities include:

On-Site Street Work Support 

    • Build Head & Hands staff and volunteer capacity around responding to client questions around gear use and Head & Hands’ harm reduction approach 
    • Purchasing and distributing bus passes/tickets for approved clients
    • Provide backup to Street Workers for accompaniments  
  • Program Administration 
    • Managing Head & Hands’ inventory of harm reduction in conjunction with the Health Services Coordinator
    • Supervise Street Worker team and Street Work Projects
    • Managing budget 
    • Designing and supervising Street Workers’ logs
    • Completing Street Work Program statistics for Fundraising team (monthly)
    • Coordinate and lead weekly Street Work team meetings 
  • Community Outreach 
    • Serve as a member of ROCQTR (http://attrueq.org/rocqtr/)
    • Coordinate referrals & liaise with other organizations to build strong network for Street Work (incl shelters, detox, etc) 
    • Facilitate or coordinate workshops in the community as needed (in collaboration with Street Workers) 
    • Serve as a member of the Table Jeunesse
    • Attend meetings of other relevant coalitions such as TOMS, GCPC, etc 
  • Head & Hands Collective Duties
    • Maintain Street Work trainings & approach accountability in other H&H services
    • Attend weekly staff meetings (Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm) 
    • Being supervised
    • Attend Annual General Meeting
    • Attend 2-3 additional Head & Hands events per year

 

Requirements & Assets

Requirements:

  • Experience with Street Work, street or peer outreach, social work 
  • Work experience or lived experience of drug use, homelessness, sex work, and/or criminalization
  • Experience in crisis intervention
  • Deep understanding of the chronic strain or stress of being marginalized, including: racism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty, living with disability, transmisogyny 
  • Deep understanding of the specific issues facing youth  
  • Active listening skills
  • Fluently bilingual (English and French), both oral and written
  • A commitment to harm reduction and anti-oppression principles
  • Commitment to Head & Hands mission and approach
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrable strength in administration, including time-management, program development, reporting, and organizational skills 
  • Experience in human resources, particularly supervision of multiple colleagues at once

 Assets:

  • Experience and/or post-secondary education in at least one of the following areas: health promotion or research, social work, counselling
  • Experience working with youth 
  • Experience working in a community organization and/or non profit
  • Experience working in a collective structure
  • Experience working with Batshaw and/or DPJ
  • Experience working in a collective and/or non-hierarchical structure

 

Application Process

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to funds@headandhands.ca with “Attn: Street Work Coordinator hiring committee” in the subject line. Applications can also be submitted by fax to (514) 481-2336 or in person at 3465 ave Benny. Guidelines for preparing your CV and cover letter are available on our website. No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.

Applications are due by November 28th at 10:00pm. All candidates will be sent a confirmation that their application was received, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.